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New Course: Become Happy

Buddhism addresses our mistaken approach to finding happiness and how we can truly become happy in life. Become Happy Everyone can become happy, but the problem is how? Why is it that happiness seems to disappear as soon as we seem to find it, like a mirage in the desert? Through this course...

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New Course: Differences Between Jodo-Shu and Jodo Shinshu, in-person/online

What are the differences between Jodo-shu (the teaching started by Honen) and Jodo Shinshu (the teaching started by Shinran)? Many Jodo Shinshu followers confuse the two teachings. Explore and clarify the Differences Between Jodo-shu and Jodo Shinshu by discussing concepts such as Amida Buddha...

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New Course: Tradition and Creativity - The Teacher-Student Relationship

Tradition and Creativity - The Teacher-Student Relationship in Shin Buddhism Shinran, the founder of Shin Buddhism (1173-1262) felt that the meetings with his teacher Honen were the most important events in his life. Dr. Nobuo Haneda, a dynamic Dharma teacher demonstrates with scholarly...

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New Course: Shin Buddhist Thought in America - Modernism to the Present, in-person/online

Come hear Reverend Dr. Mutsumi Wondra in-person as she presents Shin Buddhist Thought in America, the stimulating abridged version of her doctoral dissertation. Immerse yourself in the teachings as Rev. Dr. Wondra discusses several Shin scholars and ministers in America, including D.T. Suzuki....

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Being a First Time Buddhist renamed to Presuppositions of Buddhism

The Buddhist Basics course Being a First Time Buddhist has been renamed to Presuppositions of Buddhism and moved to the Deeper Study gate. This change is cosmetic. You will still be enrolled in this course if you were prior and it should still appear in your My Courses tab under the new name. ...

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Course Now Online: Taking Amida's Vow as Our Own

Taking Amida's Vows as Our Own - Cultivating a Culture of Compassion is now available online! This is "freshly recorded" from the live course taught by Reverend Dr. David Matsumoto on January 13, 2019, on how greed, anger, and foolishness abound in this age of darkness. Listen to learn how Shin...

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FREE New Course: From Practical to True Buddhism

Initially, we seek to find help in our everyday lives, but ultimately, Buddhism reveals a deeper truth. Examine the transition from living a life of happiness, to living a life of transcendence. Learn to remove obstacles from your life, and how to no longer see obstacles as obstacles! Begin...

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New Course: Taking Amida's Vow as Our Own - Cultivating a Culture of Compassion

"Taking Amida's Vow as Our Own - Cultivating a Culture of Compassion"In this age of darkness in which greed, anger, and foolishness abound, Shin Buddhism offers insights that can bring about a transformation of consciousness and cultivate a culture of compassion in ourselves and the world. Join...

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New Course: Finding Purpose in Life

Finding Purpose in Life is a new course by renowned author Gregg Krech who has been teaching and studying Japanese Psychology for thirty years. Gregg studied Shin Buddhism for eleven years with the late Buddhist Churches of America Bishop, Rev. Kenryu T. Tsuji. Gregg will teach the course...

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New Course: Seven Pure Land Masters - Their Life and Unique Teachings

Are you ready to start learning Shinran's Japanese Pure Land Buddhism? Then study the Seven Pure Land Masters. Why did Shinran select these specific seven masters? What are their teachings and what makes them unique? Take this course and familiarize yourself with the foundation of Shinran's...

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