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The Art of Being Alone

Do you remember this? You may have tried to forget high school algebra but this is called Pascal's triangle. It is named after the very famous French mathematician Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). He discovered a pattern for the coefficients for (x+1)n. So, for n=2, the quadratic equation, we...

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New Course! Buddha Nature and the Nirvana Sutra - The Positive Side of Buddhism

Introducing Buddha Nature and the Nirvana Sutra - The Positive Side of Buddhism. What is Buddha Nature in Buddhism? Take this fascinating course and join Reverend Jon Turner as he discusses a more positive approach concerning the truth of impermanence. Buddha Nature serves as a basis or...

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New Course: Seven Pure Land Masters - Their Lives and Unique Teachings, in Japanese and English

Study the Dharma Lineage of Shinran's Teaching in Seven Pure Land Masters - Their Lives and Unique Teachings, offered in both English and Japanese. Shinran Shonin, Shin Buddhism's founder, followed the lead of his teacher, Honen Shonin, in revering six teachers from India, China and Japan on...

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New Course! Naikan: Gratitude and Grace - Japanese Art of Self-reflection, in-person/online

Naikan is the Japanese Art of self-reflection with roots in Shin Buddhism. By reflecting deeply upon oneself and one’s conduct in the world, we can not only deepen our grasp of spiritual teachings but cultivate a sincere foundation of gratitude and improve our relationships with others. Naikan:...

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Now Available Online: Tradition and Creativity (in both Japanese & English)

Yes, you may now enjoy Dr. Nobuo Haneda's course online in both Japanese and English! Tradition and Creativity_nihongo version - 伝統と創造性 真宗における師弟関係の重要性 浄土真宗の開祖である親鸞 (1173-1262) にとって、師法然との出遇いは人生の転機となった。 このクラスでは、法然から浄土教の伝統を受け継いだ親鸞がさらなる己証の展開に至り届いたことを説明する。 Tradition and Creativity - The Teacher...

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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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