The carefully crafted EVERYDAY BUDDHIST Course Pathway is a unique
collection of courses, videos and other content for an immersive
Buddhist learning experience.
When you subscribe for $95/Year or $10/Month you get unlimited 24/7 access to courses and content. The initial offering of 12 courses with over 60 videos
will continue to
grow as new courses, features and other content are added regularly.
The core content has been thoughtfully designed and is organized to focus on the key elements of Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and Practice for anyone interested in learning to practice Buddhism in their everyday lives. Learn at your own pace and in any order you prefer.
Our core instructors are certified in the Jodo Shinshu tradition, bringing an authentic point of view to our content. And our content offering will continue to grow as we add new features, speakers and other special events
We look forward to you joining us at EVERYDAY BUDDHIST. Through your Buddhist practice, we hope you can transform how you see yourself and the world around you.
Instructor Rev. Jon Turner and his family first began attending Orange County Buddhist Church (OCBC) in 1999. Two years later he joined the Ministers’ Assistant Program (MAP) there. In 2010, Reverend Turner graduated from Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) in Berkeley, California, with a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies, and received Tokudo ordination. In 2012, he was ordained as a Kyoshi minister. After retiring from a 35 year career as a computer programmer, Reverend Turner became a fully ordained Kaikyoshi minister at OCBC in 2017. "Throughout that time, I studied and practiced Buddhism very diligently. I have also stepped in every pothole, making every mistake one can make in understanding Buddhism. As a result, I think these experiences help me become a better teacher.”
Instructor Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra was born in Kyoto and raised in a Shin Buddhist family. After graduating with a B.A in English Literature from Kyoto Women’s University, she came to the United Stated in 1981. In 1991, she began attending the Shin Buddhist temple in Los Angeles. While working for a corporation, she completed the correspondence course with Kyoto Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin. Thereafter, she received the first ordination Tokudo in 2006 and second ordination Kyoshi in 2007 from the Jodoshinshu Hongwanji-ha, Kyoto, Japan. Rev. Dr. Wondra went on to receive an M.A. in Buddhist Studies from the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) in 2010, and immediately after graduation entered the Ryukoku University Graduate School, Kyoto, Japan, earning an M.A. in Shin Buddhist Studies in 2012. In 2015 she earned the Ph.D. from Ryukoku University, with the dissertation “The Study of the History of Shin Buddhist Thought in America – In the Movement of Buddhist Modernism”.
Instructor Rev. Ellen Hamada Crane began ministerial duties at Orange County Buddhist Church in 2009 as a Minister’s Assistant, reassured by head minister, Reverend Marvin Harada, it wouldn’t take much of her time. She progressed down the rabbit hole, enrolling at the Institute of Buddhist Studies IBS), and received Tokudo ordination and Kyoshi certification in Kyoto, Japan, in 2014 and 2018, respectively. Reverend Crane holds a B.A. from UCLA, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Buddhist Studies at IBS. Her varied work experience includes a career as a criminal defense attorney, an English teacher in Japan, and an elementary school teacher with at risk children. As a wife and mother of three active sons she was the quintessential PTA, Boy Scout and hockey mom. Her interests include road biking, yoga, cooking, reading, gardening, and active vacations. “The Buddhist teachings have profoundly changed my life, and I love sharing the dharma. I hope EverydayBuddhist.org will be the portal of learning for others with the potential for reaching seekers in a meaningful way.”