Buddhist Course Pathway

Learn how Buddhism can bring meaning and fulfillment into your Everyday Life

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Live in the Here and Now

Presented from a contemporary perspective for ordinary people. Our Buddhist Course Pathway organizes the history, fundamentals, and practice of Shin Buddhism for easy learning.

Study in our Buddhist Course Pathway learning sequence or take courses in any order.

Your Instructor

Everyday Buddhist Team
Everyday Buddhist Team

Rev. Jon Turner


Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church. High School athlete, UCLA mathematician, and computer programmer, who found Buddhism mid-career and changed the course of his life. Earned a Master’s degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and was ordained as a full-time Shin Buddhist Minister at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan.

Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra


Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church. Born and raised in the Shin Buddhist tradition, educated in Kyoto, Japan. Was a trade and finance professional. Changed career midlife. Received a Ph.D. in Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, ordained at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan, and is a Research Fellow of the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS).

Rev. Ellen Hamada Crane


Ordained Shin Buddhist at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan, a trained attorney, a former schoolteacher, and an avid outdoor enthusiast. Ellen was born and raised in the Shin Buddhist tradition and left the temple for 25 years before re-immersing into Buddhism. Recently earned a master’s degree in Buddhist Studies.

Courses Included with Purchase

01-A. Becoming Buddha - His Life Story
How a Warrior Became a Wanderer
Rev. Jon Turner
02-B. What Siddhartha Realized
Finding Security in Impermanence
Rev. Jon Turner
03-C. The Fourfold Communities
The Homeless and the Householders
Rev. Jon Turner
04-D. Deep Listening
Perfuming the Mind
Rev. Jon Turner
05-A. Two Nirvana Theory
From Insight to Practice to Awakening
Rev. Jon Turner
06-B. The Rise of Mahayana Buddhism
Buddhism Beyond the Historical
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
07-C. Pure Land Sangha
Living as Practice
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
08-D. Meditation and Mindfulness
How Changing Ourselves Changes the World
Rev. Ellen Crane
09-A. Three Buddha Bodies
Small, Medium and Large
Rev. Jon Turner
10-B. The Three Pure Land Sutras
How the Infinite Buddha Manifests Form
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
11-C. Basics of Shin Buddhism
How to Stay Afloat During a Storm
Rev. Ellen Crane
12-D. Fundamentals of Nembutsu
Buddha Consciousness
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
13-A. Amida Buddha
From Buddha to Bodhi
Rev. Jon Turner
14-B. Purpose of Myth
The Search For Meaning
Rev. Jon Turner
15-C. Life of Shinran
The Reformer of the Pure Land Buddhism
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
16-D. Everyday Practice
What You Do On Mondays
Rev. Jon Turner
17-A. Power of Myth
The Masks of Eternity
Rev. Jon Turner
18-B. Teachings of Shinran
Universal Liberation in a Paradoxical Way
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
19-C. Shin Sangha
Localization and Globalization
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
20-D. How to Chant: The Juseige
Begin chanting with the Juseige, a foundational verse from the The Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life
Rev. Ellen Crane
21-A. Mandalas, Mantras, Mudras
Buddha Through Vision, Sound and Touch
Rev. Jon Turner
22-B. From Practice to Philosophy
How the Mind Follows the Body
Rev. Jon Turner
23-C. Buddhist Modernism
Course Subtitle
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
24-D. At Home Practice
Being Buddhist Everyday
Rev. Ellen Crane
25-A. Metaphors, Myths and Narratives
Discovering What is Your Story
Rev. Jon Turner
26-B. Shin Buddhism - The Experience
Embracing Buddhism In Your Everyday Life
Rev. Jon Turner
27-C. Women in Buddhism
From Ancient India thru the 20th Century
Rev. Dr. Mutsumi Wondra
28-D. Chanting Sanbutsuge
Continue chanting with the Sanbutsuge
Rev. Ellen Crane
Jazz, Buddhism and Creative Flow
A Life of Improv
Rev. Peter Hata
Ichigo Ichie
Savoring Every Day Like It's Your Last
Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop
29-A. Wassup with Wasan ??!!
Shinran’s Pure and messages to the everyday people of 13th century Japan.
Rev. Ellen Crane
Be the Refuge
From Loneliness to Spiritual Friendship
Chenxing Han
Gratitude For The Efforts of Others
From “Please” to “Thank You”
Rev. Kenji Akahoshi

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