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Differences Between Jodo-shu and Jodo Shinshu

Clarifying the differences between two schools. Pre-register for both in-person and online course.

Although there are considerable differences between the Jodo-shu (i.e.,the teaching started by Honen) and the Jodo Shinshu (i.e., the teaching started by Shinran), many Jodo Shinshu followers in this country do not know them; they confuse the two teachings. Their differences will be explored by discussing concepts such as Amida Buddha and the nembutsu. This course will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Orange County Buddhist Church, 909 South Dale, Anaheim, CA, Social Hall, 1st Floor. $20.00 includes both the in-person course, with lunch at noon, and access to the online course which will be available after video-editing. Registration accepted online in advance and in-person before class.


Your Instructor


Dr. Nobuo Haneda
Dr. Nobuo Haneda

Guest lecturer Dr. Nobuo Haneda is a dynamic Dharma teacher who combines scholarship and passion in his presentations. His perspectives and insights into Shinran Shonin teachings will offer participants an opportunity to expand their understanding and experience of Jodo Shin Buddhism.

Rev. Dr. Nobuo Haneda was born in Nagano, Japan. He graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, majoring in Russian. Having come to the U.S.A. in 1971, he received the Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. He served as a lecturer at the Otani University in Kyoto, Japan, 1979-1981; dean and head professor at the I.B.S. in Berkeley, 1984-1985; and a researcher at the Numata Center in Berkeley, 1987-1997. Since then he has been director of the Maida Center of Buddhism. He has publications such as December Fan, Evil Person, Heard by Me, and Dharma Breeze.


Course Curriculum


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  5. Materials
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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