This website exists to support members of the sangha who are actively practicing Shinnyo Buddhism in North America. About Shinnyo-en

Shinnyo Buddhism is a spiritual path where we try to focus on creating positive karma and cultivating our buddha nature. In the process, we experience moments of awakening and joy, which we call “buddha moments”, as we aim toward a higher and fuller experience of inner peace.

The name Shinnyo-en means “a garden without borders, where all who desire to can bring forth their innate, true nature and be welcome as they are.”

Our tradition: Shinnyo Buddhism is rooted in the 1,100 year old Dharma lineage known as Shingon Buddhism, one of the main forms of esoteric Buddhism in Japan.
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Taking exploration to new depths


  • “What is most important is to go deep into ourselves
  • and discover the loving kindness and compassion
  • of the Buddha within—the awakened nature
  • we all possess” —Master Shinjo Ito

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Shinnyo-en USA include Canada and South America has 6 core local sanctuaries and 7 sub-gathering places of other worldwide locations offering meditation and study on Shinnyo Esoteric Buddhism, as taught by Her Holiness Keishu Shinso.