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Shin Buddhist links and special contributions from Dharma friends


This comprehensive Australian web site includes a miscellany of fine articles by Shin Buddhist teachers and thinkers of the 20th century and now.

The Way of Jodo Shinshu

Reflections on the Hymns of Shinran Shonin

Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia

Headquarters of Australia's Shin Buddhist Sangha

Adelaide Shin Buddhist Dojo

Adelaide branch of HBMA

Websites of contemporary Jodo Shinshu writers

Amida-ji Reteat Temple

by Rev Josho Adrian Cirlea, leader of the Romanian Shin Buddhist Sangha.

Amida Net

by Rev Dr Hisao Inagaki, Professor Emeritus of Ryukoku University.

Echo of the Dharma - A Shin Buddhist Viewpoint

by Rev Dr Toshikazu Arai, Professor Emeritus of Soai University in Osaka, Japan. Ph.D. in history (University of Hawaii).

Independent Shin Buddhist

by Rev Dr Denis Hirota, professor in the Department of Shin Buddhism at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.

Shin Dharma Net

by Rev Dr Alfred Bloom, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii; Dean Emeritus, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley.

Why should Amitabha Buddha’s 18th Vow of Amitabha Buddha be his Primal Vow, as understood by Shinran Shonin and Jodo Shinshu?
by Stephen Ho (Singapore)       5 January 2014

I felt the urgent need to write this short article to explore solely within the context of the Larger Pureland Sutra ( a.k.a. The Larger Sutra of Amitayus ) the reasons for Amida Buddha's 18th Vow to be his Primal Vow as taught by Shinran Shonin and Jodo Shinshu. - Stephen Ho

Shinran Shonin’s Logic of Salvation , by Gabriel Schlaefer       9 January 2013

Paper prepared on January 8, 2013, by Gabriel Schlaefer, a lay Nembutsu follower in America. In his paper, Gabriel draws to our attention the beauty and warmth of Shinran Shonin's use of logic in his teaching of Amida Buddha's Dharma.