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“Ocean of Compassion” courtesy of Felix Bonomo, VBT temple photographer, 2014

Use these handy guides to learn the basics about Buddhism in general, Shin Buddhism in particular, and other guides that may be useful to your experience at our temple.



A Brief Introduction to Buddhism, by Rev. Marvin Harada

Introduction to Shin Buddhism, by Rev. Marvin Harada

The Jodo Shinshu Naijin Shrine, by Rev. C. Myokai Himaka

A Guide to Buddhist Etiquette, by Rev. Lee Rosenthal (retired)

Terms Used in Shin Buddhism

Meaning of Death

A Buddhist View of Suicide

Buddhism & Other World Religions

A Buddhist View of Drugs and Alcohol