Pure Land and Shin Buddhism Websites

Buddhism Links

Links to Pure Land and Shin Buddhism

Shin Dharma Net - The purpose and mission of this website is to share information concerning the Shin Buddhist tradition and Pure Land Buddhism as it is presently practiced and interpreted by Shin communities in the West and Japan.

Amida Trust - Non-profit humanitarian organization established in the United Kingdom and based on Buddhist principles.

Amitabha Pureland Web - Site by an Australian group. Site has introduction to Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism, buddha name recitation, extracts from Pure Land sutras and quotes. Details of Associations in Australia and worldwide learning centers.

Buddhist Association of the United States - Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Organization.

Buddhist Churches of Canada - Official site of the Buddhist Churches of Canada

Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut - Provides a caring, spiritual and open environment with Dharma-services, book discussion groups and outreach. Inspired by Shinran, we practice prayer, deep listening, mindfulness and the precepts.

Collected works of Shinran Shonin - Collected works of Shinran Shonin on the web!

DharmaNet's Shin Buddhist InfoWeb - Online Buddhist Centers & Information in the Jodo Shinshu/Pure Land Traditions

Dragon's Gate Temple - Buddhism for the Buddhist who doesn't have access to a local Temple.

Hongaku Jodo Pure Land Buddhist Association - Book store site, meditation, Master Po pages, history, links, and comments.

IABC (International Association of Buddhist Culture) - International Association of Buddhist Culture - News, Activities and Publications

Institute of Buddhist Studies - IBS offers a systematic educational program specializing in Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies and culminating in a fully accredited Master of Arts degree which is jointly administered with the GTU. On-Line Reading Room Available.

Introduction to Pureland - By J.C. Cleary. Reprinted from Pure Land Pure Mind Published by the Sutra Translation Committee of the U.S. and Canada.

Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism, Dharma for the Modern Age - The Nembutsu is Shakyamuni Buddha's teaching of Liberation from Samsara through refuge in Amida Buddha in the Age of Declining Dharma.

Mahayana Pure Land - A clever personal site with lots of basic Mahayana Buddhist information.

Notes on the Nembutsu - Essays on Pure Land Buddhism, based around the Wasan (poems) of Shinran Shonin.

Pure Land and South Florida Buddhist Resources - This site is dedicated to Jodo Shu, Pure Land Buddhism, as taught by Honen Shonin.

Pure Land Buddhism: The Path of Serene Trust - Key concepts and origin of Pure Land Buddhism.

Pure Land Buddhism WWW Virtual Library - The Internet Guide to Pure Land (Jingtu, Jodo, Shinshu) Online Resources.

Ryukoku University Homepage (English) - Ryukoku University was founded as a boarding school in 1639 by the Hongwanji Buddhist denomination. Today the university has seven faculties, a Junior College and six graduate schools, distributed among two campuses in the city of Kyoto and one in nearby Shiga Prefecture. Among the approximately 18,000 students there are about 250 foreign students from many countries around the world.

Shin Buddhism in Modern Culture - Al Bloom's self-study course for exploring Shin Buddhism.

The True Pure Land School - Resources on Jodo-Shinshu, by Rev. Jerome Ducor.

The Ultimacy of Jodo Shinshu: Shinran's Response to Tendai - By Alfred Bloom as published in The Pure Land.

What is Buddhism - Teachings of Chin Kung, Hwa Dzan Pure Land Learning Center, Taiwan. Large list of discourses.

Chats and Forums

Amida (Yahoo! Groups) - Yahoo Group for Shin/Pure Land Buddhists

Jodo Ring Homepage - WebRing dedicated to Pure Land Buddhism

Shin Buddhism UK (Yahoo! Groups) - This forum aims to provide a place for Shin Buddhists in the UK to correspond easily and for newcomers to learn about this most excellent dharma gate. Members from other countries are also welcome.

Shinlist (Yahoo! Groups) - A Shin Buddhism e-mailgroup. General discussion of Shin, or "Jodo Shinshu" (Pureland True-School), Buddhism, and its relevance to everyday life.

Shinshu Forum (Yahoo! Groups) - Home Page of the Shinshu Forum E-Mail Group.

Sukhavati (Yahoo! Groups) - A Pureland Buddhism group. General discussion of Sukhavati, or "Pure Land", Buddhism, and its relevance to everyday life. What the Buddha taught about Amitabha, his Western Pureland, and the Sukhavati Sutras. Topics including faith, vows, and practice, and the practice of Buddha Recitation are especially encouraged. Also welcome are all questions.


Article by Ken O'Neill - "...Recorded information on myokonin emphasizes both gratitude and the "come as you are" calling of Amida..."

Chapter 10 - Myokonin - Based on the Inaugural Lecture for the Numata Chair at Leiden University, The Netherlands on April 7, 1992

Seattle Betsuin's Pamphlet Inventory - Found in the Myokonin, Six Aspects, and I Love You - Amida Buddha Pamphlets


Amitabha Sadhana - Instructions on the Amitabha Sadhana.

The Amitabha Sutra - Translated into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva Translated from Chinese into English by J.C. Cleary

The Buddha's expounding of the Amitabha Sutra! - Dragon Flower Ch'an Temple translation

The Collected Works of Shinran - Online publication of the translated complete works of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), founder of Jodo-Shinshu or True Pure Land School of Buddhism.

The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha - The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha. Description of Sukhavati, The Land of Bliss.

Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra - Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra. Translated from the Chinese Version of Kumarajiva by Nishu Utsuki.

Sukhavativyuha Sutra - The Sutra on the Buddha of Eternal Life. Translated from the Sanskrit by F. Max Mueller edited by Richard St. Clair.

The Sutra of Contemplation on Buddha Amitayus - This English translation by J. Takakusu published originally as vol. XLIX of The Sacred Books of the East series (Oxford, 1894, public domain) has been edited for ease of reading and comprehension by modern readers.

The Sutra of Visualization of the Buddha of Infinite Life - This Sutra played a central role in the emergence of Pure Land Buddhism as a major Buddhist school.



Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia - Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia


Buddhist Churches of Canada Church Directory - List of all temples of the Buddhist Church of Canada

Calgary: Avatamsaka Buddhist Monastery - Member of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, which has a mixed practice of Pure Land and Zen.

Calgary Buddhist Temple - Temple for the study and practice of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Lethbridge Honpa Buddhist Temple - Offers weekly services.

Manitoba Buddhist Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - The Manitoba Buddhist Church has its origins in the events surrounding the contentious evacuation of the Japanese-Canadians during World War II.


Interactive Honganji Temple

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, Tokyo


Amitabha Buddhist Society - With list of facilities, activities, location map, teachings, and information on how to donate.

United Kingdom

Shin Buddhism UK - E-group providing a place for Shin Buddhists in the UK to correspond easily.

United States

Berkeley Buddhist Temple - Offers temple news and history, calendar of events, location directions and links.

Buddhist Church of San Francisco - Features history, description of temple and service times.

Enmanji Buddhist Temple - Located in Sebastopol. Offers online newsletters, history, service schedule, events calendar and detailed description of Buddhism.

The Living Dharma - Home page of the West Covina Buddhist Temple.

Orange County Buddhist Church - Orange County Buddhist Church's new web site. OCBC practices Jodo-Shisho Buddhism in Anaheim California. Religious, social and athletic activities for adults, children, singles or families.

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin - Includes events calendar, service schedule, membership information and monthly presidents newsletter

Santa Clara: Morgan Hill Buddhist Community Center - Satellite temple of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin, which is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism.

Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Home Page - Provides history, events calendar, photo album, games and puzzles, and links.

Vista Buddhist Temple - Includes location map, service timetable, membership information, publications and newsletters, and guest book.

Aiea Hongwanji Mission

Buddhist temples on the Big Island of Hawaii - Hongwanji Buddhist temples located in the northern part of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii - Headquarters for Pure Land Buddhism in Hawaii.

Kamuela Hongwanji - Kamuela Hongwanji - A Jodo Shinshu Temple

Kohala Hongwanji - Kohala Hongwanji - A Jodo Shinshu Temple

Milinani Hongwanji Temple

Paauilo Hongwanji

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Online - Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Online is Wailuku Hongwanji Mission's home on the internet. Established in 1898, Wailuku Hongwanji has flourished over the years. Jr. YBA, Boy Scouts Troop 40, and the Wailuku Rosealani's 4-H Club are just some of the organizations supported by this church.

Seattle Buddhist Temple - The Seattle Betsuin is one of the few temples of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition in the United States that has a full temple compound including the main temple building, statue of Shinran Shonin, Bonsho (large bell), nokotsu-do (columbarium), and auditorium.

Tacoma Buddhist Temple - On the history of the temple, American Buddhism, Shin Buddhism and the minister.

White River Buddhist Temple - Information on services, groups, and sponsored activities.

Young Buddhist Associations

BCSF's Jr. YBA Homepage - Buddhist Church of San Francisco's jr. YBA is open to all high school students who want to incorporate buddhism in their lives in a fun and helpful way.

CA: San Jose - A religious and social organization for local college age Jodo Shinshu Buddhists

Suggestions for Further Reading

Disclaimer: The external links provided herein are third-party links. We do not have any control over them and we cannot guarantee their accuracy or their authenticity. The links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Hinduwebsite.com of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Hinduwebsite.com bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any transactions that you enter into with a vendor, merchant or other party listed in this site or linked from this site are solely between you and that vendor, merchant or other party. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

This information is compiled by Jayaram V for Hinduwebsite.com

Translate the Page