Buddhist Beliefs, Practices and Experiences

Start a New Life?

Shin in a Nutshell
21 Shin Buddhist Beliefs
13 Shin Practices
10 Shin Spiritual Experiences
Eightfold Path for Shin Buddhists
Shin Buddhist Spirituality
Buddhism and Other Religions
Our Central Message
Life of Buddha
Shinran Shonin: Religious Reformer
Amida Buddha
Amida: One Universal Life
Beyond God
Pure Land: A Buddhist Heaven?
Death and Boundless Life
Buddhist Practice as Nembutsu
The Primal Vow: Power of Love
Faith and Spiritual Rebirth
Our Buddhists Scriptures
Buddhist Lifestyle
Reflections: The Great Natural Way
Ethical Living
Buddhist Holiday Ideas
Start a New Life?
Web Community and Distance Learning
Buddhist Video and YouTube Club
Podcast Discussions
Beliefs en espaņol
Recommended Books
Memberships and Donations
Our Buddhist Groups World Wide
Guest Book

How to Start Living the Shin Life?


How do you start living the Shin path? In brief, listen to Life's call within you. First, actively engage yourself with the Buddhist teachings. Entrust yourself in the Primal Vow, by placing your heart and mind in Amida, deeply hear her sacred voice from within the stillness of your heart, then affirm and entrust in this living presence, which is nonetheless your true and real self, and let Life speak to you as the Nembutsu-Namu-Amida-Butsu. Then, find a Shin community like the Buddhist Faith Fellowship and learn more about your new religion and way of life. Deepen your nembutsu practice and your shinjin experience and help other beings awakened to their Buddhahood.



Come and Join Us


This is just a very short introduction to Shin Buddhism. If you would like to learn more about Shin Buddhism or seek a new religious path, please come and join us on most Sunday mornings, at Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, between 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Please check out the Buddhist Faith Fellowship’s Home Page for schedule. If you live outside the State of Connecticut, check out our main web site for a group near you.


Our Beliefs, Practices and Experiences

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