Buddhist Beliefs, Practices and Experiences

Web Community and Distance Learning

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


Distance Learning. Our New England Institute for Buddhist Studies (NEIBS) offers many distance learning opportunities in Shin Buddhism. Those who live outside the State of Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts area can participate in Distance Learning. International students are welcomed. See our NEIBS web site.


New England Institute for Buddhist Studies


BFF Facebook infuses Buddhist spirituality and a healthy dose of enthusiasm, with a modern 21st century vision of Shin. BFF Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who are interested in our style of Buddhist practice. People use Facebook network to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Looking for a web community? Come and join BFF Facebook.


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Welcome to the online web community & discussion forum of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut and the North American Shin Buddhist Association (NASBA), which is fondly called Shin-dig. This virtual spiritual community is on Yahoo Groups and is free. You just need to sign up and join.


This Buddhist web community has been designed to unite our main Middletown Connecticut community with its chapters and affiliated groups and to connect with people throughout the world, in order to deeply explore the topics of Shin Buddhism, to share aspects of our practice, to engage in book discussions, ask questions, glean support for personal issues, and participate in community. The web community is especially good for “isolated Buddhists” who need community in order to enrich their faith and practice.


Our Rules


The only rules are that you must be respectful and keep discussion relevant to the group—which means being kind in disagreement, no profane language and no solicitation.


We also ask that you write under appropriate subject headings, so that others may easily follow a thread.


Your Postings


Please send an initial post to the group under the heading of “Introduction.” with such information as your name (first only is fine if that’s all you are comfortable with), where you are from, and something about your practice so we will know who you are. Because very few Buddhist Yahoo! groups are of the Shin tradition—and because this group is centered on practice and might be of interest to those from other traditions—this is important for the security and integrity of the community. All are welcome.

Click here to enter Shin-dig

Our Beliefs, Practices and Experiences

Copyright 2006. G.R. Lewis, All Rights Reserved

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