Mark Unno

Mark Unno is a Shin Buddhist priest and the Religious Studies Department head at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.
A statue of Shinran Shonin at the foundry in Japan where the bronze was cast

IdeasMagazine | Feature

The Original Buddhist Rebel

Shinran, the founder of Shin Buddhism, broke with Japanese tradition to start a religion of radical egalitarianism that opened the benefits of Buddhism to everyone.

By Mark Unno

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