How can we learn to meet the darkest moments of our lives with boundless compassion? 

This question reaches to the heart of Shin Buddhism, a path that embraces life’s unavoidable suffering as an opportunity to awaken to the oneness and infinite light that is the truth of who we are. 

On February 24, join Mark Unno—a fourteenth generation Shin Buddhist priest and professor of Buddhism at the University of Oregon—and Tricycle editor-in-chief James Shaheen for a virtual conversation on the concept of compassion in Shin Buddhism, collective karma, balancing formal practice with freedom and creativity, and more.

This hour-long Zoom event is free for Tricycle Premium subscribers and $10 for general admission. Subscribe to Premium or upgrade your existing subscription for free access. 


Mark Unno

Mark Unno is the fourteenth generation Shin Buddhist priest in his family lineage. He is Department Head of Religious Studies at the University of Oregon, the President for the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, and the author of Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light.


  • Date: February 24, 2022
  • Time: 3–4 PM EST
  • Format: Live virtual webinar on Zoom
  • Price: Free for Tricycle Premium subscribers / $10 General Admission