Amida Buddha

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


Meditation Pure Land

The Bird’s Song

A Pure Land reverend reflects on how Namu Amida Butsu is like the sun, rain, wind, air, and other elements of nature.

By Reverend Earl Ikeda

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