About Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

About Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism or the True Sect of the Pure Land was founded by Shinran Shonin (1173-1262 A.D.), who sought to reveal Pure Land Teachings to the people of Japan after it had originally been developed and transmitted throughout India, China and Japan by the seven masters – Nagarjuna, Vasabandhu, Donran, Doshaku, Zendo, Genshin and Honen.

By studying the collection of dissertations, writings and sutras of these seven masters, Shinran formed a comprehensive system of teaching “Salvation through Faith” which is known as Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. This branch of Buddhism is widely known as Shin Buddhism. It is the largest religious organization in Japan.