by Takayuki Ashikaga A series of articles from the Shinko magazine. The articles, while brief and easy to read, are very insightful.Read More →

by The Dalai Lama Advice on how to live a peaceful life and contribute to a better world. Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →

Translated by Glenn Wallis A new translation on the teachings of the Buddha with a guide to reading of the text. Quote from the foreword: “By distilling…sheer volume of the Buddha’s teachings into concise, crystalline verses, the Dhammapada makes the Buddhist way of life available to anyone.” Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →

by Linda Ohama Obachan’s Garden is a biography of Linda Ohama’s grandmother (obachan), Asayo Murakami, who was 103 years old at the time this film was made. This well made and well researched film examines the community of Steveston, British Columbia and the Japanese Canadian experience.Read More →

Kenryo Kanamatsu Kenryo Kanamatsu first wrote this inspirational and thought provoking piece on Shin Buddhism in 1949. This recently revised edition of Naturalness (2002) has an introduction by Dr. Taitesu Unno. Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →

by Gyodo Kono Shinjin Sho-n, Jodo-Shinshu Essays is a collection of Reverend Gyodo Kono’s (1911 – 1975) essays on Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu) from 1953 – 1962. Published by The Nembutsu Press, Los Angeles Copyright at 2001, Midwest Buddhist TempleRead More →

by Shinmon Aoki Coffinman is the autobiography of Shinmon Aoki and his experiences of working as a nokanfu (mortician). Through his profession as a mortician, Shinmon Aoki comes to understand the philosophy of Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu), and the Jodo Shinshu view of death and dying. Available at: (Canada) Amazon.comRead More →

by Daisetz T. Suzuki Buddha of Infinite Light is a complete revised edition of Shin Buddhism, which is based on a transcription of a talk given by D T Suzuki in 1958 to the American Buddhist Academy. Dr. Suzuki is one of the most popular Zen personalities, and has been attributed for first introducing Zen to the West. Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →

by: Taitetsu Unno Written four years after River of Water, River of Fire, in 2002, Dr. Taitetsu Unno further illustrates the philosophy and spiritual practice of Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu) in his book, Shin Buddhism: Bits of Rubble Turn into Gold. As in River of Water, River of Fire, Dr. Unno again draws upon his own personal life experiences to illustrate the tradition and significance of Shin Buddhism. Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →