Welcome to Pure Land Buddhism.

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime service with the Chief Abbot of Jodo Shu, here in Los Angeles. CLICK THE IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Five-Fold Transmission

Members participate in the life-changing "Goju Soden" lay conferral retreat. CLICK IMAGE FOR INFO ON OUR INTERNATIONAL 800TH MEMORIAL EVENT

A Gathering of Faith and Compassion

...a gathering of Americans, Japanese, and members from around the world. CLICK IMAGE FOR A SPECIAL INVITATION TO OUR NEXT INTERNATIONAL GATHERING  

Open Doors, Open Ideas

A place to exchange ideas, learn, and build lasting friendships. CLICK IMAGE FOR A SPECIAL INVITATION

Engaging sermons, moving ideas

Meet our ministers and congregation members from around the world. CLICK IMAGE FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME INVITATION

Pure Land Buddhism of Jodo Shu

Welcome to the English-speaking home of Jodo Shu North America Pure Land Buddhism of Honen Shonin. Honen (1133 - 1212, Japan) taught that anyone - regardless of gender, social standing, or life circumstances - can achieve Ojo, or birth in the Pure Land simply by reciting Nembutsu: praise of Amida Buddha. In the spirit of Honen and Pure Land Buddhism, all visitors are welcome here to pass through, learn, share your ideas, and become a part of our online community. Namu Amida Butsu.

Words of compassion from Jodo Shu ministers

Lay Thoughts
Thoughts from friends and followers

Pure Land Basics
What is Pure Land Buddhism? Start here.

Prayer Request
Prayers for family, friends, ancestors

Service Dates & Events
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