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BCA Bookstore Special

 

Thinking about buying a Buddhist Bodhi Day gift for someone or even yourself? The BCA Bookstore is the largest Shin Buddhist (Jodo Shinshu) store/online store in North America. It is now offering free shipping on all domestic orders. If you are looking for malas called ojuzu (meditation beads), an Amida scroll or Shin books, this is a great place to purchase them.

 

Recommended books:

 

Call of the Infinite

Ocean,

River of Fire, River of Water

Dharma Breeze

The Buddha of Infinite Light

Buddhism of the Heart

 

http://stores.buddhistbookstore.com/StoreFront.bok

 

 

Below are our recommended Shin and other Shin-related Buddhist books. You may purchase these at most book sellers like Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Noble, etc.

 

Buddha: The Story of an Awakened Life

Call of the Infinite: The Way of Shin Buddhism
Call of the Infinite

River of Fire, River of Water

Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Path

Tannisho

The Essential Shinran by Dr. Alfred Bloom

Bright Dawn

Shin Buddhism: Bits of Rubble Turned into Gold

Buddhism of the Heart

 
 
SHIN BUDDHIST READING ROOM
 
Below are links to fascinating Buddhist articles from a wide variety of topics.

NEMBUTSU.INFO. This Australian web site offers an excellent introduction to Shin Buddhism. It covers the nature of Amida and the Pure Land, Shinjin, the Sacred Name (Nembustsu) and Shin's history and views on meditation.

DHARMA TALKS ON-LINE: Listen to Dharma Talks from past Sunday Services and other guest speakers from the Seattle Betsuin Church.

SHIN UGLY BLOG is an informative resource to explore Shin Buddhism. It offeres Shin teaching in plain language.

COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS OF BUDDHISM: Buddhism is a 'pagan' religion; All Buddhists believe in reincarnation; Buddhists must endure 'grueling' meditations; All Buddhists wear robes; etc.

BUDDHISM TODAY: This on-line magazine provides a multitude of excellent articles dealing with human rights, ethics, environmental and political issues, economics, meditation, management, holy places, science, poetry and Buddhist teachings.

CLICK HERE to enter our BFF web site that explains in detail the Integrated Shin & Zen Practice.

BASIC PURELAND BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES AND COMMENTARIES includes the Larger and Smaller Sutras, On Faith Alone and Glossary

WHY BUDDHISM, WHY NOW? AND WHY IN AMERICA By Jan Nattlier. What fuels this attraction to the Buddhist faith? How are we to account for the fact that millions of Americans who were not raised as Buddhists are now drawn to The religion of love and enlightenment.

SHARING OUR FAITH WITH THE WORLD by Dr. Alfred Bloom. The e-article explores the issue of sharing the dharma with all, Shinran's vision, style and approach to mission work. A great read!

SHIN DHARMA NET: This web site offers a excellent resources, a Shin study course, sutras, documents, poetry, good links and more...

TANNISHO: A SHIN BUDDHIST CLASSIC, translated by Dr. Taitestu Unno. These are some of the sayings of Shinran Shonin recorded after his death.

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF SHINRAN SHONIN sponsored by the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha offers all of the works of this Buddhist reformer. It is a must to read and study!

IS SHIN BUDDHISM THE SAME AS CHRISTIANITY? by Rev. Philipp Karl Eidmann. This article discusses the similiarities and wide differences between these two traditions.

NOTES ON NEMBUTSU offers short essays and commentaries of the works of famous Pure Land teacher like T'an Luan, Shan Tao and Shinran.

EIKEN KOBAI KENSEI'S SHIN BUDDHIST STUDY CENTER. From one of Shin's leading chcolars, this web site looks to deepen the understanding of Shin Buddhisnm and the 16th century teacher, Rennyo Shonin.

TRICYCLE MAGAZINE'S BLOG: EVERYTHING BUDDHIST: This online magazine has free updated and monthly articles about the modern Buddhist world. A must to read!

SHINJIN: THE CENTER OF EXPERIENCE: This article describes this dual nature with the term "true- entrusting", SHINJIN. Written by Jerry Bolick

TENSIONS IN AMERICAN BUDDHISM by Religions & Ethic Newsweekly explores the growing tensions between Asian traditions and the emerging American Buddhist identity.

 
"From the beginningless beginning
Of time itself,
Dharma - the true reality of Oneness,
Has constantly been evolving,
In its infinite way."

Sanbutsuge, Song of Praise I:I