Jodo Shinshu Buddhism
Oxnard Buddhist Temple
belongs to the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism. With roots in the Pure Land
Buddhist tradition, we share a common spiritual heritage with many Buddhist
communities active today in Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, as well as here in
the United States.
We look to the
eminent 12th century Japanese Buddhist priest Shinran as the founder of
Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Shinran lived at time when Japan was experiencing
great social upheaval, with Japanese Buddhism undergoing a transformation from
secluded monastic communities that served the privileged elite to a flourishing
of socially engaged Buddhist teachings that offered paths to awakening for the
that by listening to the words of the Buddha with an open heart, the path of
our lives is illuminated by the wisdom and compassion of awakening.
We welcome all to
join us for opportunities to learn about Buddhism through services, study
classes, and family activities.