Sister Takagi, Rev. Tanji, and Prof. Becker share their thoughts

Considering “Life (Inochi) Care”: What Sort of Spiritual Care Can be Adapted to Japanese Spirituality?

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Public Symposium sponsored by the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism and the Kyoto University Kokoro (Heart-Mind) Center Kyoto September 15, 2016 Recently in Japan, there is increasing energy towards cultivating religious professionals for practice and service in various clinical (rinsho) environments. From the standpoint of the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism, we have the basic […]

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Buddhism and Spirituality in Taiwan’s Anti-Nuclear, Environmental & Democracy Movement

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Jonathan S. Watts In January 2015, our JNEB International Project on Energy group consisting of Rev. Hidehito Okochi, Mika Edaki of AYUS, Tom Eskildsen, and Jonathan Watts visited Taiwan. After visiting South Korea in July of 2014, this was the second leg of building solidarity among Buddhists and other religious leaders working on anti-nuclear issues […]

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Contemplative Engagement: The Development of Buddhist Chaplaincy in the United States & Its Meaning for Japan

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Jonathan S. Watts Rev. Hitoshi Jin The Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism (臨床仏教研究所)  Skip to: Part 2: Understanding “Spiritual Care” Part 3: Introducing “Contemplative Care” Part 4: The Role of Medical Professionals in Spiritual and Contemplative Care Part 5: Shifting from the Individual to the System Part 6: Conclusion: Lessons and Challenges for Japan Introduction The Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged […]

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Eco-Temple Community Development Project

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International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) Interfaith Climate and Ecology network (ICE) Eco-Temple Community Development Project Background: The Interfaith Climate and Ecology network (ICE) of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) was initiated in 2012 after many years of individual members in the INEB network engaging in a wide variety of Buddhist/faith based environmental […]

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International Project on Energy

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Societies of Sustainability and Sufficiency: Learning from Fukushima & Building Green Temple Communities The Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) is building an international exchange and networking program that exposes foreign Buddhists, other religious professionals, activists, and media to: the realities of life in Fukushima, the dislocations caused by nuclear energy in other parts of Japan, community […]

Dying, Bereavement, Psycho-Spiritual Care, and Buddhist Chaplaincy

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The Rinsho Buddhism Chaplaincy Training Program: Level One Lecture Series Year II (2014-15) Journey Through Dukkha: The Suicide Prevention Priests of Japan Enter into Structural Violence and Connect to Social Change (April 15, 2014) Psycho-spiritual disease and the struggle with mortality is a pressing matter in contemporary Japan on a number of fronts. In the next forty to fifty years, roughly eighty […]

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Japanese-Korean Buddhist Exchange Program on Nuclear & Clean Energy

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The Transnational Structural Violence of Nuclear Energy & Building Environmentally Sustainable Temple Communities in Korea and Japan  July 3-5, 2014 Introduction From July 3 to July 5, 2014, 4 representatives of the Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) visited South Korea to conduct a 3 day study and networking tour on the common crisis facing both countries […]

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Kenju-in: An Eco-Temple

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Protecting Forests and Building Health and Longevity through Everyone’s Energy February 5, 2014 日本語原稿:見樹院(豊島組)の取り組み 「森を守り、健康で長寿 命の建築をみんなの力で」 Rev. Hidehito Okochi At Kenju-in Temple in downtown Tokyo, we recently completed a complete renewal of the temple building as part of our commemoration of the 800-year memorial of our Jodo Pure Land denomination founder, Honen-bo Genku, in 2012. […]