These brochures give a brief introduction to the various areas of Buddhism, Shin Buddhism, Buddhist Teachings, Social Issues, and the BCA.


  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Introduction to Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu)
  • Life of Shinran Shonin
  • Dharma Name -Homyo-
  • Buddhist Etiquette
  • Buddhist Altar (Naijin Shrine)
  • The Jodo Shinshu Temple in America
  • Buddhism and Other World Religions
  • Eshinni and Kakushinni
  • Buddhist Churches of America

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  • The Primal Vow -Hongwan-
  • Rennyo -Five Conditions for a Settled Life-
  • Gobunsho (Japanese)
  • The Meaning of Namo Amida Butsu 1 (Japanese)
  • The Meaning of Namo Amida Butsu 2 (Japanese)

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  • Meaning of Death

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  • Marriage
  • Memorial Service Observances

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 Shin Buddhist View

  • Mythology and Superstition
  • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Wishes, Hopes and Prayers
  • The Shin Buddhist View of Mindfulness
  • A Buddhist View of Happiness
  • No Soul Being Reality Itself
  • Buddhism and Economics
  • This World and the Other World
  • This World and the Other World (Japanese)
  • Ondobo: Nembutsu Fellows, Equal and Free

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  • Same Gender Marriage
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Suicide
  • Suicide (Japanese)

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* These brochures were published by the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA), Southern District Minsters’ Association with funding from the Southern District Council. Copyright © Buddhist Churches of America. All Rights Reserved.