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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:27 am 
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Hello all,
Are there any books on amazon that are of good quality; information wise on Shin Buddhism. Here are some of the author's I have come across: Alfred Bloom, Dennis Hirota, Kenneth Tanaka, and Taitetsu Unno.John Paraskevopoulos.Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki..too name a few! Thanks in advance!
Namaste, Dan


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Hi Dan, you'll hear varying opinions but perhaps it's best to read widely and decide for yourself. In the meantime, some primers and sites -

Buddhism of the Heart - Jeff Wilson
The Essential Shinran - Alfred Bloom
Buddha of Infinite Light - DT Suzuki
The Buddha's Wish for the World - Monshu Koshin Ohtani
River of Fire, River of Water - Taitetsu Unno

http://www.nembutsu.info/
http://www12.canvas.ne.jp/horai/
http://www.shinranworks.com/sitemap.htm

and some personal favourites -

Great Living in the Pure Encounter Between Master and Disciple - Taira Kemmyo Sato
Living in Amida's Universal Vow - (ed.) Alfred Bloom
Monshin: Hearing/Faith - Seikan Fukuma
Naturalness - Kenryo Kanamatsu
December Fan - Manshi Kiyozawa

Happy reading :smile:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm 
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Dombbombu,
Thanks for the great list! I look forward to checking these out for myself! :) Have a great day and Namaste! Dan :applause:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Hi new2dharma,

If this helps at all the two books I've recently found excellent as introductions to Shin are Jeff Wilson's 'Buddhism of the Heart' and Taitetsu Unno's 'Bits of Rubble Turned into Gold'. Someone also recommended Unno's 'River of Fire, River of Water' which I'll get next payday.

They're all easy to get on Amazon UK so I'm sure that'll be the same for Amazon.com.

These links may be of interest too------------

http://www.trueshinbuddhism.com/content/view/56/87/

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=7098

http://www.yamadera.info/ocean/ocean-index.htm

http://www.shinranworks.com/sitemap.htm

All the best

Paul


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:35 pm 
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Some of the following are blogs, but all contain good essays by good Shin authors :)

http://www.nembutsu.info/contents.htm

http://www.shin-ibs.edu/academics/_pwj/

http://amida-ji-retreat-temple-romania.blogspot.com/

http://www.georgegatenby.id.au/shinranwasan/

http://www.georgegatenby.id.au/essays.htm

http://www.nembutsu.info/horai/

http://ichinyo.wordpress.com/

http://web.mit.edu/stclair/www/amida.html

http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/beliefs/index.html


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:03 pm 
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Thanks SteveB and all of you who gave me :applause: answers to my questions! Peace, Dan


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:20 pm 
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new2dharma wrote:
Thanks SteveB and all of you who gave me :applause: answers to my questions! Peace, Dan


You're welcome :)

I'm sure that everyone else enjoyed referencing their favorite writers, too.


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