Jodo Shinshu

The Jodo Shinshu or True Pure Land school of Buddhism was founded by the Japanese monk Shinran Shonin in the 12th century. This tradition regards chanting the name of Amida Buddha as the most appropriate form of practice in the current degenerate age. Today, Jodo Shinshu is the largest school of Buddhism in Japan. Its history in the United States dates to the end of the 19th century and its temples are today organized under the umbrella of the Buddhist Churches of America based in San Francisco.