Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through – FILM

Thursday, August 16

The University of Southern California (USC) recently welcomed Her Holiness Shinso Ito during her visit to USC. On Sunday, 10/22/17, Shinso Ito addressed an audience of 1,200 people in the USC Bovard Auditorium on the topic of “Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through.” This film captures that lecture.

Ito used the occasion to reflect on the Shinnyo Buddhist perspective on being a vehicle for awakening others’ inner light. Her talk described the Shinnyo-en founder, Shinjo Ito’s, determination to find and share the ways that others can overcome their suffering and sadness and find peace, healing, and happiness.

Film times:  Thursdays – 6:00, Saturdays – 1:15

60 minutes



August 16, 2018 - Thursday 6pm Viewing – Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through

Free admission!



August 18, 2018 - Saturday 1:15 Viewing – Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through

Free admission!



Meditation in the Greenhouse

Saturday, August 18 at 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join us at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park Greenhouse for a free Shinnyo Guided Meditation session on Saturday August 18 (2:30pm – 3:00pm).  Park Entrance: West 145th Street & Riverside Drive OR 138th Street & Riverside Drive, NYC.

August 18, 2018, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Meditation in the Greenhouse

Free admission!


Jazz Meditation

Friday, September 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our being resonates with the sound of music, feeling the vibration of a live performance. This experience brings our awareness to the present moment. It wakens something inside of us and helps to set our lives into a more natural rhythm.

Jazz as an art form is based on being completely focused in the present moment. Being aware of our surroundings and harmonizing with the other musicians and an audience. The Shinnyo Center Jazz Meditation sessions will explore this concept with the musicians playing off the words of the meditation guide who in turn reflects the musicians.


September 28, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jazz Meditation

$20 admission