Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through – FILM

Thursday, December 13

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



December 13, 2018 - Thursday 6pm Viewing – Letting Your Inner Light Shine Through

Free admission!



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

Free admission!



Meditation in the Greenhouse

Saturday, December 15 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, December 15 (2:30pm – 3:00pm).  Park Entrance: West 145th Street & Riverside Drive OR 138th Street & Riverside Drive, NYC.

December 15, 2018, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Meditation in the Greenhouse

Free admission!


Be a Light for Peace – FILM

Thursday, January 3

“Be a Light for Peace,” was the theme of the NYC Lantern Floating when Shinnyo-en invited people to honor peacemakers and dedicate their lanterns with wishes for peace. Lantern Floating is a symbolic tradition, in which participants float lanterns on water to honor those who have passed away and represents the interconnection of the past, the present and the future. It also carries with it a message of hope toward a harmonious and peaceful world. The ceremony was designed to inspire a collective awakening for peace and compassion and to celebrate the harmony in the diversity of New York City.

January Film Times: Thursdays @ 6:00 and Saturdays @ 1:15

30 minutes

January 3, 2019 - Thursday 6pm Viewing – Be a Light for Peace

Free admission!


January 5, 2019 - Saturday 1:15 viewing – Be a Light for Peace

Free admission!