Annual Training 2021
Reflect, Recharge, Refocus
Language / 語言 / 言語:
(More translations coming soon.)
Welcome to Annual Training!
Theme for Annual Training 2021:
Look positively towards the future and begin anew with practice grounded in altruism
Guidance by Her Holiness Keishu:
“I therefore invite everyone to come together during this Annual Training to carry on the pure and selfless bodhisattva vows of Kyodoin and Shindoin. Our inspiration for practice lies in the path of the Shinnyo Parents, who persevered in the face of many lifelong obstacles and hardships.”… “I hope that the upcoming Annual Training will inspire us all to unite in harmony and move forward with hope amid the pandemic through acting ‘for the sake of people and the world.” – Keishu sama, December monthly guidance
What is Annual Training?
It was in 1936 that Founder of Shinnyo-en, Master Shinjo Ito, together with his wife, Tomoji decided to follow the path of the Buddhas.  In the same year, Master Shinjo was righteously ordained at Daigoji Monestary of the Shingon school of Buddhism.

Shinnyo-en’s Annual Training is a time for us to relive the practices that our Founding Masters undertook. It is a time-honored discipline that has been going on since the inception of the teaching. The training will start on January 20th, culminating with a homa service on February 8th, the day marking the founding of the Teaching. During this time, we should reflect on ourselves, change our bad habits and light a way for a good start of the new year.

Founder Kyoshu’s Verse:
Filled with everlasting hope, I shall go forth armed with the joy of participating in the annual training.
2021 Annual Training Schedule:
Opening Period:
January 20 - 24
Middle Period:
January 25 - 30   (individual practice/varies with location)
Closing Period:
January 31 - February 4
2021 Annual Training Service Schedule:
(Only at temples, please check local temple schedule)
Annual Training Homa Service:
January 28
Setsubun (Coming of Spring) Service:
February 2
Service to Honor the Shinnyo Spiritual Faculty:
February 4
Day to Mark the Founding of the Shinnyo Path:
February 8