The Way of Jodo Shinshu
Reflections on the Hymns of Shinran Shonin

About 'The Way of Jodo Shinshu'

This website (formerly Notes on the Nembutsu) commenced its life some twenty years ago as a series of essays, which explore the hymns of Shinran (1173-1263).

The hymns of Shinran give a full account of the way of Jodo Shinshu and are sung at daily observances. Sometimes they are used to provide the theme of dharma talks or lectures, as they are for the essays here.

The content and build of this website are currently under review to ensure greater accuracy and accessibility.

Photography (Japan) by Rev. Dr. Mark Healsmith


Review Activity Report

Revisions and substitutions

Thursday 9 July, 2020: Jodo Wasan 60 Rewritten (completed)
Monday 6 July, 2020: Jodo Wasan 105: Extra paragraph (completed)
Friday 3 July, 2020: Jodo Wasan 96: Rewritten (completed)
Friday 3 July, 2020: Jodo Wasan 97: Two new paragraphs
Thursday 2 July, 2020: Jodo Wasan 96: Completely rewritten


The Author

George Gatenby

George Gatenby is a priest of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha and a foundation member of the Hongwanji Buddhist Mission of Australia.

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