This is a special encore episode with Rev. Marvin Harada, the Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America. It also includes a new introduction highlighting the upcoming study of The Pure Land Sutras in our Everyday Sangha... and why sutra study is so important in Buddhist practice. Come join us! In the re-released episode with Rev. Harada, we discuss what makes Shin Buddhism a truly "everyday Buddhism" , meditation, mindfulness, chanting, ritual, and about the teachers we have in common and what made them special. I know you'll enjoy this talk with Rev. Harada as much as I did talking with him. He is down-to-earth and delightful, if you can't tell by his giggle! if you've never heard of Shin Buddhism—or don't know too much about it—this episode is for you. Pure Land Buddhism is one of the most widely practiced forms of Buddhism in East Asia, and in Japan, Shin Buddhism, or Jodo Shinshu, is actually the largest school of Buddhism in Japan. CORRECTION TO THE INTRODUCTION OF REV. HARADA: Rev. Harada served as a minister for the Orange County Buddhist Church, but did not serve as head minister throughout the entire 33-year period. Find out more about the Buddhist Churches of America: Find out more about the BCA "Everyday Buddhist" program mentioned by Bishop Harada: Join the Everyday Sangha: Join the Membership Community: Find out more about or register for the Introduction to Buddhism Course: Become a patron to support this podcast and get special member benefits, including a membership community and virtual sangha: If this podcast has helped you understand Buddhism or help in your everyday life, consider making a one-time donation here: Support the podcast through the affiliate link to buy the book, Everyday Buddhism: Real-Life Buddhist Teachings & Practices for Real Change: Buy the book, Everyday Buddhism