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■We will support Buddhist Trainee in Japan

       in Autumn

International Buddhist Academy has started a training course for Shinran Followers who would like to learn the teachings deeply and acquire the capability of sharing them. Here’s an announcement regarding this training course. In Japan, there are biannual Buddhist conventions, in spring and autumn, where students of Buddhism from all over the world get together.

After the convention, a training course is to be held in order to learn the teachings deeply, acquire the ideal lifestyle for a Buddhist and learn how to share the teachings.

If you join this convention, you will have the chance to listen to the most prominent Buddhist teacher in Japan at the 2,000-Tatami-Matt Hall, which is registered in The Guinness Book of World Records as the world-largest tatami-matt hall. What’s more, you will meet many Buddhists not only from Japan but also from around the globe. You will make friends with so many like-minded people. You will learn an ideal lifestyle as a Buddhist, which you can put into practice at home. You will also learn how to share Buddhism with your friends, family, and people around you, and you will become capable to do it.


In addition to these, you will be exposed to Japanese culture, cuisine, and beautiful sceneries. You will also have a chance to visit a few sightseeing destinations.        

International Buddhist Academy has a scholarship system to provide for those learners who are exceptionally enthusiastic. It includes transportation and lodging fee. If you’d like to apply for this scholarship, please send us your picture and essay.

  1. A photo of yourself holding a Buddhist book such as You Were Born For A Reason or Something You Forgot... Along the Way

  2. A 500-word essay through which you express your joy at having met with Buddhism (or the book You Were Born For A Reason or the movie Why We Live) and your passion & joy to share the teachings, and also your aspiration from now on. (If you wish to write your essay in Japanese, please write around 2,000 characters.)

The due date is July 15, 2020.

The period to stay in Japan is from October 14 to 24, 2020.

Awards for applicants

Almost all the applicants will receive the following:

  • $300 as financial support towards your airfare

  • Or if the applicant offers $600, all the other costs of airfare and the stay will be shouldered by IBA. 

Selected essays from participants will be run in our brochures and on our website.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Contact the person in charge of you right away to sign up for this contest.

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