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Wrapping Up 2016 with Continued Spirit of Service

During the last few months of 2016, we hosted four Family Service Events to continue our tradition of service through Family Service events. The events bring together Shinnyo-en practitioners,...

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Annual Retreat 2016: A Time to Reflect, Connect and Be Inspired

The photo above shows the bead bracelets that this year’s Annual Retreat participants made in their Home Groups. This activity was designed for participants to share something personal about their retreat experience as they passed...

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Shinnyo Fellowship Program’s Exciting New Shift!

For the academic year of 2016-2017, George Mason University and UC Berkeley joined Stanford University’s Haas Center for Public Service, the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their...

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Putney School Summer Program: “Never imagined attending one of the best summer programs in the country!”

That is what Sean from Vancouver, WA, wrote in his reflection upon returning home from Putney. Sean was one of the four Shinnyo-en youths who attended the Putney School...

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2016 New Mexico Interfaith Immersion Trip: An Intricate “Blend” of Cultural, Social and Religious Experiences

Contributed by Deacon Steve Herrera, the Diocese of San Jose Diane Fisher of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and Deacon Steve Herrera from the Diocese of San Jose,...

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A Shinnyo Fellow’s Reflection

Carolina Ornelas was the 2015-2016 SPIN Shinnyo Fellow from Stanford University. The SPIN Shinnyo Fellowship is a collaboration between Shinnyo-en Foundation, the John W. Gardner Center at Stanford, the...

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A Truly Collaborative Asian Religions Course at Hartford Seminary

  With warm welcoming remarks from Dr. Uriah Kim, Academic Dean of Hartford Seminary, a week-long summer course titled “Spirituality and Practices of Asian Religions” began on June 13...

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