Shinran Shonin’s Birthday (Gotan-e)

Event details

  • Saturday | May 21, 2016
  • All Day

Shinran Shonin statue with white column and purple banner background

Shinran Shonin, on whose teachings Jodo Shinshu Buddhism is based, was born on May 21, 1173. We commemorate Shinran’s birth with major services known as Gotan-e. In addition to a major Sunday service close to May 21, temples may also hold an evening service.

For more about Shinran Shonin, see our Jodo Shinshu Buddhism page in the Learn section.