Links To Our Friends
Hongaku Jodo Compassionate Lotus — The official website for Hongaku Jodo Compassionate Lotus
Hongaku Institute for Buddhist Studies — The official website for the Institute
Fists Full of Sand — Blog
Fistful of Sand — Our original blog complete with archives going back in time
Hongaku Jodo of Central Virginia — The Mahayana go-to site for Hongaku and the Atlantic Seaboard
Access to Insight — The most comprehensive website about the Pali Canon and Theravada Buddhism available
Shinjitsu — A very interesting blog spot about Jodo Shin
Buddhist Churches of America — The official website of Jodo Shin Shu in America
Amitabha Buddhist Society USA — The nuts and bolts of Chinese Pure Land Buddhism
The Manual of Zen Buddhism — The name says it all
The Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia — An Encyclopedia of most things Buddhist
Ven Guan Cheng — A collection of videos with insightful answers to questions posed to a phenomenal Chinese Teacher
On Mark Productions — Everything you've ever wanted to know about Japanese Buddhism and then some
The Collected Works of Shinran — A comprehensive collection of the writings of Shinran, for everything Shin Buddhist
Ritual and Practice Supplies
Guru Lotus — A place to get a fantastic mala to enhance your practice.
The Hongaku Jōdo Compassionate Lotus has ever formally endorsed a commercial product or their website. We are going to make an exception to this unwritten rule by making an endorsement for the Guru Lotus.
Neither Shaku Mui nor Hongaku has any connection with Guru Lotus, receive consideration for this endorsement, or are in any way affiliated or compensated by Guru Lotus. We are just very impressed by the company and the handsome products they offer for the practitioner.
Here is an on line shop that carries only 222 products and all them exquisitely made malas, for the wrist and 108 bead malas. They come in several distinct styles representing the major schools of Buddhism in Japan:
Jōdo Shin Shu,
A few of examples of these beautifully crafted malas can be found below. To see the complete
catalog of offerings go to their website. What is also nice, is that the malas are affordable, authentic to their schools, and shipped in a timely manner.
Please take a look at the products and find how they can help your practice.