Ekoji means “The Temple of the Gift of Light.” and its temple is Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha in Kyoto, Japan. This denomination is commonly known as Shin Buddhism. A Japanese monk named Shinran established this form of Buddhism in the 12th century. - This group is for those interested in learning more of and participating in Pure Land Buddhism (Shin). Join us weekly on Sundays for Service and for special events throughout the year.