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Name Buddhist organization, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha
Head temple (Headquarters) Ryukoku-zan Hongwanji (also known as Nishi Hongwanji)
Address Hongwanji, Hongwanji Monzen-cho, Hanayacho-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8501
Tel & Fax Tel 075-371-5181 Fax 075-351-1372
Head Priest (Monshu) The 25th Monshu, Shaku Sokunyo / OHTANI Kojun
Governor General (Socho) IWAGAMI Chiko
Purpose The purpose of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha as a religious organization is to revere Shinran Shonin as the founder of the teaching and the Monshu as its central figure, and includes those who abide by the Hongwanji Constitution (Shusei); individuals and the head temple, affiliate temples and its respective groups and organizations who contribute toward spreading of the Jodo Shinshu teaching, performing services and ceremonial rituals, educating priests and their families, temple members, as well as others, with its purpose to contribute toward realizing a society in which everyone can live a life of spiritual fulfillment.
Statistics Domestic: 31 districts, 523 sub-districts, 10, 248 temples, 32,421 ordained ministers Overseas: 4 overseas districts (US mainland, Hawaii, Canada, and South America), 4 overseas regional districts (Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, and Nepal), 137 temples/Buddhist Churches, 100 kaikyoshi recognized ministers
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