Unique voice for Asian
Zenji has a unique voice in the world of Buddhism. Here are a few facts:
1] He is the only contemporary expert in Buddhism who is registered with the Government of India as head of the oldest Buddhist lineage in the world. Ancient Buddhist artifacts from Zenji's own family temples have been kept in the Indian museum.
2] He is the only Westerner whose family temples have been declared Heritage Sites of National Importance and given the same signage as the Buddha's Homes including Mahabodhi Temple, Vulture's Peak and Nalanda.
3] He is the only contemporary expert to have ministered to Buddhists from all nations from Japan and China to Taiwan and Hong Kong to South Korea and Singapore to even Bhutan and Mongolia as well as even Sri Lanka and Thailand.
4] He is the only contemporary expert able to recite the cardinal texts including the Lotus and Amida Sutras from memory in their original language of Sanskrit.
5] The Avalokiteshwara statue from his own family temples has been authenticated to be a contemporary of Shotoku Taishi's Kannon at Shittenoji in Osaka - Japan's first official temple. Nio has conducted session all across Japan and China as well as India Sri Lanka and Nepal.
6] He has been cited by a UN report as an authentic voice for the highly industrialized Mahayana nations of Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau.
7] He is the head of the Kannon Bodhisattva Compassion Initiative that makes a difference in the remotest villages of the world.
8] He has inspired millions of people around the world and continues to do so every day.
Above all, he considers himself nothing more than a servant of Buddha and a servant of humanity.
Rev. Nio is an expert in Japanese spiritual traditions used by the Samurai
Rev. Nio is finding ways to make Eastern spirituality cool and exciting for today's youth.
The Lotus Sutra has inspired Gandhi, Rosa Parks and Tina Turner as well as General Ieyasu.
Rev. Nio with one of his advisers from the Jogye Order of Zen meditation.
Rev. Nio met with Zen leaders to work out how the Shaolin & Samurai prototypes as well as the uber cool Bodhidharma can inspire the youth and mainstream
Rev. Nio uses art to inspire motivation and spirituality....
Rev. Nio's expertise in meditation has been praised by many Buddhist leaders.
Rev. Nio met with social workers to discuss ways to empower those oppressed by the caste system.
Nio is an expert in all schools of Japanese Buddhism and well versed in all schools of Buddhism across the world.
Rev. Nio & Rev. Miyaki-san discussed the importance of Prince Shotoku who founded the world's oldest constitution
Rev. Nio was featured in a film that premiered opposite Oprah Winfrey's "Belief"