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What is shinnyo

Shinnyo is reality, or the true nature of all things. It is the innate goodness, wisdom, and compassion inherently at the core of every living being. Shinnyo is the light that exists in all, without exception.

Shinnyo also can be understood as external forces, vibrant and infinite, that compassionately lead us to moments of awakening - those serendipitous moments of feeling present and inspired.

When we become aware of shinnyo existing in and warmly encompassing us all, we can appreciate how interconnected we are. Each of us is unique, like “Many Rivers,” and equally embraced in the “One Ocean” of our wonderfully diverse world.

We hope that you’ll use Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawai`i to celebrate the shinnyo in those you are remembering, awaken to its existence inside yourself, appreciate it in others around you, then decide how you will “Share Your Light” through tangible acts to bring about hope and a brighter future for all.