Buddhist Works and Projects by Shaku Shingan
About Shingan's Portal
Shingan's Portal is a source of Buddhist resources by Shaku Shingan. Shaku Shingan is a Mahāyāna Buddhist practitioner, who has spent several years developing ways to read, understand, and introduce Mahāyāna sūtras and thought to a wider audience. He currently focuses on preparing materials to aid with understanding Mahāyāna sūtra materials. On-going projects include the publication of accessible and non-academic sūtra translations from Sanskrit and Chinese, as well as more general books and other resources which can introduce Mahāyāna Buddhism to a wider audience.
A six-year project that is almost nearing completion, Learning the Navagrantha is a project that presents an introduction to the nine most sacred texts of Mahāyāna Buddhism, the Navagrantha. Consisting of summaries, thematic analyses, and commentary, Learning the Navagrantha makes tackling these difficult texts a much simpler task.
24.12.2023 — Translation of T306 "The Section on the Cultivation of Kindness" from the Mahāvaipulya Buddhāvataṃsaka Sūtra completed.
23.12.2023 — Translation of T115 The Sūtra on the Eight States of a Horse as a Parable for People and T96 The Sūtra on the Control of the Mind completed.
31.10.2023 — Translation of T930 The Method of Contemplating and Making Offerings to Amitāyus Tathāgata Vidhi completed.
30.10.2023 — Pure Land text translations page made a subsection of the sūtra translations page, so all translations are now listed in the sūtra translations menu. Home Page reorganised.
28.10.2023 — Sūtra Translations page reorganised.
26.10.2023 — Translation of T1019 The Gate of Visualisation of the Forty-Two Letters completed.
24.4.2023 — In Praise of Infinite Life: Verses Inspired by the Jōdo Shinshū Liturgy published.
22.12.2022 — Translation of T792 Sūtra on the Reception of Defilement of Dharmas completed.
5.11.2022 — Translation of T933 The Nine Grades of Rebirth Amita Samādhi Dhāraṇī Sūtra completed.
9.7.2022 — Translation of The Shorter Sukhāvatīvyūha Sūtra completed.
21.3.2022 — Translation of T626; 508; 509; 510 The King Ajātaśatru Sūtra published.
17.1.2022 — Translation of T494 Ānanda's Seven Dreams Sūtra completed.
22.12.2021 — Translation of T312 The Secrets of the Tathāgata published.
30.8.2021 — Translation of T370 The Sūtra of the Dhāraṇī of the King of the Sound of Amitābha's Drum completed.
2023-2024 — After finishing preparing materials for the Tathāgataguhya and Samādhirāja, the Learning the Navagrantha project will be fully integrated into Shingan's portal and updated.
When completed, a book project Learning the Navagrantha: A Journey Through the Mahāyāna (tentative title) will begin, aiming for publication in 2025.