Curriculum Calendar

This is one recommended order of these lessons which follows Shinran Shonin's life chronologically. However, they may be taught in any way desired.

  1. Introduction (No Lesson Plan)
  2. Kamakura Period
    • Kamakura Taste Test (optional or included in above)
  3. Matsuwakamaro’s Childhood
  4. Matsuwakamaro’s Tokudo
  5. Day at Mt. Hiei
  6. Rokkakkudo
  7. Honen Game
  8. Honen and Shinran
  9. Jodo Shu
  10. Why Exile
  11. Trip to Echigo 1/Trip to Echigo 2
    • I would recommend 2
  12. Life in Echigo
  13. Trip to Hitachi
  14. Pure Land Sutras (Order of the next 4 can be switched or can be skipped altogether)
  15. Kyo Gyo Shin Sho
  16. Sho Shin Ge (Maybe combined w/ Wasan)
  17. Wasan
  18. Bennen
  19. Shinran’s Teachings
  20. Tokaido - Trip back to Kyoto
  21. Kyoto and Zenran
  22. Eshinnni (This can be moved up to after 11 or 12)
  23. Passing
  24. Founding of Jodo Shinshu
  25. Modern Shinran
  26. Living with Nembutsu
  27. Yearbook

Scheduled in as required

  • Mother’s Day
  • Bodhi Day
  • Hanamatsuri

Optional

  • Shinran Shonin Chase
  • Jeopardy Game based on Shinran Shonin’s life
  • Shinran & Rennyo Shrine