Published by American Buddhist Study Centre, The Buddha s Wish for the World is composed of 36 short inspirational chapters, demonstrating how Buddhism is lived in everyday situations. Monshu Ohtani shares his insights on kindness, compassion, mindful attention to others, faith, and self-understanding through personal stories and examples.
The Buddha s Wish for the World was written for general audiences, not just followers of the Shin tradition. Americans familiar with other Buddhist teachings will find many similarities and unique differences from the Pure Land school.
American Buddhist Study Center was founded in 1951 by Reverend Hozen Seki, a Jodo Shinshu minister. The Study Center’s name was The American Buddhist Academy at that time. Reverend Seki’s vision was to create a school offering courses on Buddhism and Japanese culture. He wanted students to learn about the Buddhist teachings of compassion, wisdom, and peace. He also wanted to teach students about the rich cultures of Japan.
In 1999 the ABA changed its name to The American Buddhist Study Center and altered its mission from an academic school to a learning center to introduce Buddhist Wisdom and Japanese culture to America.
The Study Center also is a Buddhist book publishing house. The Buddha’s Wish for the World and The Monkey Pod Tree are just a few of their titles. The Study Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.