Midwestern Buddhists Receive Names from Buddhist Leader

May 28, 2001

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On May 28, 2001, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that "dozens of Midwestern Buddhists received sarana, or Buddhist names, Sunday from their religious leader, Gomonshu Koshin Ohtani." Ohtani is the spiritual leader of Japan's Jodo Shin Shu branch of Buddhism. "'If you are enclosed in self-centered desires, be released into an awakening of indiscriminate wisdom and endless compassion,' Ohtani told the crowd."