A couple episodes back, we tossed out this idea, off the cuff, of hardcore practice. We finally get to it now, asking directly, what is hardcore Shin Buddhist practice? Of course, this raises the important question of what is Shin practice? What do Shin Buddhists actually do? Is it all the temple stuff, Sunday services, oshoko, retreats, hearing the Dharma, saying the name? Or is it something more? Hardcore suggests something out of the ordinary, maybe participating in an all-night nembutsu recitation. But there’s gotta be more! There’s gotta be something deeper than all of this. Maybe all of this temple stuff supports the real practice, the real hardcore stuff. We get to it, we promise! We get pretty fired up in this episode, so enjoy the ride!