Interfusing Nembutsu school ［融通念仏宗］ ( Yūzū Nembutsu-shū): A branch of the Nembutsu school in Japan, founded on the teachings of Ryōnin (1073–1132). “Interfusing” here means the union of self and others, a reference to the doctrine of the school that one’s own recitation of the Nembutsu (the invocation of Amida Buddha’s name) influences all others, and that other people’s recitation of the Nembutsu influences oneself, interacting to help bring about the rebirth of all in the Pure Land. This doctrine is based on the idea that all people and phenomena are mutually related and interdependent. The Interfusing Nembutsu movement spread throughout the country with Shūraku-ji temple (later renamed Dainembutsu-ji) in Settsu Province as its center. Dainembutsu-ji is now its head temple.