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Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal Herbs One of my favorite Buddhist stories is of the simpleton Priest who compassionately whenever he was upset by someone repeated the phrase; “You too will become a buddha.”   In our sharing today, we can view how this humble … Continue reading

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Earthly Desires

Earthly Desires “Men/women of devout faith, the teachings which the Buddha expounded are all for the purpose of saving people from their suffering. Sometimes I spoke of myself, sometimes of others; sometimes I presented myself, sometimes others; sometimes I showed … Continue reading

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Medical Meditation

Medical Meditation Within the living dynamics of energy and vibration from the micro individual, to the macro universal, science has developed many single cell miracles called cellular memories.  Examples of this are measles and polio vaccines developed as protective protein … Continue reading

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Founders Day

Founders Day   Rikkyo Kaishu-E (Founding Day of Nichiren Buddha Sect) On the morning of April 28, 1253, the Buddhist priest Nichiren, at the age of 32, stood on a hilltop named Asahigamori on Mt. Kiyosumi (in Japan).  He chanted the … Continue reading

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Birth of the Buddha

Buddha Blog –  Buddha’s Birth The birth of the historical Buddha, Gautama Shakyamuni, not being exactly known is celebrated annually between April 8th and May 18th, depending on the Country and Buddhist Sects understanding; an Enlightened One or Thus Come … Continue reading

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Time & Ten Worlds

Time & Ten Worlds Within the universal Buddhist Law we learn that the only sure thing, the only constant, is change. For some this is very frightening, others fight it with all their might to no avail, for the dharma … Continue reading

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Buddha Benefits of Faith

Buddha Benefits Of Faith When our life is filled with excellent health, happiness, joy, we give thanksgiving for the wonder of  BE-ing? We are grateful for the benefits of our good living, and offer our daily appreciation with our meditations. … Continue reading

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Sansho Shima Tshree Obstacles Four Devil

SanSho Shima Three Obstacles and Four Devils Let’s start by being clear what we speak of within the Buddhist philosophy, when we use the word “devils or demons.”    Knowing all is energy, we use this word symbol to explain “the … Continue reading

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Four Virtues of Desire

Four Virtues Of Desire                True Self, Happiness, Purity, Eternal Life As another year begins to unfold it is a good time to remember that in the Nirvana Sutra we find Four Virtues which all beings should aspire too.  In … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva Never Dispise

Bodhisattva Never Despise   A great root of unhappiness is the illusion that the body is an independent self! In Chapter Twenty of our beautiful Lotus Sutra, we find the Buddha addressing Bodhisattva Great Power obtained. In this story there … Continue reading

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GanTan Ceremony

GanTan Buddhist Ceremony We honor you today and throughout the coming year. During our ceremony this morning we have chanted that 2016 be: The Year of Abundance…. And progress here at Nichiren Peace Center. Last night, we held our last … Continue reading

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Buddhist Perspective Bodhisatva Jesus

Buddhist Perspective on the Bodhisattva Jesus From a Buddhist viewpoint the historic man called Jesus is considered a Bodhisattva. One willing to take on the suffering of others, this man called Jesus would be astounded at the way his name … Continue reading

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Four Doors

Four  Doors Life offers each One of us several doors or pathways into the Worlds of Learning and Realization, the seventh and eighth World within the concept of the Ten Worlds. Based on our early life condition these doors are … Continue reading

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Infinite Meanings Sutra

Infinite  Meanings  Sutra Sutra is an ancient Sanscrit word meaning to sew.  Medically it is the basis of a word  still in use today, suture. It literally means a rope or thread, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or … Continue reading

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Komatsubara persecution

Koma Persecution Imagine if you will an attempt on your life. You are with a group of friends walking down the street and you are attacked ; not unlike the news we view on television and read about of others … Continue reading

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Buddhist Precepts For Our Times

Buddhist Precepts for our time                          The three types of Learning are known as Precepts, Meditation and Wisdom. Daily practice in the Buddha-way consists of a balanced life of daily activity and meditation, making a difference towards spiritual sustain-ability and peaceful … Continue reading

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Eternal Life – Juryo

Eternal Life ~ Juryo The 16th Book of the Lotus Sutra is considered by scholars and spiritual leaders alike to be the heart and essential diamond of the great teachings.  The reason for this is not easy to explain in … Continue reading

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O-Eshiki Ceremony

O-Eshiki Ceremony The Oeshiki ceremony is the celebration of the life of Nichiren Daishonin, the compassionate Sage, Messenger of our time who passed away on October 13th, 1282 C.E.  History shares that our Nichiren  Buddha Sect originated in Japan, where … Continue reading

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Fall Equinox – Higan E Ceremony

Fall Equinox  – Higan-E Ceremony At two days of the Year the length of daylight and darkness in a day is very close to being exactly equal as the sun rises due East and sets directly in the West. Signifying … Continue reading

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Personalities

Personality   – Fusion of the Person and the Law     “Neither the pure land nor hell exists outside ourselves; both lie within our own hearts.  Awakened to this truth one is called a Buddha, deluded about it, he or she … Continue reading

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