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Buddhism’s Beliefs & Origins – Intro Meeting Sunday, February 21st at 2:00 pm

  • Video presentation and brief Lecture by Chief Priest
  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Q&A with our Chief Priest.
  • The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm. Open to the public.

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, Rev Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist, immediately following the meeting.

How to Become a Buddhist

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Buddhist Prayer Beads

While chanting, we use Juzu beads. Click on the photo to learn more about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist prayer beads.

Upon receiving the Acceptance of the Precept ceremony (called Gojukai), you may get your own Juzu beads. In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, the prayer beads receive the “Opening of the Eyes” ceremony which is performed by the Chief Priest. If you choose to purchase beads online, verify that the prayer beads match the description of the prayer beads as described here, specifically white cords and tassels. You can request the Opening of the Eyes ceremony at the Temple. Juzu beads are also available at our Temple bookstore.

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Questions? Call (301-593-9397) or email the Temple.