SPECIAL Introductory to Buddhism Meeting SAT July 21st, Hallandale Beach, FL

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Murky water does not have a mind, but it can become clear by capturing the [reflection of the] moon. As the grasses and trees are showered with rain, could they possibly possess any awareness as they produce blossoms? The five characters of Myoho-Renge-Kyo are not the sutra text and not its meaning. They are none other than the essence of the entire sutra. Beginning practitioners may be unaware of this essence, but by practicing [Myoho-Renge-Kyo] they will naturally accord with the essential intent of the sutra.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

The Daishonin uses these metaphors to show that beginning practitioners do not need to know the meaning of the five characters of the mystic Law (Myoho). If only they believe in it and chant it, they naturally can absorb and attain the subtle and profound meaning of the Lotus Sutra.

Sunday, July 22nd – Lecture on Karma

Visit our Buddhist Temple this Sunday, July 22nd, for a brief lecture on Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. He will also teach you how to practice Buddhism.

  • 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 begins at 2:00 pm and concludes about 3:15 pm. Open to the public.
  • 310 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD 20901

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Sunday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.

Excerpt: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly magazine, p10.

Since time without beginning, the sake [wine] of the illusion of fundamental darkness has intoxicated us, causing us to be reborn time and time again in the six paths and the four forms of birth.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

Each of the six paths represents a delusionary state of life that is full of suffering. Furthermore, while we are transmigrating in these six paths, we find it difficult to escape the cycle in this and future lifetimes. How can we break away from the transmigration of the six paths? By obtaining the seed of Buddhahood which is the cause for us to attain enlightenment.

Lecture on the Six Lower Worlds and Ten Worlds

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, July 15th, for a brief lecture on how to transmigrate the six lower paths and to reach Buddhahood. Our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, will explain how you can break free from the six lower worlds, find your Buddha nature and create a happy life.

  • Brief lecture by Chief Priest on Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds.
  • 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 Sunday, July 15th 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 Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist, immediately following the meeting.

Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly magazine, July, 2018, pp.6-9