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The ten directions are the objective environment. Sentient beings are the subjective self. Objective environment is like the shadow, and subjective self is like the body.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

Buddhism teaches the principle of the oneness of life and its environment. This principle signifies that life, the subjective self, and its physical environment are not two, but one. Therefore, every function of our six senses, which signify the subjective self or life, has a great impact on the realm of our environment.

How to Use the Benevolent Power of Buddhism

Join us online for our next Introductory lecture this Sunday, October 31st, for a brief video presentation and lecture on Buddhism’s core beliefs and practices by our Chief Priest. He will teach you the Buddhist practice of chanting and how to use the benevolent power of Buddhism for your own good and for others.

  • 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.
  • REGISTER TODAY

ONLINE INTRODUCTORY MEETING: The Ten Worlds – Making Sense of our Muddy Pond

The Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds explains the muddy pond we live in and why we circle endlessly in the six lower paths unable to be happy. REGISTER for this Sunday’s (October 17th), to hear our Chief Priest lecture on how Buddhist practice can lift you into the world of Buddhahood.

Online Intro meeting begins at 2pm. Live Stream opens 1:50pm. Both members and guests need to register. Register now and you will be sent the link to the Live Stream Intro at 1pm on Sunday, October 17th via email/text.

Myosenji Temple is now open to members and guests but we continue with limited hours. Masks are required at all times inside the Temple. The hours for October 2021 are:

Monday through Friday 10:30am – 8:00pm

Maximum stay for each person is 2 consecutive hours per weekday. Masks required.

Saturday and Columbus Day  (Monday, Oct 11th) 12:00- 5:00pm

12:00 – 5:00 pm Members and guests are welcome for up to 2-hours.
Appointment Request (10am – 12:00 pm) on Saturday mornings are for those who have health issues or who cannot receive the vaccine. 2-hour appointments to chant at the temple from 10am – 12:00pm can be made for an individual person or the family. Masks required. Please email the temple.

Sundays Hours 3:30 -5:00pm

As long as we need to limit the number of participants, Sundays mornings and National Holidays will be closed. However, in October members may participate in evening prayers (Shodai and Gongyo) at the Temple from 3:30-5:00pm.

Myosenji’s Live Stream schedule on our website and our Facebook Live group continues with the same schedule. We hope all Myosenji members can continue to participate online.

After being closed since March, 2020, due to the pandemic, we are pleased to announce that Myosenji Temple has reopened with limited hours. Masks are required at all times inside the Temple. The hours for September 2021 are:

Monday through Friday 10:30am – 8:00pm

Maximum stay for each person is 2 consecutive hours per weekday. Masks required.

Saturdays 12:00- 5:00pm

12:00 – 5:00 pm Members and guests are welcome for up to 2-hours.
Appointment Request (10am – 12:00 pm) on Saturday mornings are for those who have health issues or who cannot receive the vaccine. 2-hour appointments to chant at the temple from 10am – 12:00pm can be made for an individual person or the family. Masks required. Please email the temple.

Sundays Hours 3:30 -5:00pm (Sept 12th 2:30-5:00pm)

As long as we need to limit the number of participants, Sundays mornings and National Holidays will be closed. However, in September members may participate in evening prayers (Shodai and Gongyo) at the Temple from 3:30-5:00pm.

Myosenji’s Live Stream schedule on our website and our Facebook Live group continues with the same schedule. We hope all Myosenji members can continue to participate online.

Now in the Latter Day of the Law, neither the Lotus Sutra nor the other sutras lead to enlightenment; only Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo can do so. And this is not merely my own opinion. Shakyamuni, Taho, and all the other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions as well as the innumerable Bodhisattvas of the Earth have so determined . . . . A lamp will be useless after the sun rises. How can dewdrops be beneficial once the rain falls?

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

REGISTER TODAY for Sunday’s Introductory Lecture (online)

In the “Sutra of Infinite Meaning” (Muryogi Sutra), Shakyamuni Buddha made it clear that, although he had been preaching the Law for forty-two years, he had until then revealed only the provisional teachings in preparation for the Lotus Sutra. He preached the Lotus Sutra during the final eight years of his life. What is this Truth which was only revealed for the first time in the Lotus Sutra? *

Introductory Meeting

To hear the answer to the above question, REGISTER for Sunday’s (August 15th) ONLINE meeting. Myosenji Temple will host a brief video presentation and lecture by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, on Buddhism’s Beliefs. Learn how Buddhism’s truth can answer your most pressing questions.

  • 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.
  • Register using the Google Form below

SUN August 15th Online Meeting – Register Today