What is Buddhism? | Myosenji Buddhist Temple - Part 2

Introductory Series includes lectures on Core Beliefs, Karma, Ten Worlds
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New Year’s Day marks the first day, the first month, the beginning of the year and the start of spring. A person who celebrates this day will gain virtue and be loved by all, just as the moon becomes full gradually, moving from west to east, and the sun shines more brightly traveling from east to west.

(written by Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, wrote this to his followers in 13th century Japan.)

Making determinations and chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo indicates the significance of New Year’s Day. Even though one may be dressed in beautiful clothes and filled with determination for the new year, without chanting Daimoku (Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo), determinations will be short-lived and self-centered. When the festivities are over, one simply returns to a world of delusion and old problems. Read more about the New Year’s Day Buddhist ceremony (The Gantan Gongyo) on our Head Temple’s web site.

To start your Buddhist practice, join us for our online Introductory series. Register today for our next meeting on Myosenji Temple’s Live Stream.

Call or email the Temple if you have questions.

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.

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.