What is Buddhism? | Myosenji Buddhist Temple - Part 2

Myosenji Temple’s Introductory Series includes lectures on Core Beliefs, Karma, Ten Worlds
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Visit Myosenji Temple to hear Chief Priest Rev Sakabe share how you can awaken and gain a new perspective on karma and the world around you. The signs of your Karma are present in your life but you haven’t noticed them yet. These signs could be in your circumstances, relationships, or even your own thoughts and feelings. Your actions have ripple effects that extend beyond yourself.

Karma encompasses both positive and negative aspects, capable of opening opportunities, alleviating suffering, and creating joy, as well as disrupting, damaging, or taking control of one’s life. Every individual in this world possesses both positive and negative karma. Our only option is to confront and overcome our karma in order to attain peace and happiness in life.

  • Brief lecture on Karma & Buddhism by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe on Sunday, February 25, 2024 (in-person at Myosenji Temple or via Myosenji’s Live Stream)
  • 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 will begin at 2:00 pm and ends about 3:15 pm. Open to the public.

Yesterday, our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, conducted the Otanjo-e Ceremony, to celebrate our Founder, Nichiren Daishonin’s birthday.  It is a tradition to offer food to the Buddha. For this ceremony, a special celebratory dish was offered called “Sekihan” in Japanese. It uses red rice because Japanese regard red as a joyful color. The dish is made with red rice and beans.

Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of Nichiren Shoshu in 13th century Japan, received many food offerings from believers. We know this because of the many personal Gosho letters he sent to believers thanking them for their food offerings.

 

The round crane mark is the official emblem of Nichiren Shoshu, the orthodox sect of Nichiren Daishonin. To learn more about Nichiren Shoshu and the Head Temple Taisekiji, please visit here.

This symbol is on our Liturgy of Nichiren Shoshu book, the Sutra book, Nichiren Shoshu butsugu (altar accessories), and in Nichiren Shoshu temples in Japan and around the world.

This emblem is a sacred symbol to Nichiren Shoshu tradition. Out of respect for this tradition, Nichiren Shoshu believers do not use it for personal use on social media channels or in any other ways.

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Each month we invite guests to visit Myosenji Temple for our Introductory Series. You can participate in-person or via our live stream. Register today to learn more about Buddhism and the Buddhist practice of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

Sunday February 18, 2024 – Buddhism’s Ten Worlds
(In-Person & Online)

Sunday February 25, 2024 – Karma & Buddhism
(In-Person & Online)

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Visit our Temple (In-Person or Online) this SUNDAY January 28, 2024, for a brief lecture by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe about the essential teachings and practice of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm. (IN-PERSON or ONLINE).

We all want to become happy, stronger and more resilient in our daily life. Yet our worries cause us suffering. Uncovering and revealing the world of Buddhahood is the fundamental source for attacking the root cause of suffering in human life, and for resolving every possible form of distress. To learn what “Buddhahood” means and how we can achieve this life condition in our own life, in our current environment, you need to understand what the core beliefs are in Buddhism.

If you will be coming to the Temple, please arrive in enough time to sign in and get situated in the main Sanctuary. The meeting begins at 2:00pm. Our Live Stream will open at 1:50pm Sunday, January 28th.*

*Please note ALL times are Eastern Time (ET). Also, we do not record live streams for future viewing. We do hold our Introductory meetings monthly so if you miss one of the lectures you can attend next month.

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.

This time of year we become reflective of the past year and look forward to the new year. Make your new beginnings meaningful and deeply felt by embracing Buddhism. Buddhism teaches you how to make the right causes to achieve the best effects for your life.

New Year’s Introductory Lecture: Transform Suffering into Peace and Happiness

Visit our Temple (In-Person or Online) this MONDAY January 1, 2024, for a brief lecture by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe.

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The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm. (IN-PERSON or ONLINE)

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.