The precept of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism is called the “precept of the diamond chalice” because the power of Myoho-Renge Kyo can never be broken throughout eternity, just like a diamond. In other words, this diamond chalice leads one to attain Buddhahood without fail.*
“Gojukai” literally means the ceremony “to receive the precept.” Generally, it is the ceremony for conversion to Buddhism. In Nichiren Shoshu, those determined to start their faith and practice of true Buddhism receive this ceremony from a Nichiren Shoshu priest.
Visit Myosenji Temple on SUNDAY, August 6, 2023 at 2pm to learn how to become a Buddhist and participate in the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony. Buddhist practice empowers you to transform your Karma and improve your life, while also contributing to the well-being of others and the environment we inhabit. To ensure a smooth experience, please complete the application for the ceremony in advance and email it to the Temple. This way, when you arrive on Sunday, you will be prepared to receive the Precept. Click here to access the application and complete the process.
*Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly Magazine, The Precept of the Diamond Chalice, July, 2019, p.20.