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Balance, Buddhism and Breakthroughs


Buddhism explains life in terms of cause and effect, that earthly desires are the source of illusions of thought and desire. Earthly desires serve to veil the truth of the principle of non-substantiality (Ku), and cause unenlightened beings in the threefold world of desire to wander through the six paths, or lower worlds of hell, hunger, animality, anger, tranquility and rapture. Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism teaches we must use earthly desires as the power to attain enlightenment and make our world the land of tranquil light.

Visit Myosenji Temple

Sunday, May 19th, our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, will share a short video on Buddhism’s Beliefs and lecture briefly on the core concepts of the Lotus Sutra and Buddhism. Learn how those who chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo use their Buddhist practice to self-reflect, look deeply at their causes and effects, and breakthrough their challenges, problems and struggles to lead a happy life.

  • 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.
  • 310 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD 20901 entrance on Burnett Ave

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.

Excerpted: The Four Teachings and the Three Perfectly Endowed Truths