Myoho-Renge-Kyo signifies that the mystic Law (Myoho), to which all the Buddhas of the three existences are awakened, is fused and one with the Buddha nature inherent in us humans, as well as the Buddha nature of Bonten, Taishaku, and the other guardian deities; the Buddha nature of Shariputra, Maudgalyayana, and the other disciples of the two vehicles; the Buddha nature of Manjushri, Maitreya, and the other bodhisattvas. This principle is named Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Thus, once we chant Myoho-Renge-Kyo, this sound calls forth and manifests the Buddha nature of all Buddhas; all phenomena; all bodhisattvas; all people in the world of learning; all guardian deities, such as Bonten, Taishaku, King Emma, the sun and moon, innumerable stars, deities of the heavens and earth; and all living beings—including individuals in the worlds of hell, hunger, animality, anger, humanity, and rapture. The benefit of revealing this Buddha nature is immeasurable and unfathomable.written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan
We all have a Buddha nature. It needs to be activated through Buddhist practice. Make 2020 the year to plant the seed of wisdom, compassion and virtue of the Buddha into your life. This is called the “sowing of the seed.”
Saturday, January 11th, Myosenji Temple will host a brief video presentation and lecture by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, on Buddhism’s Beliefs. Learn how to make the right causes for new beginnings and determinations for the new decade, for you and your family.
- 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
To start your Buddhist practice…
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.