Buddhism is like the body and society like the shadow. When the body is twisted, so is the shadow.
written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan
There are people who enjoy lives of affluence and comfort. However, even for such people who are satisfied with what they have, it is difficult for them not to desire even more things. And, as individuals accumulate more things, the three poisons of greed, anger, and stupidity intensify in their hearts. Furthermore, the delusion and confusion in the minds of people cannot be overcome by conventional teachings. As a result, chaos gradually spreads throughout the world.*
Visit Myosenji Buddhist Temple SUN Jan 21st
This Sunday our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe will give a brief lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds. He will explain why Buddhism sheds light on the chaos or confusion we may feel and how we can take control of our lives.
- 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.
If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Saturday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.