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Buddhism: Learn to Be Wise, Not Lonely

The sutra and its interpretation essentially explain that the path to Buddhahood exists only within the two principles of reality (kyo) and wisdom (chi). Reality refers to the entity of all phenomena of the ten thousand laws, and wisdom signifies the manifestation of this entity in the life of an individual. Thus, when the reality is boundless and deep, the wisdom, like water, will flow forth ceaselessly. When one achieves the fusion of reality and wisdom, he will attain enlightenment in his present form.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

This Sunday, the topic of our Introduction meeting will be Buddhism’s Beliefs and Origins. Our Chief Priest will explain how we can acquire the wisdom, compassion and virtue of the Buddha and attain Buddhahood in one’s present form. Buddhism is very relevant today since modern life can be filled with loneliness and/or depression for many.

SUN April 1st Visit our Buddhist Temple

There will be a brief video presentation followed by a brief lecture from our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. He will explain why and how the Buddhist practice of chanting brings joy to your life through acquiring the wisdom of the Buddha.

  • 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

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.

Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly Magazine, The Wellspring of Wisdom and Great Compassion, May 2001.