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Buddhism: What Do We Chant?

“When with our mouths we chant the Mystic Law, our Buddha nature, being summoned, will invariably emerge.”

written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

Just as the words “United States” includes within itself all the mountains, rivers, treasures and people of the United States, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo includes within itself all of the teachings and benefits of Buddhist practice.

The depth and significance of chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo cannot be fully explained but has to be experienced through practice to grasp the meaning and benefits within your own life.*

Buddhism’s Beliefs and Origins

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, October 29th, for a video presentation and brief lecture on the Buddhist practice of chanting by our Assistant Priest, Rev Kondo.

  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Q&A with our Assistant 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 Sunday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Kondo will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.

*Excerpted from: An Introduction to True Buddhism, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, pages 2-3, Nichiren Shoshu Temple.