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Buddhism: Feeling Calm is NOT Happiness

In the final analysis, this sutra of Myoho-Renge-Kyo sums up all the teachings and meditational practices of Shakyamuni Buddha’s entire lifetime in a single moment of life, and encompasses all the living beings of the Ten Worlds and their environments in the three thousand realms.

written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

Nichiren Shoshu teaches the Buddhist practice of chanting, not meditation, as the way to activate your Buddha nature. During our Introductory meetings, our Chief Priest explains the difference between chanting and meditation. Within the context of the Ten Worlds, chanting is the far more effective way to change your Karma and achieve true happiness.

Visit Myosenji Buddhist Temple

This Sunday, May 5th, our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe will give a brief lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds. He will explain why and how Buddhist chanting brings joy to your 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.