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Buddhism: Fourth of July and Your Independence

fireworksIn the United States this week we are celebrating the Fourth of July, our Independence Day. It’s a time of red, white and blue parties, parades and fireworks. Myosenji Temple members who live in the Washington, DC area can enjoy the great fireworks display on the DC Mall. We hope everyone has a SAFE and FUN holiday!

How Buddhism Views Independence

Buddhism looks at the concept of independence in a very different way. Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism offers ultimate human independence because it answers life’s most fundamental question:

How can human beings find and keep true happiness in this transient world filled with delusion?

Visit Sunday for Karma Lecture

Sunday, July 7th, Myosenji Temple will host a lecture on Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. He will explain how to use your Buddhist practice to change your Karma and experience true independence from our delusions and negative Karma.

  • 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 Saturday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the cerem