I have been chanting the Daimoku*, the essence of the Lotus Sutra, myself, and encouraging others to do the same. The winding mugwort grows straight when it is planted in a hemp field. A crooked tree can be cut into straight lumber by following the sumi ink mark. Likewise, when you chant the Daimoku exactly as taught in the Lotus Sutra, your heart will never go astray.Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan
Karma Lecture – Saturday, November 9th
Visit Myosenji Temple this Saturday, November 9th, to hear our Chief Priest explain how you can change your karma, effectively reflect on your karma, and understand the causes you make and the effects you receive. Discover whether or not your current thinking is counter-productive to your happiness.
- 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 and free.
- 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.