Even if you suffer for a time, your suffering will in the end turn to delight.
written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan
Karma is defined as internal causes residing in the depths of life that manifest themselves as conspicuous effects when external causes or conditions are encountered. Buddhism teaches all people possess both positive and negative karma. The practice of True Buddhism implants tremendous good karma (fortune) in one’s life, and lessens one’s retribution for negative karma from causes made in this and previous lifetimes. You make karma through your thoughts, words and deeds.
Make good karma this weekend
We are hosting two lectures on Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe – one in Baltimore, Maryland and one at Myosenji Temple.
On Saturday, January 21st, Rev Sakabe will lecture at the Impact Hub in Baltimore beginning at 2pm.
On Sunday, January 22nd, the Karma lecture will begin at 2pm at Myosenji Buddhist Temple in Silver Spring, MD.
In addition to the lecture on Karma, Rev Sakabe will teach you how to chant and how to properly use the Juzu beads (Buddhist prayer beads). You will also have the opportunity for a Q&A session with the Chief Priest.
If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after each meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.
If you have questions, please email or call the Temple.
Excerpted: Basics of Practice, p. 125