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New Year’s 2020 – Start Your Buddhist Practice

New Year’s Day marks the first day, the first month, the beginning of the year and the start of spring. A person who celebrates this day will gain virtue and be loved by all, just as the moon becomes full gradually, moving from west to east, and the sun shines more brightly traveling from east to west.

written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

Even though one may be dressed in beautiful clothes and filled with determination for the new year, determinations too often are short-lived and self-centered. When the festivities are over, one simply returns to a world of delusion and old problems. Make 2020 different – Start your Buddhist practice of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and change your negative karma for good.

JAN 1st – Make & Keep Determinations

Visit Myosenji Temple on January 1st for our Chief Priest’s brief lecture on Karma. Start 2020 and the new decade learning how to change your Karma and open your path to 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.
  • 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.