Kanjin Cederman

Kanjin Cederman

The Daikoku Holiday Buddhist Tradition; An Alternative to Santa Claus!

The Tradition of Daikoku Sonja For the Holidays! Listen my children and you shall hear of the story of Daikoku the Buddhist Santa Claus…  A long, long time ago, in a place so far away, there lived 7 gods of fortune : each has his own blessings for people, they are: Hotei, the fat and happy …

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Has Buddhism Contributed To The Modernization of Western Religions?

Now back from the holiday, I hope you all had a pleasant time with family and friends. I have noticed recently as I take a few moments to listen to what Christianity and other teachings have adopted and changed in the modern era and am actually happy with the changes.   Participating in Interspiritual events, I have …

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A Deep Awakening! Seeing the Buddha, at last!…

  Now to take a break from the usual thread, I wanted to share my personal awakening experience.  I experienced deep insight into a teaching given by my teacher to “See the Buddha!”  Chapter 16; “If they respect me, believe me, and wish to see me.” In my personal practice, I have dedicated myself to in addition to my personal practice to …

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Difficulty In Meeting the Lotus Sutra

As we look deeper into the teaching of upholding the Lotus Sutra we think of our actions in promoting the teaching or exemplifying it in our lives.  But in order to understand the profoundness of our simply meeting this wonderful teaching in our current lives, we must first take a step back. In this Gosho entitled, Hokke …

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“It is easy to receive the Lotus Sutra but difficult to uphold it; Buddhahood therefore, lies in upholding it.”

“It is easy to receive the Lotus Sutra but difficult to uphold it; Buddhahood therefore, lies in upholding it.” When we are awakened, beyond attachment and ego, to uphold this Dharma even at the cost of our lives.  What does this mean for us? When we correctly practice the recitation of the Odaimoku in order …

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