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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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Reciting the Odaimoku and Chanting the Sutra. (Temple & Personal Practice)

1.) Reciting the Odaimoku and Chanting the Sutra.  (Temple & Personal Practice). As I share with you all of the different types of practice that I use to manifest my study of Buddhism. I would like to state that the core of all of my practice is based in “Namu Myoho Renge Kyo”.  I am …

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Guidelines For Learning & Practice At Seattle Choeizan Enkyoji Temple

Hello Everyone, Thank you very much if you have subscribed to this blog. I am starting with an outline of basic practices that I maintain in my daily life, which I believe allows myself to be more in accordance and grounded in my “Buddhist Life Practice”. I say “Buddhist Life Practice” because it is far too easy for people to …

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“Without Practice and Learning There Is No Buddhism!” -Shoho Jisso Sho

Hello Everyone, The direction of the Lotus Sutra has led me, with the good advice of my friend and peer, Ryusho Shonin, to begin a blog site that is dedicated to transmitting and peering deeper into the practice of Buddhism.  I have been a Buddhist priest since I was 18 years old and this year I have …

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