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Changes – Sunday Reading October 11th

Changes

Rev. Kosho Niwano says in her book that we can attain a state of mind in which we see every encounter as a “cause” of happiness. This is also what is meant by the Lotus Sutra having the ability to liberate every person, 100%.

The approach taken by the Lotus Sutra, is that everyone exists in […]

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Seasons of Life – Sunday Reading, October 4th

There was an Indian Chief who had four sons and he wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second […]

Two Wolves

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside of me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and […]

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Self Awareness – Sunday Reading September 13

Excerpts from Invisible Eyelashes (pg. 38-41) by Nikkyo Niwano

 

“…In Buddhism we have the terms “transient self” and “true self”. The former is possessed of the physical body and spirit and is the self that laughs and suffers through daily life. According to Zen, there is also a true self, which existed before our parents […]

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Fall Basic Buddhism Class

Basic Buddhism Class Schedule Fall 2015
Sep 9 – Introduction to Buddhism

Sep 16 – The Three Treasures

Sep 23 – The Seal of the Three Laws

Sep 30 – The Four Noble Truths

Oct 7 – The Eightfold Path

Oct 14 – The Six Perfections

Oct 21 – The Ten Suchnesses – Three Thousand Realms in a Single Thought

Oct 28 […]

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It’s Not Complicated – Sunday Reading, September 6th

The Zen Master asked a monk where he had come from. The monk replied, “The Monastery of Spiritual Light. ” The Master then said, “In the daytime we have sunlight; in the evening, we have candlelight. What is spiritual light? ” The monk couldn’t answer. The Master said, “Sunlight. Candlelight. ”

Humankind has always […]

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A Creative Life – Sunday Reading, August 30th

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce

One of the greatest adventures in life is the journey from the known to the unknown. The search for a deeper meaning to life’s questions often requires that comfort and security be left behind.
A true pilgrimage of consciousness […]

Daily Life is Your Dojo: Bow in each morning before Practice.

The Reading from Sunday, August 23

From Invisible Eyelashes: Seeing What is Closest to Us
By Nikkyo Niwano

The Japanese word for training hall, dojo, brings to mind a place where people practice judo or kendo… Actually, the original meaning of dojo is the place where the Buddha attained enlightenment… But the Lotus Sutra…teaches that wherever we […]

Skillful Means in Connection to Interfaith Communication

This year I had the opportunity to be part of a panel discussion on “reconciliation and healing” for the Oklahoma Sovereignty Symposium; an annual gathering of representatives from all the American Indian tribes in Oklahoma. I was asked to share the Buddhist perspective on this very important topic.

After the panel presenters finished, we had […]

Revised Basic Class schedule

Here is the revised schedule for the Basic Buddhism class adjusted for the weather cancellation.

Mar 11 – The Six Perfections
Mar 18 – The Ten Suchnesses – Three Thousand Realms in a Single Thought
Mar 25 – Causation and the Law of Twelve Causes
Apr 1 – Karma, Transmigration and Rebirth
Apr 8 – Basic Practice of Rissho […]