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Relating to Hoza and Sangha – Sunday Reading November 8th

Our connections with those close to us provide such fertile ground for growth, for it is in relationships that many of us finally come to know ourselves.
The process of relating intimately asks us to define who we are, be who we are, and then to use the unfolding joys and challenges as gifts […]

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Keeping in Touch – Sunday Reading November 1st

There are those who debate whether there is any such thing as a previous life. But frequently we refer to a person’s “inborn” character and “natural born” talents. These are unconscious acknowledgment that people are the accumulation of the experiences and habits of their former existences.

When we come into this world, we grow […]

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Seeing Clearly – Sunday Reading October 25th

The Buddha’s wisdom is the capacity to see the ultimate reality
of all things. It is the wisdom with which one can give
appropriate guidance to all people which will lead them to
enlightenment.

If you can see the reality very clearly, then you will see the
beauty and wonder that all things are closely interconnected, and
each one of […]

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One Million Recitations – Sunday Reading October 18th

From Invisible Eyelashes by Nikkyo Niwano, Pp89-90

I believe that life is practice and discipline from beginning to end. By practice and discipline I mean doing everything wholeheartedly—both physically and mentally—and repeatedly.
First, let us look at the matter of repetition. By repetition I do not mean simply doing the same thing again and again. […]

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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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