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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 […]

Spring Basic Buddhism Class

We are well into our Spring Basic Class and I have been remiss in not getting the full schedule up here in one place (although it is on the calendar). Here is the schedule as planned for the next several months. This time around the teaching duties are going to be spread out among […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Join us to welcome Rev Takayuki Nagashima

This Sunday, Oct 12 we will be joined by Rev Takayuki Nagashima, head of the Dharma Centers in San Francisco and Seattle, and for over 10 years head of Rissho Kosei Kai in Brazil.  After the chant service he will deliver a Dharma talk entitled “Shortcut to Happiness,”  followed by a potluck dinner.  All […]

Basic Buddhism Class Schedule

Currently, this is the schedule for the Basic Buddhism Class, subject to change for weather, etc.

Sept 10 – Introduction to Buddhism

Sept 17 – The Three Treasures

Sept 24 – The Seal of the Three Laws

Oct 1 – The Four Noble Truths

Oct 8 – The Eight Fold Path

Oct 15 – The Six Perfections

Oct 22 – The […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Dharma Center Spring Retreat

This past weekend we completed our second annual Dharma Center spring Retreat, with nineteen of us spending an evening in the woods at Osage Forest of Peace chanting, meditating (both sitting and walking the trails) and discussing the Dharma. The topic for this years retreat was Nikkyo Niwano’s view of encounters, and […]

Basic Buddhism Text

For those of you interested in the Basic Buddhism Class, the text we use for the class in now available for download in pdf format. Go to the Links page and click on the 2013 Basic Buddhism Text.

Bozos on the Bus

This past Sunday both the reading and Hoza discussions were based on an a book excerpt which discusses a line from the clown/activist Wavy Gravy:

We’re all bozos on the bus,
so we might as well sit back
and enjoy the ride.

The except, from Elizabeth Lesser’s book “Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow” is […]

Karma, Transmigration and Rebirth

It is Wednesday night in Basic Buddism we will be discussing Karma, Transmigration and Rebirth. Regarding Karma, Nikkyo Niwano said in his Lotus Sutra Commentaries “In the simplest terms, karma means “deed” or “action.” A deed is an action that is undertaken with a particular will, motive, or purpose. However brief, an action […]