A SURPRISE ENCOUNTER – PART TWO

Part Two of this fictional conversation between Reverend Shindo Nishiyama and the Buddha focuses on the Buddha seeking enlightenment. Click here: A Surprise Encounter Part Two

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A SURPRISE ENCOUNTER – Part One

Reverend Shindo Nishiyama shares Buddhist Teachings through a fictional conversation between him and the Buddha. This wonderful and educational conversation takes place in Nine Parts. Here is Part One. Enjoy. Click here to read: Surprise Encounter Part One

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Dr. Albert Einstein and Buddhism

Take the time to read this Message by the late Bishop Chikai Yosemori. He tells of Dr. Einstein’ visit to hear a Dharma Message by Reverend Jyokan Chikazumi. On the second page, in the second to the last paragraph, Bishop Yosemori quotes Dr. Einstein assessment of Buddhism as a “religion of the future.” Bishop Yosemori […]

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The purpose of the Nembutsu Haiku is to capture a moment in time. And when doing so, we are able to reflect on ourselves, our relationships, our environment. And such reflection opens us to experience gratitude. Click the article below and see where Nembutsu Haiku can take you. There are three levels of Nembutsu Haiku. […]

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A PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE FOR THE PRECIOUSNESS OF OUR LIFE AS IT IS THIS VERY MOMENT In these times when many of us are disconnected from our normal lives, routines, and environments, we may find benefit from pausing and reflecting on the truth of our lives just as it is. In that truth, we may […]

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Giseikai Memorial Sermon by Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani February 8, 2019 “Ah, hard to encounter, even in many lifetimes, is the decisive cause of birth, Amida’s universal Vow! Hard to realize, even in myriads of kalpas, is pure shinjin that is true and real! If you should come to realize this practice and shinjin, rejoice at […]

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November 3, 2018 A Humble Reflection by Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Office of the Bishop, would like to express our loving thoughts and condolences to those who are, directly and indirectly, most affected by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which […]

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