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Recently Published Books

Recently Published Books

Two new books are now available. I have completed both the children’s book titled “King Wonderful Adornment” and “The Physician’s Good Medicine: Studying the Lotus Sutra, Vol 2”. Both are available through Amazon. “King Wonderful Adornment”, the children’s book is based upon the chapter of the same name found in the Lotus Sutra, Chapter XXVII. [Read More]

Prisoners

Incarcerated Lotus – #9 – Anger

Anger is one of the Ten Worlds and, therefore, a very real part of our whole self. The question for us as Buddhists is not to eliminate anger; that is impossible. I believe we serve ourselves well, and thereby improve our lives if we examine when we are the master of anger and when anger [Read More]

Incarcerated Lotus – #8 – Vulnerability & Safety

In this installment I present two sections from the chapter tentatively titled Vulnerability. Vulnerability Vulnerability is a subject that I feel is important for you and me to consider. Much of what I feel important in Buddhist practice is about realizing we are all vulnerable, we all have hurts and pains, we all have our [Read More]

Incarcerated Lotus – #7 – Personal Practice

Personal Practice It is impossible for me to write a customized daily practice routine for each person who may read this book. I figure I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. I’m just making sure you understand that what follows will be a suggestion. Please use this according to your situation based upon [Read More]

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Lotus Sutra Quotes

Anyone who understands why the Buddhas expounded many sutras, who knows the position of this sutra in the series of sutras, and who expounds it after my extinction according to its true meaning, will be able to eliminate the darkness of the living beings of the world where he walks about, just as the light of the sun and the moon eliminates all darkness.

— Buddha

Featured Myosho-Ji Post

Journaling is Good – It’s not what it used to be.

Writing with a fountain pen is a joy to do. Even with my horrid penmanship, which I do not like to look at when I write with a ballpoint pen, is tolerable when I use a fountain pen. Perhaps it is knowing I need to slow down and put a little more space into the [Read More]

The Basics

Long View Dharma Practice

September 9 – random thoughts from home – This morning I received an email from a [Read More]

Concentrating The Mind – February 16, 2014 Dharma Talk

Good morning, thank you all for joining with me today to recite portions from the Lotus Sutra and [Read More]

Spiritual Craving – January 20, 2014 Meditation (With French Translation)

French translation appears following the English I thought I would title this daily meditation [Read More]

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Incarcerated Lotus – #9 – Anger

Anger is one of the Ten Worlds and, therefore, a very real part of our whole self. The question for us as Buddhists is not to eliminate anger; that is impossible. I believe we serve ourselves well, [Read More]

Of Interest to Ryusho

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Past Revisited

Rituals

Rituals

(Revised from a blog post originally appearing January 20, 2013) In Nichiren Shu, there are rituals as part of the practice. For some these rituals can seem to be limiting. There may come times when we ask why do we do the same thing over and over? Nothing to changes, and [Read More]

Treasures We Do Not Seek – April 20, 2014 Dharma Talk

Good morning thank you for attending the temple this Easter morning. Even though Easter is not a Buddhist holiday there [Read More]

Getting Back To It – January 5, 2014 Meditation

It is possible to make a case for Fall being the time to mark the beginning of one year and the end of an old one. The [Read More]

Difficult? Yes, but not impossible

Difficult? Yes, but not impossible

you can do it, never give up [Read More]

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