Author Archives: Ryusho Shonin

About Ryusho Shonin

Nichiren Shu Buddhist priest. My home temple is Myosho-ji, Wonderful Voice Temple, in Charlotte, NC. You may visit the temple’s web page by going to http://www.myoshoji.org. I am also training at Carolinas Medical Center as a Chaplain intern. It is my hope that I eventually become a Board Certified Chaplain. Currently I am also taking healing touch classes leading to become a certified Healing Touch Practitioner. I do volunteer work with the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (you may learn more about them by following the link) caring for individuals who are HIV+ or who have AIDS/SIDA.

Becoming a Chaplain – Personal Journey #1

Today I am beginning a series of articles recounting my personal journey as a Chaplain. I am making a personal determination to post an article at least one time a week until I feel I have completed my objective. I … Continue reading

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Ohigan – Renewal – March 23, 2014 Dharma Talk

Good morning. Today is our first Lotus Sutra service since the Fall Equinox, our first service of Spring 2014. For those of us who live in the Carolinas the weather has been very delightful lately with mild temperatures and a … Continue reading

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Four Sufferings – Disease – March 18, 2014 Meditation

“The triple world is not peaceful. It is like the burning house. It is full of sufferings. It is dreadful. There are always the sufferings Of birth, old age, disease and death. They are like flames Raging endlessly.” Lotus Sutra, … Continue reading

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Knowing The Past And Changing The Future – March 16, 2014 Dharma Talk

Good morning, thank you all for joining with me this morning to celebrate the Lotus Sutra and practice according to the instructions given to us by Nichiren Shonin. Continuing with my weekly reflections on the Lotus Sutra I offer you … Continue reading

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Buddhism and Money #6 – March 13, 2014

Essentially money is simply a means of exchange. You could think of it in terms of the middle-man between your means of earning and the things you buy. Money is the middle point between your working on a spreadsheet for … Continue reading

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Four Sufferings – Old Age – March 11, 2014 Meditation

“The triple world is not peaceful. It is like the burning house. It is full of sufferings. It is dreadful. There are always the sufferings Of birth, old age, disease and death. They are like flames Raging endlessly.” Lotus Sutra, … Continue reading

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Praising the Buddha – March 9, 2014 Dharma Talk

Good morning to you all, thank you for joining with me today to celebrate the Lotus Sutra by reciting portions of Chapter II and Chapter XVI as well as harmoniously chanting the sacred title. Today is the first day of … Continue reading

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Buddhism and Money #5 – March 6, 2014

I wonder if you had any revelations as you worked through the inventory of items in a room? Now think about your whole house and what that inventory list would look like. We have done several different types of meditations … Continue reading

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Four Sufferings – Birth – March 4, 2014 Meditation

“The triple world is not peaceful. It is like the burning house. It is full of sufferings. It is dreadful. There are always the sufferings Of birth, old age, disease and death. They are like flames Raging endlessly.” Lotus Sutra, … Continue reading

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Purpose of Various Teachings – People Are Calling Out for Help – March 2, 2014 Dharma Talk

Hello from Paris, France. Today I am giving my Dharma talk to a group of Nichiren believers in town outside Paris. I want to thank the people I have met here for being such wonderful hosts. I also want to … Continue reading

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