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.

To the Magic City Too – #19 Study Guide

The following I offer at the conclusion of this series as tools for your study of the Dharma.  Lectio Divina  Besides modeling this exploration of the Parable of the Magic City on the Jewish scholarly tradition of midrash I also … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #18 Conclusion

“Now the place of treasures is near. I made this city by magic in order to give you a rest.” (Lotus Sutra, Chapter VII, page 227)   I hope that this little exercise has provided you with several things.  One … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #17

  “Seeing that they had already had a rest and relieved their fatigue, the leader caused the city to disappear, and said to them, ‘Now the place of treasures is near. I made this city by magic in order to … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #16

“Then they made their way forward and entered the magic city. They felt peaceful, thinking that they had already passed [through the bad road].” (Lotus Sutra, Chapter VII, page 227) “They entered that city, And had great joy. They felt … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #15

“Thereupon the worn-out people had great joy. They said, ‘We have never had such joy as this before. Now we shall be able to get off this bad road and become peaceful.” (Lotus Sutra, Chapter VII, page 227) There is … Continue reading

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To the Magic City – #14

When I imagine a magic city these folks are able to spend time in my original thoughts were of a castle type structure and on that would accommodate a group of a couple hundred or so travelers. In fact until … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #13

What are the things that encourage you the most when you become discouraged? What is your personal style for becoming encouraged? Not everyone is equally encouraged by the same things. Some people like a pep talk; others like to be … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #12

Our group of travelers wish to return home even though they have succeeded so far. They have doubts and eventually the doubts cloud their ability to make a sound rational judgment. Over the years I have witnessed many people who … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #11

I wonder what changes you could accomplish in your life if you made a commitment from today for 500 days to practice on a regular consistent basis towards the achievement of some change in your life? Would you be able … Continue reading

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To the Magic City Too – #10

Of the two reasons given to us as to why the travelers wished to return home I would like to touch upon their becoming tired out at the half way point. Also I am curious about the changes they may … Continue reading

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