Author Archives: Ryusho 龍昇

About Ryusho 龍昇

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.

Physician’s Good Medicine #26 – Lectio Oratio

Lectio oratio is a type of prayer that is in response to the text. Some ways in which you as Buddhists might employ this concept or type of special praying is when reading the Lotus Sutra meditate on what your … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #25 – And

The word “and” is a summation of both parts of the elements in the formulas we speak, whereas the word “but” is a subtraction of parts and in fact an actual negation of all that occurs before. To Myoho Renge … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #24 – And

Now let me begin by offering some ways in which we can pray. After examining some of the illness of mind that we all may struggle with from time to time I believe it may be helpful to look at … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #23 – Prayer

If you turn your thoughts outward instead of inward the scene might look like this. You see the backed up cars and your car has come to a complete stop. As you are peering around you begin to chant Odaimoku … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #22 – Prayer

The degree to which our lives are seamless from kneeling to walking and living in prayer is the degree to which we are able to take and receive benefit from the good medicine of the physician, the gift of the … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #21 – Prayer

We recite the phrase Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. In fact we are taught to recite this phrase without end. Yet what is it we are saying, what is it we are doing and setting into motion? Namu means everything and … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #20 – Prayer

To begin this chapter on prayer I would like to offer two stories that to me illustrate one view of how prayer manifests and is to be approached as a Buddhist. While the individuals in these two stories were not … Continue reading

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The Physician’s Good Medicine #19 – The Physician’s Cure

(This section is out of order and should have been posted after #15) The physician’s cure, as I mentioned in the beginning of this chapter is composed of seemingly impossible to attain ingredients. The illusion is that they are impossible, … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #18 – Metanoia

Metanoia from the Greek word simply means to change one’s mind. It also means a spiritual conversion. While penance is associated with it in its more Christian interpretation this would not be the case and not possible from a purely … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #17 – Metanoia

One understanding of making meaning is the realization that life is more than random events with no connection backwards or forwards. Our lives, and this is a fundamental teaching of Buddhism, are and endless stream of causes and effects stemming … Continue reading

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