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 #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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Physician’s Good Medicine #16 – Metanoia

Metanoia – Spiritual Change Thinking about the parable I am aware of moments of change, some good, some not so good. The story presents us with a large family of children and only a father. What happened to the mother, … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #15 – Physician’s Cure

In Greek mythology Asclepius is such a skilled physician that he is able to bring the dead back to life.  There is also the myth that there is such a thing as a ‘physician’s cure’ which is composed of several … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #14

It is just a story, a possibility, perhaps a connection for some of the missing points in the parable found in the Lotus Sutra. We have a single father who is a doctor, many children, a possible reason why there … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #13

Now you might imagine that perhaps Erin was getting into drugs with his friends. This would be a common thought however it was not the case. Erin and his friends simply hung out and talked. They talked about philosophy, religion, … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #12

It isn’t possible for me to think of all the possible reasons or descriptions of the illness which keep us away from becoming the Buddha we inherently are. Up to this point I have described a few of the ones … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #11

For a period of time in my life I worked in sales. Being a salesperson is difficult work, it requires a person to be able to process a lot of rejection and still remain positive. An individual who defines their … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – #10

(It’s been a while since I have posted in this series. I will confess this has been one of the most challenging projects I have written. While it is true I haven’t posted, I have indeed been thinking and working … Continue reading

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New Years Message – 2015

Welcome to the year two thousand fifteen. Happy New Year. Continue reading

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