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.

Creatures of the Burning House – #2 – Visio Divina

In my mind this is the most visually descriptive parable in the Lotus Sutra. It is full of images and descriptions that are meant to elicit an emotional visceral response. I believe we are supposed to see this as a … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Burning House – #1 – Introduction

It has taken me a while to get around to this parable, due to the request to write about the Physician’s Good Medicine at the end of 2014. At the time I was disappointed that I would need to put … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lotus – #2 – If Only

(This is long, I’m not going to divide this up like I usually would into small sections. I’m going to give you what I’ve written as I write it. It will be here a while so you can take your … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lotus – #1 – Introduction

Hello, it’s nice to meet you. I am undertaking the writing of this book because I was inspired by a group of men I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting during the summer of 2014 at two Texas State prisons. … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine – Update

Beginning today, 26 July 2015, the segments of Physician’s Good Medicine are no longer available on this blog. This is in keeping with my practice of removing the blog postings when the book is ready for publication. Within a few … Continue reading

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Fundraising For Children’s Book Illustration

The last day to make a donation and have your name included in the print version is July 10, 2015. Thank you to all who have made a contribution. We have raised $875 so far. Thank you to those who … 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 – #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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