Category Archives: by Ryusho 龍昇

Incarcerated Lotus – #5 – Chapter II Summary

(you probably didn’t realize it was Chapter II) Before we move on to look at challenges you may face as a Buddhist who is incarcerated, let’s review the chapter. I have given you two exercises or activities to engage in. … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lotus – #4 – Discernment

Discernment is not a word frequently used in Buddhist writing. I’m not sure why. I think the word is useful in describing certain aspects of our personal practice in Buddhism as we strive towards enlightenment. Discernment is a process of … Continue reading

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Recently Published Books

Two new books are now available. I have completed both the children’s book titled “King Wonderful Adornment” and “The Physician’s Good Medicine: Studying the Lotus Sutra, Vol 2″. Both are available through Amazon. “King Wonderful Adornment”, the children’s book is … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Lotus – # 3 – Gratitude

First let me express my sincere appreciation to you and exclaim how wonderful it is you are taking this first step into faith and practice of the Lotus Sutra in Nichiren Shu.  Repeatedly in the Lotus Sutra the Buddha welcomes the … Continue reading

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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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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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