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About Me (tell us a little bit about yourself):
I am a mother of 3. I am a writer and love learning new things and sharing my finds with other, and love helping people to find peace and joy in their lives.
Why do you desire to join Pls answer fully. DO NOT leave blank
I want to join this site because I believe that this will help me to further my spiritual studies.
What are your expectations from joining this site?
I am hoping to meet and learn as much as I can.
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At 6:27pm on June 6, 2013, Leaetta May Wacker said…

Hurrray for the women of the SGI, we are bright and cheerful and the sunshine of our families and communites.

At 2:37am on May 3, 2013, Leaetta May Wacker said…


At 9:21pm on April 18, 2013, Dan said…

Call the Spokane community center number and ask them if there is a 'district' nearby where YOU live.  Ask for a chapter leader to contact you.  That will get the ball rolling.  Might be a member nearby you who can give you a ride to a local SGI-USA district meeting....

At 4:13pm on February 27, 2013, Dan said…

Gotta remember that the SGI movement is uniquely a Buddhist lay movement that was powered by women.  How this buddhism was spread was by the efforts of women who came from Japan.  The backbone of our lay organization are women and they make up the majority of members' participation in activities.  Did you go to the SGI-USA site and typed in your zip code for a meeting locator?

At 2:43pm on February 22, 2013, Dan said…

Lot of  Buddhist books you'll see on the market tend to have a 'distorted' view of Buddhism.  Lots of Buddhist 'authors' are so competitive and as literally beautifully written as most of these books are, they also don't give a very accurate picture of Buddhism.  Connect yourself to the local SGI-USA organization.  I learned at the get-go that our Japanese women pioneers who've been through the ringer in life will have quite a lot of experiences & matter-of-fact amazing life accounts & can teach you a lot about faith & practice by their example alone.which you can't get from books alone.

At 4:22pm on February 20, 2013, Dan said…

They're also available in audio files.  Another good link to look into:



At 4:18pm on February 20, 2013, Dan said…

ah, just read your comments.  The Zen & Tibetan Book of the Dead are not based on the Lotus Sutra and would probably not be a good primer for you re: this practice.  Our current introduction & essentials study exam booklets (in PDF) might be better for you to start with:

At 8:03pm on February 14, 2013, Dan said…

kewl!  HIt my 30 years as of today, Valentine's Day....where did the time go?!  ;-D

At 10:49am on February 12, 2013, Dan said…

Thanks for the friend request, Mary!

At 11:27pm on February 7, 2013, Toshizo Saejima said…

Welcome, Mary!


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