sandra shelp
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  • Lansing, MI
  • United States
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i have been practicing for 6 years this april. love it. still have lots of questions. studying is hard but our group started a book club and now studying is much easier.
Why do you desire to join SGIBuddhism.org? Pls answer fully. DO NOT leave blank
onething i enjoy is seeing the wonderful engery of our youth. they are our future and they are beautiful. this practice has turned by world unside down and that is wonderful.
What are your expectations from joining this site?
i receive so much encouragement from members. if i am feeling like there is no hope i drop in and see all you wonderful members and am inspired.
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why do terrible things happen to good people?

Posted on February 7, 2010 at 6:03pm 3 Comments

my question has to do with previous life experiences. when terrible things happen to a person is this life caused from being a bad person in your previous life?? i have had some evil people cross my path and wonder how does this fit in with buddhism?? i don't wish to have this follow me to my next life. chanting nam myoho-renge-kyo is has been a blessing to me and keeps my ptsd in check. peace to all for it is not a dream but real.

love this site

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 9:45am 4 Comments

hi everyone. i have practicing here in the deep freeze of michigan for 3 years. can't believe i did not find this web site before. i am part of the Capitol area Diostrict and we formed the Capital Area Book Club. i just read Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death which is our April book and wow what a book. for feburary we are reading Romancing the Budda. I recommend book clubs. its a great way to study . getting back into the groove of studying and computers at my age has been a wonderful… Continue

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At 12:40pm on December 27, 2011, Frankie T said…

New is the year, new are the hopes and aspirations,

New is the resolution,

New are the spirits and forever my warm wishes are for you.

Have a promising and fulfilling new year.

Cheers,

Frankie

A Happy New Year 2012.ppt

At 11:24pm on January 19, 2011, Lyn Sawicki said…
Hi Sandra,
Thanks for getting me back on this site. I'll be at Coffee & Friends on Friday, Feb. 18th, from 7 to 9. Seems like a long way away, but time goes so fast. Yes, I'm going to be at your WD mtng. Looking forward to it.
At 4:20pm on February 27, 2010, Samuel Thadeus Short said…
Thank you Sandra for your friendship. Glad to know you
At 6:01am on February 13, 2010, Gerri Davis said…
Hi Sandra. I was wondering if maybe you and I can somehow set up a Buddhist site for GLBT nationwide. I have found one site but it comes out of Ohio. I wanted to try to get all LGBT together in one site. Do you think that's possible.
At 9:22pm on February 7, 2010, Frankie T said…
Hi Sandra,
Thank you for joining Guidance Today.
I am sure our hearts and spirits will be uplifted through the encouragements of President Ikeda's words.

At 2:02am on February 4, 2010, Margaret Ojuyenum said…
Hi Sandra, thanks for being my kosenrufu friend. I am delighted to know that many more people are beginning to awaken to the need for study. I am also encouraged by your post. Studying is very essential in the practice of Buddhism. So, lets continue to study more. Cheers!
At 1:25am on February 4, 2010, Frankie T said…
Hi Sandra,

The Value Of A Smile
by Author Unknown

A smile cost nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and is nature's best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone
until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

Keep on Smiling
At 12:48am on February 4, 2010, Bob Mann said…

for being my Friend-in-Faith, Sandra. I'm glad we are on this same path together. And thanks for reading "The Aspiration For Enlightenment." Please take care....
At 3:04am on February 1, 2010, Frankie T said…
Hi Sandra,
Thank you for the friendship add.

At 1:53am on February 1, 2010, Bob Mann said…

and Welcome, Sandra! Since you like to read and study, I know you would enjoy reading my blog post titled "The Aspiration for Enlightenment." You'll be glad you did ;-) Best always and always be happy....
 
 
 

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