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Added by Sonia Chen on July 25, 2010 at 3:49am — No Comments
OMG, it's been a while since I've been on this site. I added a new song "shaka buku" I just wrote it's almost done. I need to pay more attention to this site....
I Love this practice and I share it as much as I can...please continue to chant for me....I need a job, house all the above, I consistantly read letter to the brothers. I have been correctly practicing so I'm being tested I guess.
we'll talk soon ....
Da'Mone Batease... enjoy the new…Continue
I haven't found a job yet, and my 5-year JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) contract ends today. But luckily I found out that I qualify for 90 days unemployment insurance and I found two new roommates to move into my house this next month.
On top of that I was chanting for someone to watch my cats, and on Tuesday I went to an interview for my current job, and there was a girl interviewing, who just arrived in Japan that day, with no where to stay and she agreed to stay at my house…Continue
My Fellow Buddhists,
I have a story to tell...a story about my health, my determination to maintain that health, all the while, using my Buddhist practice/faith, to do just that.
I also need help in telling this story. I want to write/publish my story, so that I can educate/enlighten others about surviving Carcinoid cancer and to learn about Buddhism.
This is where you come into the picture... I am looking for a very reliable, extremely dependable and reasonably…Continue
Present Japan is similar to the society of Kamakura era. Kamakura is located in a part of Kanagawa prefecture. At present, in Kanagawa, the unenployment rate is the worst in Kanto region. Manufacturing companies are the most important industry in the policy of Kanagawa.
One president of car manufacturing company (famous in the world) fired a great many workers. And subcontractor's factories have been suffered, and fired many workers. SG members are one of them. So unemployment…Continue
True dialogue is only possible when both parties are committed to self-mastery. But there is another essential element without which dialogue becomes manipulative rhetoric, namely, a respectful compassion for others --- no matter how culturally different they are from oneself or seemingly opposed to one's interests. The Buddhist approach can, I believe, loosen the shackles of abstract concepts and language that can be so destructive. Thus freed, we…Continue
Added by Frankie T on July 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
For Today and Tomorrow
Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Added by KB Tan on July 16, 2010 at 3:25am — No Comments
The thing with doubts is, people tell you that you must not have doubts in this practice. You must keep your faith strong and pure.
The same goes for anger, jealousy, upset, greed, feeling negative, not feeling confident, wanting to give up,…Continue
Taiko Drum performance - Central Territory Rock the Era Festival, Chicago, IL, SGI-USA
Chorus & Dance groups:Continue
Added by Jonnie Parker on July 12, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Just some of my personal photos I was able to take at UIC Pavillion in Chicago of the Rock the Era festival held on July 10, 2010. My main mission when I was there was to support the zone youth reps who took pictures of the festival for World Tribune. I got what I could with what limited angles & time I could make but should give you a brief glimpse. The atmosphere was unbelievable and the performances were pretty much breathtaking with sooo many youths participating in the festival on…Continue
Added by Dan on July 12, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments
In Japan, 11 July was the election day of the House of Representatives (up to 8:00pm at Japanese standard time).
3:00pm, Today (12 July), all the results of the vote count was announced.
Most of the statesmen of Komei party have won! (Unfortunately 2 persons were failed)
In Japan, we write the name of party or candidate on the voting paper (very small paper). So we should know the candidates in advance on the TV or speech. After voting was ended, we had…Continue
Nichiren is the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist teacher whose teachings inspire the activities of the SGI. In this paper I would like to explore areas of contact…Continue
The internal cause or potential for attaining Buddhahood. The Sanskrit word dhatu means root, base, foundation, ground, or cause, and gotra means family, lineage, basis, source, cause, or seed. Mahayana Buddhism generally holds that all people possess the innate Buddha nature, though its existence is obscured by…