November 2008 Blog Posts (15)

I got married Sunday!

forever green I got tatoo'd, was stranded at the Hot Springs and got married!

For those of you that don't know me, I'm Chris LOL. I started this place because I travel 100% of the time and found it hard to get plugged into local SGI groups. Dan has been the driving force behind making this what it is today. Please leave Dan a commenat and say thanks. Say Thanks to Dan Here

I don't even know where to… Continue

Added by Chris Tinney on November 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — 15 Comments

meditation sensor

i find it amusing (in a very good way) that whenever i start to meditate, within two minutes our cat will walk into the room and sit near me. it's as if she has a meditation sensor.

Added by chris m on November 29, 2008 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

I have a new birthday...

I Recieved My Gohonzon Saturday, November 15th, 2008!!!

Added by Jarri Ott on November 25, 2008 at 7:08pm — 2 Comments


so there's a band called underworld

one of my personal favourites

and one of their more recent b-side tracks is a song called headset

and as i was listening to it this evening and really paid attention i noticed that in the stream of consciousness there seems to be this overarching notion of simply noticing and then letting go

it's a spoken word over ambient music

and the spoken words are:

"a woman told me her breath smelled of fish and… Continue

Added by chris m on November 23, 2008 at 9:15pm — No Comments

IF by Rudyard Kipling

If, Rudyard Kipling

THis is probably one of my favourite poems ever... If you've never read it before... you simply HAVE TO!


If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you

But make allowance for their doubting too,

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or being lied about, don't deal in… Continue

Added by George Kyle on November 19, 2008 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

Interfaith Panel

A couple of months ago I was invited to join an online Interfaith panel sponsored by the Dallas Morning News. I've contacted a few of you to let you know about it, but I'd like to invite each of you to see what is going on there.

Each week we are given a question about religion, politics, culture, or some other area of public interest and asked to respond (in 250 words) how our faith tradition would answer. Among the 21 panelists are theologians, ministers, and… Continue

Added by Ric Dexter on November 19, 2008 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

The ritual of death - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

During the comments on their film, Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry discuss the scene where the child Joel has to pound a dove with a hammer amongst screaming boys. Humiliation, he labels it. In every boy's life, they say, there comes the moment when you kill your first bird or small animal. When, against your conscience, you kill: that first, initiating, shaping, humiliating experience in the life of a boy or man.

it is the first step in removing yourself from your buddhahood, a… Continue

Added by Kiemlan on November 18, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

November 18th!

It is the SGI that taught us the greatness of the Dai Gohonzon.
It is the SGI that taught us the existence of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.
It is the SGI that taught us correct faith, the correct way to study and the correct way to do gongyo.
It is also from the SGI that we learned how to live a valuable existence.

Daily Guidance page 345 (the red book)

Added by Krishinda on November 18, 2008 at 6:09am — No Comments


Just listened to another fantastic discussion Episode 8 on

Added by George Kyle on November 17, 2008 at 5:04pm — No Comments


Satoru went, last Friday. And I only got to visit his parents today.

I was pondering as we chanted daimoku. In the past, I've made house visits, and stood by those who lost one in their midst. I always was philosophical, and the last visit I remember was to the funeral of a young man for whom the blows in life had been just too much, and who stepped off a crane. His housemates all were atheist, and had no clue as to why anyone in the bloom of their lives would do something like going… Continue

Added by Kiemlan on November 14, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

My letter to the editor of the New York Times.

November 12, 2008

Dear editor(s)

In regard to the article online at entitled, "In Japan, Buddhism May Be Dying Out."

I must say, as a life long Buddhist from the US, who has now lived in Japan for the past 4 years, there could be nothing further from the truth.

Buddhism in Japan is defiantly not dieing out. Buddhism is alive and flourishing in Japan!

I have been to Soka… Continue

Added by Tim Janakos on November 11, 2008 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

I got myself a Buddha call .

A recent obsticle in my life lead me to a 45 min conversation with my former District leader in Los Angeles. After hearing my long detailed story of recent suffering for about 30 min of the conversation the phone went silent. She cleared her throat and shared this. I hope this helps anyone who reads it.

"Aaron...You know anyone can call themselves a Buddhist. Especially in this organisation. But the simple fact is, unless you are practicing correctly, its just a wise philosophy. You… Continue

Added by Aaron on November 10, 2008 at 12:00am — 16 Comments

Obama wins

Stayed up late on November 4 to watch the US Presidential Elections. I had no idea the people were so desperate for change. Congrats to everyone who voted Obama!

I am an observer, and seeing Obama's background, education and victory marge realized he has so much to tackle. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

In the meantime, it's sweet to celebrate this victory. To become President of the United States of America is a great feat!

Added by Kiemlan on November 6, 2008 at 7:29am — 1 Comment

When your target is low, your performance will drop, said the number one salesperson in Japan: mr. Sojyo Inoue

The No. 1 Car Salesperson in Japan

Sojyo Inoue, Tokyo . Japan

He has created an astonishing record in the history of car sales and was rightfully declared as the `No. 1 Car Salesperson in Japan’. Sojyu Inou, 60, who works in the Toyota sales office of Toranomon, Tokyo, Japan has to date, achieved an all time sales record of… Continue

Added by Cida Medeiros on November 1, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

soul searching, a few questions

is it wrong​ not to respo​nd,​ in circu​mstan​ces becom​ing too vague​ or muddl​ed by feeli​ng?​ is it weak to share​ only bits of thing​s,​ becau​se it may be a burde​n to other​s?​ if one is stand​ing on the edge of a large​ cliff​,​ is it right​ to dwind​le thumb​s in the defea​t of those​ who have falle​n alrea​dy,​ or bette​r to breat​he for fresh​ under​stand​ing?​ does one morph​ into other​s when one is unkno​wingl​y fract​ioned​ by jibbe​r jabbe​r and sidew​ays glanc​es,​ unabl​e to… Continue

Added by Audrey Rose on November 1, 2008 at 2:31am — 3 Comments

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