December 2009 Blog Posts (53)

Happy New year


Added by Dhruba on December 31, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

New Year's Greeting from Japan

A Happy New Year!
Now in Japan, It is on 1st January, 2010.

Added by Yatchan on December 31, 2009 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

The Definitive Guide to Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Hi dears SGI friends.

Here is one post written by Leo Babauta.

Let’s face it: most of us fail when it comes to sticking to resolutions — so much so that many people swear never to make resolutions again.

And yet the rest of us are eternally hopeful when the New Year comes around, believing without any credible evidence that we can improve our lives, that change is possible, that we’re not going to be stuck in the same… Continue

Added by Ricardo Del Rio on December 31, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

New Year's Gongyo

Anyone in the South Orange County area, I will be giving my experience at New Year's Gongyo! Please say hi if you come! Hope to see you! Erica

Added by Erica R Holding on December 30, 2009 at 5:33pm — 4 Comments


Dec.20th 2009

I dreamt last night that I had a big blue ball, you know like those large exercize balls that people use. In the dream or shall I say nightmare, someone was trying to steal my ball.It was so upsetting, really horrible, that someone was trying to take away my ball.I can’t even discribe what a nightmarish quality this dream had for me.It felt like they were stealing my life force, my blood, my breath.The sensation was of a quality that I had to… Continue

Added by BB BERG on December 30, 2009 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

I need to manage my rage and anger

a lot of my thoughts, actions and words are byproduct of my inner rage and anger spawned from past and current circumstances.

a lot of it are also spawned from jealousy, envy and many other undesirable traits.

i NEED to chant badly to control my rage and anger to keep my sanity.

Added by Ricky Heng on December 30, 2009 at 3:28am — 2 Comments

New Year's Cards

When my wife went to Soka Gakkai HQ to submit her letter to Sensei, she got 2 New Year's Card as below.

I would like to share them with you all and hope you have happy New Year!

These pictures are taken by Ikeda Sensei, as you may know.




Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on December 29, 2009 at 11:15pm — 2 Comments

My life

I have traveled the country wide for many years. As a peasant, searching for my inner being. As a healer, helping others find their inner strengths.. Living, to the best of my ability, as a Buddha would. Ah, todays times have changed... interconnectivity through techtronics... widening the circle of change, yet adding centricity.. New laws are made, man laws; and yet there is only one...

My challenges have been many, mostly challenging that darkness within me.. Life, I have learned,… Continue

Added by Kanani on December 29, 2009 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

In my mail today....Most timely....!

"A daughter opens up the gate of another household."

(The Treasure of a Child - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.2, page 884) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, Dec. 28th, 2009

So funny...this weekend I have been congested with emotion and thoughts about my desire to mother is having problems and I am faced with the reality that she is truly getting older and needs our help, and that is frightening enough as it… Continue

Added by Kim Piot on December 29, 2009 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

great year coming-video


Added by BB BERG on December 28, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

El Reto de un mes-December challange in Spanish


El Sr Sonoda nos propone el siguiente reto:

No importa en qué momento de mi vida me encuentre, invocare con la determinación de transformar esta situación en un solo mes! Me responsabilizaré completamente de que esto suceda; y en ese mismo mes crearé el mayor beneficio de mi vida!!!

El Daishonin nos afirma que la torre de los tesoros es el Gohonzon; y que en el momento en que invocamos Nam MyoHo Renge Kyo,… Continue

Added by BB BERG on December 28, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Two More Days

Two more days until I receive my Gohonzon, this Tuesday at 7 p.m., December 29th, 2009. I forget what the occasion is; originally I would be receiving it on January 1st at the New Year's Gongyo, but I work during that time. :( So I think this Tuesday is a discussion meeting based on... something to do with Sado and letters. My memory is so terrible, honestly. With all the meetings that I get invited to I'm left with a spinning head overflowing with information!

I've been sincerely… Continue

Added by Emily V. McGuire on December 28, 2009 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

The secret lies in the Law of Attraction

when my thoughts and deeds are rid of ALL negativity and they are in parallel (or align) with the universe, the universe will manifest my desires.

chanting helps me manifest my inner buddha wisdom which is essential in the choice of action i take.

Added by Ricky Heng on December 27, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments

The Ethical Controversies of Drugging Our Kids (podcast transcript).

To listen to this blog click on:

I wrote this writing as a final in my freshmen Philosophy class at SUA in 2001. I was asked to relate every philosophical theory we learned in the class to a current ethical controversy. Though I didn't include anything about… Continue

Added by Tim Janakos on December 27, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

My Experience dt. 29th Nov.,2009

This is the experience I shared in the AGM here in new Delhi on 29th Nov., 2009

Good Morning Friends, I am Dhruv Munshi. 3years back, when I joined this fantastic practice I was a jobless man, sitting idle for almost 5 years¦ I didn't have any confidence to face the world and leading a successful life was a distant dream, which I never even dared to imagine.

I describe my life in two parts – one, pre December 2006 era and the other post December 17, 2006… Continue

Added by Dhruba on December 26, 2009 at 10:15am — 4 Comments

Merry Christms

My hope is for the world learn how to live with one another in peace and to help others who are less fortunate to become happy !

Added by Carl Landon Taylor on December 25, 2009 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Vicotry Over Violence & Taneesha Never Disparaging in Chicago 12/12/2010

This is the Chicago Open Book Program event that featured my middle grade novel Taneesha Never Disparaging about a fiesty urban Buddhist and 5th girl with bullying problems, December 12, 2010:…


Added by M. LaVora Perry on December 25, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments


I would like to share the following with you all.

My mother is 86, living in Germany and recently has had to move into an old people's home in Germany. It has been a big transition especially losing her independence. We have spent many years apart, however when my father died 9 years ago, she started to chant. Not a vast amount of daimoku but the bond and connection between us greatly deepened. I made a vow to her no matter what, we would always stay friends.

Since being in the home… Continue

Added by Renee Hales on December 25, 2009 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

We are Blessed!!!

Dear fellow Buddhists and friends,
The universe wears a constant smile because of your hearts.You have brought truth,safety, and love to so many, and continue to do so.There is no greater service than that which you all provide on a daily basis.You are all, truely, the brightest stars in the heavens!!
You have all lit a lamp to guide my way.
I stand in awe of who you are!!!

Added by Peter Gerritsma on December 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Traditional Buddhist Christmas?

Ive taken it on myself to share some very old traditional Buddhist Christmas carols that Ive just made up. They are soon to be timeless classics that will spread like Kosen-Rufu. Classics such a

Have Yourself a Merry little Toso

Gongyo Bells

Its begining to look a lot like Kosen Rufu

On the 12th hour of Chanting (My benefit came to me)

The Little Buddha Boy

Sanshoshimas coming to town

And yes Ive even re-invented Jolly… Continue

Added by Aaron on December 24, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

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