M. LaVora Perry
  • 60, Female
  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States
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USA, Ohio, East Cleveland, 44112
About Me (tell us a little bit about yourself):

I've been practicing Nichiren Buddhism since November 24, 1987, although I received my Gohonzon in 1986 on Nichiren's birthday--February 16. I'm an SGI-USA district women's leader.

I have a Buddhism website that needs updating more often than I do it:
Go to FortuneChildBooks.com

My personal website address is www.mlavoraperry.com.

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Two SGI-sponsored anti-nuclear weapon initiatives:

People's Decade for Nuclear Abolition


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Taneesha Never Disparaging--Wisdom Publications, September 2008

Click here for lots of info about "Taneesha Never Disparaging" I'm on "Book Bites for Kids" (BlogTalkRadio.com) talking about Taneesha Never Disparaging--a children's novel about a Buddhist girl.

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Bipolar Disorder--and Me--Discovered & Embraced

Posted on June 17, 2011 at 8:00pm 8 Comments


For almost 40 years, I've struggled with depression and a nagging feeling that something was “wrong” with me.


In 1983, at age 21, I'd dropped out of college because I had been too depressed to get out of bed and attend class. A few months later, I spent seven weeks in a mental hospital because I’d abused LSD and other drugs, including the bottle of antidepressant medication I’d tried to overdose on. The drugs had made me manic and psychotic. I didn't sleep, I had…


Bodhisattva Superior Practices, President Ikeda, & Me

Posted on April 1, 2011 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

I originally wrote this in response to someone who felt it was wrong to consider President Ikeda to be Bodhisattva Superior Practices. He was upset with the way certain SGI-USA leaders had responded to him and had decided to join Nichiren Shoshu, feeling that President Ikeda had led him astray. 


My response to him includes my understanding of an "AHA!" revelation I had last year regarding the mentor and disciple relationship…


Chanting in the "Hood"--Cleveland, Ohio Newspaper Article

Posted on November 24, 2010 at 1:23pm 3 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Happ Thanksgiving Eve! This is a link to upcoming article I wrote for the December 2010 issue of the Greater University Circle Neighborhood Voice Newspaper: "Chanting in the 'Hood': Buddhist faith enables daughter to live by her Christian parents’ values": http://mlavoraperry.com/wisdom/#hood or you can straight to the PDF:… Continue

Parent Experience--Finding Best High School for My Daughter

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 10:30am 4 Comments

My daughter and I will give a dual experience at our World Peace Prayer meeting on the first Sunday in November. This is my part:

In 1992, I moved in with my husband in East Cleveland, Ohio. Ever since then, I’ve been chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the determination that our city would shine as the great place it is and that lots of people there would chant and teach others to do it.

But I knew East Cleveland had flaws, including its school system. So I chanted that our… Continue

Daisaku Ikeda on School Library Journal Website

Posted on September 4, 2010 at 2:45pm 0 Comments

Amy Bowllan's "Writers Against Racism" School Library Journal blog includes a post about my kids book on peace activist, Daisaku Ikeda: http://bit.ly/dhuxhP (scroll down for the post).



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At 4:39am on December 28, 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.



A Happy New Year 2012.ppt

At 5:26am on November 19, 2011, Frankie T said…

At 9:59am on September 7, 2010, Raman Arora said…
Hi laVora
At 1:28pm on September 2, 2010, Minerva Balaguer said…
Hi LaVora,
Yes! The power of NMRK is amazing! I'm learning that every single day!
At 12:31pm on September 2, 2010, Raman Arora said…
Vora Chant 4 me pls.
i do have bit heart problem,relationship prob w wife,
a bit sad at times because of circumstances, chanting since
5 years, an indian in delhi, planning to go canada to do kosen rufu 7 amke some money, is life purely on ur old karamas destiny---I love talking to u
At 12:23pm on September 2, 2010, Raman Arora said…
Hi Vora,
U too deep a person,I am enriched by ur thoughts on life & death
Thks a lot
At 12:41pm on September 1, 2010, Raman Arora said…
hi Vora
How u .
if i chant 4 my mom after her death Will it reach to her
At 11:45am on September 1, 2010, Roger PKS said…
Thanks for accepting my friend add
May glory,happiness, good health and victory be yours
Regards from Malaysia
At 5:48am on March 23, 2010, VICTOR KUMI said…
we well have our meeting next week after that before we will enback on a different project but for now we have not come up with what we are going to do for me.but i think we figure those on the street that is what we are planing for.so if any thing i well inform you. thanks
At 12:54pm on March 13, 2010, VICTOR KUMI said…
YES i do chant.

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