April 2008 Blog Posts (44)


Sun Salutation

Yoga is a great way to stretch your body as well as your life. We are not a standing culture. We are not a stretching culture. We sit over our computers, our steering wheels, or our children. We tend to bend over. Just the reason to bend backwards. What goes one way, should go the other way to keep our spine supple and stretched. Obesity, on one…

Added by Linda on April 30, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments


One of the best songwriters of the day...young Jason Mraz...if anyone knows him, can you please shakubuku him? He is… Continue

Added by Linda on April 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

To save the world (Buddhist poem by Kiemlan, 2008)

To save the world

one's got to have

a great heart in one's chest

the focus of a Batman

and the timing of a Superman

in one's head

to race a few times around the world

to support whoever's falling

to answer phones, step out to shoulder

those who come a' calling

then remind them of the jewel within themselves

instead of labelling them victims

and keep compassion and wisdom through it all

humility, true valour, true… Continue

Added by Kiemlan on April 29, 2008 at 8:22am — No Comments

Playing by ORIENT DAW in Yokohama 2

Added by Takahiro on April 27, 2008 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Playing by ORIENT DAW in Yokohama

Added by Takahiro on April 27, 2008 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Linda Johnson in Dallas

All my friends in Los Angeles have been looking for her. Many have reached out but she is nowhere to be found. Where she shows up, that's where she is. And she visited Dallas in guidance and visiting meetings with members in the Oklahoma/Texas Zone. She is not only the SGI-USA Women's General Director, she is the Central Territory Leader. She and her co-Territory leaders are totally focused on the 2nd Act of Kosen Rufu. Great meeting, strong encouragement and nurturing focus on… Continue

Added by Linda on April 27, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Milano, Italy: SGI European Youthmeeting, 15-16th March 2008

(this is my personal report of the impressions during the SGI Youth meeting in Milano, Italy, 2008. I hope you will enjoy it...)

Day 1: March 15th, 2008


Imagine yourself lifting up and away out of the lashing rains and cloudy colds of the Netherlands....think of yourself, having kept your soundness and sanity over the past few weeks where people scrambled over each other to keep working against the clock while the many fell struck by flu and… Continue

Added by Kiemlan on April 27, 2008 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Friday April 25, 2008

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Every day, there are thoughts and ideas playing across your mind which have the potential to grow into greatness. They're waiting for you to give them life. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Added by Roberto on April 25, 2008 at 2:34am — No Comments


Excellent speech by Jill Bolte Taylor. Please watch and enjoy....and then THINK about it. How wonderful to be a human… Continue

Added by Linda on April 24, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

More Music for you to enjoy

Hi everyone...I finally added some music for your listening enjoyment. Some photos from South America coming very soon. Have a great day!

Added by Mike on April 24, 2008 at 7:27am — No Comments

I will wait no longer. An experience of mine about my 17 year struggle to get into Soka University of America.

I gave this version at a few SGI meetings in Japan. An edited version was in the World Tribune in late 2005.

Hello, my name is Timothy Harada. You can call me Tim. I’m from Orange County, California in the U.S.

皆さん、こんにちは。ティムハラダと申します。 アメリカ・カリフォルニア州・オウレンジ郡から参りました。

My mother started chanting Nam Myo-ho Ren-ge Kyo, when I was an 11-month-old baby. I started to chant and learn Gongyo at about the age of 5, in a young boys and girls group, in the… Continue

Added by Tim Janakos on April 24, 2008 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

A second Blog

My main blog is at , where I've been posting for years. Therefore, this blog is sort of secondary and will probably see less posting. But I do appreciate the incorporation of this feature into the website.

Added by Saera on April 23, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

I'm Leaving to Tour America!

The Forever Green Tour!


For nearly two years I've held the intention to tour America in an RV. I intended to meet people, create community and make a difference. Now all that and more is about to happen!

I first travelled showing "The Secret" before it came out and met thousands of people; people that value community and enjoy creating a better world like me. When convential teachings left them… Continue

Added by Chris Tinney on April 23, 2008 at 6:11pm — 3 Comments

Wednesday April 23, 2008

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anyone is capable of excellence. Anyone is capable of greatness. All that's required is to show up, to truly show up and put the whole of one's being into the effort. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Added by Roberto on April 23, 2008 at 4:46am — No Comments

Earth Day Joke?

Okay it's not a joke it's OKLAHOMA!!! There is a woman at my place of work that came in today wearing blue. aqua - Blue pants, aqua-blue shirt, aqua-blue hoodie, and her aqua-blue house slippers. I of course am celebrating Earth Day and am wearing white pants, white t-shirt with a green sheer oversized shirt from India. I walk into the kitchen and she says, "you're wearing green. Why are you wearing green?"

I'm pretty sure she's related to Larry the Cable Guy....…


Added by Linda on April 22, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments


Added by BB BERG on April 22, 2008 at 3:03am — No Comments

How wonderful to wake up

How wonderful to wake up this morning....
to a beautiful spring day...
with a warm sun in the sky
and bright yellow tulips
greeting me as I look out on my yard.

Winter always turns into Spring

Added by Pat on April 22, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

<center>Tuesday April 22, 2008</center>

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is no guarantee of success. But there is a guarantee that if you never go for it, you'll never have it. And even in the failed attempts, you'll learn and grow. In order to succeed, you must proceed. Today is a great day to start. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Added by Roberto on April 22, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Where To Next?

This site now has over 825 members! It looks like the movement has gone from Finland over to Iceland (any friends there, yet?) and back to the Netherlands. Which of the 190 SGI countries is it going to next? Where will the 1000th member to this site be from?

Added by Steve on April 20, 2008 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Unconditional love

I struggle with it at times. My puppies are incredible examples of unconditional love. They love and adore me no matter what I look like or am feeling. So many of my relationships have been about me and my needs. I am learning to be of service to others, to just give, bottom line, with no expectations of receiving something in return. It feels great to just be giving. To love and to be loved, those are our 2 only needs in life. If we love and accept love, we will feel complete, full of purpose.… Continue

Added by Sarah Alperin on April 20, 2008 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

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