April 2010 Blog Posts (40)

Writing Kamakura sightseeing information

I started to write E-Newsletter about Shonan including Kamakura. It is the "Shonan Trip Info", written in Japanese only. I hope viewers see the page of Nichiren Daishonin's footsteps.

If you are interested in it, please see http://www.mag2.com/m/0001130054.html .

Yatchan

Added by Yatchan on April 29, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Impending Event...

It doesnt matter how many times or how many events I've run - it's always the final 10 days that are the most challenging.


Snagging - tying off loose ends, final problem solving, dealing with other people's worries, you name it. As the main organiser and point of contact - I am the face. The responsibility and onus lies with me - and if anything goes wrong - it's down to me, too. BUT - that's the negative side - the side that a lot of people concentrate on. I turn things to…
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Added by Sian Phillips on April 29, 2010 at 2:58am — 1 Comment

Being Enlightened Gets You Everything In Life



Being Enlightened Gets You Everything In Life





Enlightenment is about seeing through the illusions of life and knowing what reality really is.



When you are enlightened, you can have everything you want. Because you’ll know the truth about

what everything is, and what does it really mean to have something. It is an irony of the world

that the people who seek material things and desire to have them before thinking about

enlightenment, tend to attain… Continue

Added by Gia on April 28, 2010 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

Manifest Desires Freely by Having No Expectations



Manifest Desires Freely by Having No Expectations



It is a most liberating experience when you are able to live life with an attitude of no expectations. When you have expectations, you have preconceived ideas of how things should be that you are attached to. Expectation creates fear because you think what you desire may or may not happen. Free of expectations, you can just go with the flow of the universe and not be affected by the outcomes that you encounter. Every…
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Added by Gia on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Copenhagen members - looking for

Hello

I am traveling to Copenhagen and would like to meet with members there. .

Are there any members on this web who are from Copenhagen.

Added by Mary D'Amore on April 27, 2010 at 9:50pm — 3 Comments

Melody Gardot:My One and Only Thrill, Worrisome Heart, and Some Lessons, The Bedroom Sessions

The way one notices pregnancies all around when one is pregnant, I

started bumping into stories on Melody from the time her songs have been

playing in my head, and all of them talk about her struggles first and

her music as more of a consequence of her challenges rather than as her

primary function
as an artist. This is very understandable, since an

inspiring… Continue

Added by subho on April 27, 2010 at 7:28am — No Comments

Challenges are testing but when you look back on them....

I've faced some great 'little' challenges since becoming a member of SGI. I have proved to myself that this practice is real and works in conjunction with my everyday life.


This last weekend has been a challenge.


Working as a musician and being an events organiser I've managed to fit a 48 hour week into 3 days and it's taken its toll! My physical, emotional and spiritual strength has been tested by the actions of other people. I've comforted my…
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Added by Sian Phillips on April 26, 2010 at 7:25pm — 3 Comments

The Buddha Key- 757th anniversary of nam-myoho-renge-kyo daimokuwheel! :) Starting Wed. April 28, 2010

Come friends, please join another 24-hour kosenrufu effort and send the rays of joy around the world! Nam-myoho-renge-kyo! Request to put this up on the main page!




Please pass it on....…
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Added by Kiemlan on April 25, 2010 at 9:04am — 6 Comments

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone. It is a beautiful day here behind the "Zion Curtain". (Northern Utah). I am at work until 3:30 PM. As some of the members know I have had an account here before, but canceled my account. I just got so busy that I pruned the sites and stuff I was spending time on until things mellowed out. I rearranged my priorities and came back here and left other sites. No ill will or anything, just busy while my priorities were out of whack. While I was gone I continued to practice… Continue

Added by Roger Thompson on April 24, 2010 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Come and join the April 24th daimokuwheel! Sensei's Heart- My Compass!

For clear views and justice, based on the mentor-disciple relationship of the Heart of Sensei, please fill in your name and country in the schedule and chant along in the 24-hour effort for kosenrufu! Good chanting!




Added by Kiemlan on April 23, 2010 at 1:34am — 11 Comments

Reflections on life, death, Daisaku Ikeda, sports, hookahs and the eternal sea

(This blog was selected for "Books Highlights" and "Editor's Pick" on blogcritics.org)



Revered experimental fiction author Italo Calvino is new to me, although he has been writing and winning honors since long before I was born. "Mr. Palomar" is one of his landmark novels. What's it about?



In one chapter, the protagonist goes to the beach; not to watch the waves, but to completely isolate and analyze — dissect almost, with his intellect — a single wave. The task he has set… Continue

Added by Lynette Yetter on April 21, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Maintaining Faith though HAITI Earthquake Disaster 2010

On rouite sailing from the Virgin Islands to Jamaica West Indies with faith no engine. Chanting daimoku and talking to the sun and moon daily for best weather and sailing conditions. I encountered storm after storm. Passing Puerto Rico my mainsail was torn to shreads.



The Mona Passage was like the Burmuda Triangle, no power for any electrictronic navigation instruments, wind comming from all directions. As black storm clouds appear on the horizon I make a course to stear clear and pass… Continue

Added by Spencer aka Cpt. Solo on April 20, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Iceland volcanic eruption.

Just to inform you of the volcano which erupted in Iceland, Scandanavia last Thursday. As it has closed the air travel all over Europe, it is causing a great amount of suffering to many people, please could you include this in your Daimoku.

Many Thanks,

Joan, UK.

Added by joanprescott on April 20, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Wanting to see the moon over Kamakura

Eight loads in my SUV- donating stuff to various non-profits, all of my son's belongings to his group home.

Sweet honey man has been incredible- finding friends of friends who needed a dining room set and my son's room furniture.



I think I am now pared down to furniture and belongings for a small 1 bedroom or studio apartment (only 4 yrs ago I had a 4 bedroom house with basement, 2 car garage and pediatric office- lots of downsizing has been going on). Still packing, throwing out… Continue

Added by Mimi the Snapdiva on April 18, 2010 at 11:48pm — 6 Comments

Let's all, as Sensei says, "freely manifest our Buddhahood" in this auspicious year.

For now is this time, not some time in the future. It is the instant we chant and do gongyo that we manifest our highest condition of life. I have been beset by the natural gravity ("demons lurk in the world of Rapture") coming off my win in Spokane as part of a group of a chorus of Sweet Adeline barbershop singers, we won second place in our regional competition. I have been seeking to get back with members and was met with the stark reality of the enourmous struggle and suffering of their… Continue

Added by Leaetta May Wacker on April 18, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Cute good fortue story of my Daughter

2 days ago-.

My daughter lost her doll. But this is really important of her toy.

She got crazy and we were looked for all the house.

But couldn't find it.



So she almost cried - but we did night Gongyo and Chanting.

(she is 7 yeas old , she can't do all Gongyo )



So she went to bed, Then..suddenly the Doll fall down from her behind her desk!!!



Next morning when she woke up, i show the doll and told her

[ Great Gohonzon right? ]



I never… Continue

Added by Mami Hirano Gibbs on April 17, 2010 at 5:12pm — 7 Comments

Please send daimoku for my mom in germany

Hello everybody,

my mom is in the hospital she is very sick, she has pancreatic cancer. My mom is a SGI member also,right now it is hard for her to chant she is too weak, thats why she needs other people to chant for her.Her name is Inge Jenisch.We appreciate every daimoku, thank you. The doctors told her 1year and a half ago that she has only 4 more month to live and she is still alive now i believe its only because of the chanting that she is still alive.The doctors say that it is a…

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Added by Andrea Jenisch on April 16, 2010 at 6:11pm — 7 Comments

I am Looking for member of TN

Dear SGI family



Now i am looking for member of USA TN zone.



I have a one friend who Name is Mr.Burton.

4- Years ago, he and his family were stayed living close my house for business.

and while a time he got a big suffer and i had been help him a lot .

He is Cristian but i teach this Daisonin's Buddisism.



He really interested in and i sent E- mail every day [ To my friend -Daisaku Ikeda] 's guidance.

he really understand and agree and thanks for… Continue

Added by Mami Hirano Gibbs on April 13, 2010 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Downsizing my belongings- upsizing my life condition

Got the word last week that I have to be out of my rental townhouse by 4/18 to avoid eviction proceedings. I have one more unemployment check on my first extension. No longer receiving child support as son is in residential school. Still interviewing for work without success.



So I am moving for the 5th time in 4 yrs- have to get rid of a LOT of stuff so I am storing at a minimum.



Business plan is nearly complete- however loans are very tight- and my credit rating is in the… Continue

Added by Mimi the Snapdiva on April 13, 2010 at 4:14pm — 6 Comments

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