New year, new beginning…
New year, new beginning…
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“I am always at the beginning…” – a quote widely attributed to Buddha. However, as I cannot identify the source I will not claim Buddha actually said that. I like the feeling though. Among other things, it makes you remember … Read More

Path of Improvement
Path of Improvement
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Don’t think you can improve later Be a ray of light piercing the darkness Gokyōka (No. 1679)—didactic poem by Nissen Shōnin (the Complete Writings of Nissen Shōnin Vol. 14, p. 155) When you are being vain or lazy or straying … Read More

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Myōshōji Temple, Kurashiki, Okayama Pref., Japan Name: Please enter at least 2 characters. Email: Please enter a valid email. Subject: Please enter at least 2 characters. 15 + 9 = Please check your math. Message: Please enter at least 10 … Read More

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Blessing StoryOdaimoku—The Greatest Cure2020-05-29Amazing recoveries from cancer and paralysis2020-05-02Improved Human Relations2019-12-02Read MoreSermonTEO TORRIATTE—hand in hand2020-06-08Words of Encouragement from Our Founder, Nissen Shōnin2020-04-23Mei no Shōran—Buddha’s eye2018-03-05Read MoreQ and APray to the Buddha for the Best Possible Guidance2020-04-04About Taking a Picture of … Read More

Purple in Buddhism
Purple in Buddhism
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An HBS member in Brazil told me that the purple robes of our head priest are so cool and asked me why his robes are all purple. In HBS, the highest grade priests called Dai Sojo (Dai means “great,” and … Read More

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