Experience of Personal Transformation: Arlen Vidal In this video Arlen Vidal tells of how she used her practice of Nichiren Buddhism to find her mission as an educator who works to empower underprivileged youth.
Monthly Archives: December 2019
20 Inspirational Quotes by Rumi Rumi (Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī) was a 13th century Persian, Islamic scholar, theologian, Sunni Muslim, Sufi mystic. His major work is the Matnawīye Manawī, a six-volume poem regarded by many to be one of the greatest works of mystical poetry. Deemed as “most popular poet” and […]
The Great Translator, Hsuan-tsang Hsuan-tsang (599-664 A.D.) [玄奘] As a translator, Hsuan-tsang who was regarded as second only to Kumarajiva, had great influence on later Buddhist thought and development. He translated more scriptures than any of the other translators. Unlike many other great translators, Hsuan-tsang was a local Chinese. He was […]
Tendai Buddhism and the Practice of Amitabha Buddha By Tendai UK AMIDA BUTSU 阿弥陀仏 (AMITABHA BUDDHA) Originally, Amida was a Bodhisattva monk called Dharmakāra (Hōzō 法蔵). He was a king who, like Shakyamuni, gave up his thrown to become a monk. After eons of practice, he became Dharmakāra Bodhisattva, […]
Deciphering the Lotus Sutra: Commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh (Chapter 1) Open Two Doors: Historical Dimension and Ultimate Dimension #1 The introductory chapter opens two doors. The first door is that of history, the events we experience and what we can see and know in our own lifetimes. The […]
Gosho Study #12: Reply to the Lay Priest Takahashi When all others hate me, the fact that you have placed even a bit of trust in me and, moreover, have come all the way here to visit me, cannot be ascribed to the karma of your present life alone. Surely […]