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How Did I Do My Human Revolution?

 Transcript download: My Story I received a question this week, “How did you do your human revolution? Let’s be very clear. I haven’t finished my human revolution. I’m still in process just as the rest of you are. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, human revolution is the internal transformation that takes […]

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Do You Know How Reservations Can Impact Achieving a Goal?

Transcript Download: reservations Two practitioners, Beth and Barbara, were discussing getting goals. One commented that she had had experiences where she just knew she was going to get a goal and it happened. But now she had a major goal that she had been chanting about for several years, to publish the book she is […]

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Overwhelmed? How to Develop Inner Stability

 Transcript Download: Overwhelmed? How to Develop Inner Stability 2 Many people describe feeling flung about by their feelings. Usually they are talking about despair, suffering, anxiety and depression. These can take over when faced with an obstacle or being unusually stressed by life events. These feelings are not something we can ignore, as we […]

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Feel Guilty Shifting from Christianity to Buddhism? What to Do.

I received a question this week, which, I’m told affects a lot of people. How do you deal with the guilt of leaving Christianity and becoming a Buddhist? Although this vlog referenced Christianity and Buddhism,, I think the issues would apply to most other circumstances, where a person has transferred from onr religion to another. […]

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How Does a Daily Practice of Gratitude Benefit You?

Transcript download: GratitudeI’ve noticed that the majority of the prayers in Gongyo are prayers of appreciation and gratitude. Since it is Thanksgiving I decided to look into gratitude and what it does for our lives, as I am sure those prayers are no accident. Research Project A research project at the Greater Good Science Center […]

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Know How to Use Troubles to Nourish Your Growth?

   Trouble Can Nourish Growth Our lives are planted in the murky pond of everyday life, just like a lotus flower grows in a dirty murky swamp. If the lotus flower was moved out into a clean pond, where would it get the nourishment it needs to grow. Then it wouldn’t be able to […]

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Difficult Family Karma? How to Change It.

 Transcript Upload: Difficult Family Karma One of the reasons we practice faith is to be able to change our karma when faced with a difficult situation, to correct the fundamental causes which bring about suffering. Since family and relationship issues cause many to suffer greatly, lets examine how we would change karma in that […]

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Do You Know Why You Should be Grateful for Adversity?

 Transcript download: Adversity When you have come up against adversity and go to an experienced practitioner for guidance, they will say “Congratulations you have something to chant about.” Why would they say this? They know that no one is out to get you, that adversity is a normal part of the path to enlightenment. […]

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Do You Know How the Universe Communicates With You?

 Transcript download:universe communicates       When we chant in front of the Gohonzon with a prayer need for something or a need to know something, we have opened a dialogue with the universe. As President Ikeda says in Faith into Action, “To offer prayers is to conduct a dialogue, an exchange with the […]

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Blessings of the Practice During a Life Threatening Situation

As you know, I have been experiencing some challenges getting my vlog out on the website. This is because, in the last six weeks, I have faced some life-threatening breathing challenges and hospitalizations. In this vlog today, I want to share with you how our practice has supported and helped me in dealing with this […]

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