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How Does a Daily Practice of Gratitude Benefit You?

 Transcript download: Gratitude I’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 […]

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Is There Any Right Way to Chant?

Many questions come up about chanting and to day we are going to discuss two of them. Transcript download: Is There Any Right Way to Chant I’ve received two questions about chanting which I am going to address. Starting with these questions, we are going to discuss the different issues that can come up as […]

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Know Why a Determination is Important When Chanting for a Goal?

Many people wonder why setting a determination is important when chanting for a goal.  In this post you’ll learn why a determination is critical to getting what you want.  Why don’t people set a determination then? Find out some reasons why and think about your own practice. Download Transcript: Do You Know Why Determination is […]

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Challenging Goal? Add Leverage to Create Momentum

Have you ever found that you set a goal, one that makes you stretch,  then found yourself forgetting to chant about it or finding reasons why you don’t want it after all? You might develop doubts that you can ever achieve it. You have encountered the normal resistance we all face when we start to […]

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Challenge Yourself! Set a Drop-Dead Date for Your Goal

In one meeting where members were discussing goals, a member from Kansai spoke up. “We don’t set goals like this in Kansai.” The group turned to look at him. They knew that Kansai was a province in Japan where there had been an enormous success with an impossible goal. The Kansai member continued, “The way […]

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Here is a Method for Mastering Your Mind

Our Thoughts Influence Everything President Ikeda, the foremost proponent of this form of Buddhism in the world, says in his book Faith into Action that positive thoughts take form in reality, creating positive results, where pessimistic thoughts take form and produce negative results. This principle doesn’t apply to an isolated thought here or there, but […]

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