How Do We Want To Live? It seems as though profit has become the dominant value in the U.S. to the exclusion of the needs and dignity of workers for a living wage, health insurance and security. Serving the stockholder has become top priority and the quality of life for many has deteriorated as a […]
Getting Unstuck Have you been looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your community but you believe existing opportunities don’t quite seem to fit your interests or particular abilities? Maybe you want to help eliminate some problem such as homelessness, but have been overwhelmed by the magnitude of what needs to be done, and […]
Initiative Is Required In the last post we discussed how so much more rests on each of us now that we are so hyper-connected. We have access to enormous amounts of information. Anything can be learned or found on-line, consumer items, training, jobs, everything. And since so much is available at your fingertips you have […]
Why So Much Anxiety? Why is there so much anxiety in the world today? Technology has transformed every aspect of life and changes continue to occur more and more frequently. Old expectations of how the world should work no longer apply. We have the potential of a highly uncertain future from climate change. As we […]
The Question Exactly, what is faith and how do you find it? In Nichiren Buddhism, faith doesn’t just appear from nowhere. It is built step-by-step. If you decide to practice, I can tell you that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will enable your life to work, but you’ll need to prove to yourself. You can start by sitting […]
Wake-Up! Wake Up! Four years ago I found myself unable to stand up after kneeling to weed the garden. For me it was a major wake-up call. I realized with total clarity that at 70 I had allowed myself to slip into aging without even paying attention. Although still healthy, I was overweight. My bone […]
Chanting for goals develops faith in the practitioner
Chanting through major obstacles and running a marathon are similar.
Learning to Trust the Wisdom Within Post#2 By Margaret Blaine, The Practical Buddhist Usually when you start to practice you don’t yet believe you have a Buddha nature within, a deeper source of wisdom, courage and happiness. In the past you have relied on your intellectual understanding. Experience teaches all of us that sometimes […]
How chanting for goals teaches the practitioner how to master their mind and be unbowed by the winds of life.