How Do We Handle Earthly Desires in the Pandemic?
https://youtube.com/embed/iv1QTK82IoE I hope you all are staying healthy and have been able to use this time of reflection to[...]
Buddhist Prayer, The Antidote to Feeling Powerless
https://youtube.com/embed/l0c91v9liDI In the days of the pandemic, often we can feel helpless as though events are spinning out of control. [...]
How to Comfort Ourselves and Uplift Others
</span data-mce-type="bookmark"style="display:inline-block; width:0px; overflow; hidden; line-height:0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"> The virus has forced us to face the impermanence of our lives and[...]
How Should We Chant About the Virus?
I had a question this week. “How should I chant about the COVID-19 ? Before I get into this topic,[...]
Have Financial Karma? What to Do
Before we discuss financial karma, let’s review what our relationship as humans is to the universe. As Daisaku Ikeda says,[...]
Know How to Set A Solid Foundation for a Relationship?
This week I received a request. “Please make a video on attracting love and a romantic relationship. I have been[...]
Do You Know How to Overcome Fear?
Fear comes up when we have made a decision to expand our lives by focusing on a challenging goal.[...]
Know How to Lessen Karmic Retribution?
I had a question this week. “How can I lessen karmic retribution?” Let’s look at what karma is first.[...]
You Are Never a Victim of Your Circumstances
Many people believe that they are the victim of one circumstance or another. Our culture teaches us that that[...]
Can I Change Someone Else by Chanting?
Can I change someone else by chanting? I have received this question over and over. Today I want to address[...]
Recognize When You’re Veering off the Path of Faith?
Today we are going to look at ways we might be veering off the path of faith and become[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Are Science and Religion in Conflict or Supporting One Another?
Transcript download: science and Religion “In this vlog I have been talking about how to use Buddhist philosophy and[...]
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[...]
5 Things to Consider if Not Getting Results from Chanting
Transcript download:Not Getting results From chanting 5 Things to Consider. We know that results occur from the inside out[...]
6 Things to Do If You’re Forcing Yourself to Chant
Transcript download: Forcing myself to Chant I have received questions from some of you who are concerned with not[...]
Faith Slipped? 6 Ways to get Back on Track
In this video you will learn how to recognize the signs your faith is slipping. Then we're going to cover[...]
Are You Sure You’re Chanting For What You Really Want?
I hear stories where people are chanting for a goal but not getting what they really want. Without even realizing[...]
What is “Being in Rhythm” With the Universe?
Buddhism teaches philosophical concepts, which, when you really study them, I believe are teaching us universal laws, or how the[...]
Do You Know Why Your Thoughts Are So Important?
We’re taught that our thoughts don‘t really matter unless we act on them. Nothing could be farther from the truth.[...]
Do You Know You Are An Unlimited Being?
I don’t think we recognize what we are at our core. We say we have a Buddha nature, which possesses[...]
Do You Know How to Refresh Your Practice?
Have you ever had a time when you felt unmotivated, study seemed like platitudes, doubts have shown up, and you[...]
Are You Aware of External Hindrances to Buddhist Practice?
Buddhism is the practice and philosophy for transforming all of our lives, providing the path to becoming absolutely happy. Because[...]
When I Chant, My Mind Goes to My Fears. What Should I Do?
I received an email with this question. I try to focus properly but my mind goes to my fears. What[...]
Facing a Difficult Obstacle? Make Good Causes.
What Does Compassion In Action Look Like? If you want the universe to fully support you, then take the time[...]
Guaranteed: 12 Steps to Break Through Deadlock
When deadlocked, we are in a struggle between negative and positive forces. We don’t see the path forward: we feel[...]
Conquer Overwhelming Circumstances with Buddhist Practice
When overwhelmed, too busy or in crisis, the temptation might be to chant less because of time constraints You think,”I’m[...]
Remarkable News! Faith is More Powerful than Control
Believe it or not, chanting with faith produces more benefit than trying to control the process. What Does Control Look[...]
5 Steps to a Successful Life Transition: A Guest Experience
Katy had run a successful consulting business in the high-tech industry where her clients were all in another state. She[...]
How are You Chanting, With Faith or Trying to Force a Result?
When you are chanting for a goal, are you chanting with great intensity trying to force it to happen? Or[...]
Are You chanting While Focusing on Obstacles or the End goal?
When chanting for a goal, we often focus on the obstacles to reaching it. This happens because we are worried[...]
What Are You Really Doing when You Chant for a Goal?
The immediate answer would be that we want to achieve this or that specific goal. But looking at the immediate[...]
Chanting But Doubting Results? Problem or Opportunity
When confronting a difficult obstacle, we may have doubts that we can ever overcome it. “Can I really overcome this[...]
Why is my Goal Taking so Long?
It is said that with Nichiren Buddhism no prayer goes unanswered. But this doesn’t mean every prayer will be answered[...]
How to Chant if Perplexed
Over the last few posts, I’ve discussed how to achieve goals successfully. But what if you don’t know what your[...]
The Secret to the Successful Realization of Your Goals
I’m going to discuss something which you may never have considered as a powerful way to realize a goal. I[...]
Steps to Win the Spiritual Struggle When Confronting an Obstacle
Everyone faces problems and obstacles. So what do you do when a tough problem, arises? What’s Your Reaction? Do you[...]
What Is A Religion, Anyway?
Have you ever considered what a religion might look like if it didn’t have clergy, rules, and buildings that identify[...]
Through Buddhism, Change Your Karma
What is karma? Karma represents tendencies present in the inner, unconscious realm of life. They have been created through one's[...]
Develop Deep Wisdom Through Buddhism
Develop a Mind of Faith When you chant, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, you connect with the Buddha Nature within you. A mind of[...]
The Purpose of Faith in Buddhism
When, day after day you chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo as taught by Nichiren Daishonin the founder of this practice, you tap the[...]
What is Faith,Exactly?
The Question Exactly, what is faith and how do you find it? In Nichiren Buddhism, faith doesn't just appear from[...]
Chanting for Goals Develops Faith
Goals Develop Faith When you are new, you may be encouraged to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for goal that is a stretch,[...]
Chanting for Goals Develops Spiritual Attributes in the Practitioner
Learning to Trust the Wisdom Within Post#2 By Margaret Blaine, The Practical Buddhist Usually when you start to practice[...]