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Does Buddhism Need A Dhamma Police?

This is a reposted blog article by Sensei Keisho Ananda of Hongaku Jodo. It is well worth the read. Please check him out. Does Buddhism Need A Dhamma Police? When I took refuge years ago I took refuge in The … Continue reading

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What Is Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness and what does it mean to you? Mindfulness is a shift in the way we pay attention. During that subtle shift our entire world can transform from the inside out. When it comes to mindfulness there is … Continue reading

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The Matrix of Practice

Dengyo Daishi once wrote, “A devout believer in the Buddha’s Law who is also a wise man is truly obliged to point out to his students any false doctrines, even though they are principles of his own sect. He must … Continue reading

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Taking Courage

Nonviolence is the highest form of unpretentious humility. It is ultimate courage. Anyone who avoids using violence has strength. The real conflict of the 21st century is not between cultures or even religions. It is between violence and nonviolence. It … Continue reading

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Faith In the Way

We are empirical and finite beings, we are confined to a bubble of sense perceptions and our existence is limited to time and space. Pursuit of truth starts with our encounter with a sense of the transcendent and the infinite, … Continue reading

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Avoiding Poison

The recent bombings and increased activities of religious extremists have provoked a myriad of responses, both rational and irrational. In the United States people of power tend to react instead of responding. The reaction is normally superficial and immature. They … Continue reading

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The T’ien T’ai (Tendai) Revolution

Buddhist thought in South China was distinctly philosophical in character in Zhiyi’s time. (See more about Zhiyi) Northern Chinese Buddhists were developing a religion of faith and discipline called Zhingtu (sometimes called Ch’ing-tu or Pure Land). Zhiyi was a product of … Continue reading

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The Mission of the Hongaku Institute for Buddhist Studies

Nāmo Amitābha Buddha HIBS is the educational arm of Hongaku Jōdo Tendai, Compassionate Lotus Lineage. While the aims listed below are worthy, it becomes evident that the real educational aim of Hongaku Jōdo Compassionate Lotus must be to share Dharma … Continue reading

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The Aggregates, The Way It Is

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The Spiritual Journey of Ven. Acharya Mui (Sensei Mui)

This video is a clip from the PBS series “30 Good Minutes” which featured Ven. Mui (Shaku Mui Shin Shi). While I have moved closer to “original Buddhism” since the program aired, what is said is accurate.

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