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March 31, 2018

Let us read three thank-you letters to Takamori-sensei and review the Webinar on the Law of Cause and Effect

Living to Find Good Conditions 

Yudai Maeshima, Buddhist Teacher 

I learned that Buddhism teaches that my past deeds were the cause of my birth and my parents were...

March 31, 2018

Q: Shinran taught that the purpose of life is the attainment of absolute happiness. What kind of happiness is absolute? 

A: Buddhism speaks of two kinds of happiness, relative and absolute. Relative happiness refers to temporary pleasure and satisfaction. That is the ki...

March 29, 2018

I recently bought a new money wallet. The one I had became very used over the years. The old one was a rectangular shape, brown leather wallet. When I made the switch from the old wallet to a new one, and put the old wallet away, I couldn’t help but think of my grandfa...

March 28, 2018

Before I came to Los Angeles, I was often told that, in the US, it’s not a good idea to make an apology because it disadvantages you. But is this really so? Let’s examine it through a Buddhist perspective. 

I‘m a big fan of sports, and speaking of sports, many Japanese...

March 27, 2018

In February, two Shinran followers from Brazil visited Honolulu to share Buddhism with students at the University of Hawaii, Marcos Persegil and Soraia Matsunaga. They spent every day walking around the campus asking students: “Have you ever heard of Buddhism? Did you...

March 26, 2018

Can you explain the answer to your friends with confidence? This is one of the basics of Buddhism — yet it's not so simple.

There are many different religions in this world, but Buddhism is one of the major ones. Buddhism is the teachings of the Buddha; it is what the B...

March 25, 2018

This year the sporting world has been shocked by the spate of athletes who died or have nearly died from a cardiac arrest. On April 30 the Norwegian Olympic swimmer Alexander Dale Oen died from a heart attack. He was 26 years old. Dale Oen was in the shower after compl...