Photos from the final banquet

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hopefully all if these will go through on this one update. Right now pretty decent 3G signal


Rissho Ankoku Ron

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rev. Hirai from the Nichiren Buddhist International Center brought anaurhentic reproduction if Nichiren Shonin’s major writting titled Rissho Ankoku Ron, on establishing peace throughout the land.

Meeting start

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Walking around yesterday

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pastoral Care

Friday, October 24, 2008

This will be a very short post on a subject I’ll come back to at another time.

Tonight we had guest speaker who is a Baptist minister who specializes in pastoral care. He works primarily with patients who have mental illnesses.

His talked touched on three different ways of thinking and problem solving. Briefly the are; either/or, neither/nor, and both ends. At some point in the future I’ll come back to this.

One final thing he talked about was “the future story” and what the consequences of events in life can have on our future story and how an altered future can affect how we live our lives on a daily basis.

Very interesting, but much too much to go into while writing on an iPone late at night. It will have to wait for a full size keyboard and time for the thoughts to age a little in my brain.

Now it is time for bed. I will have to do the mokushou for service. I hope I don’t screw it up.

Rest well everyone!

100 year commemorative evenr

Friday, October 24, 2008

10/24/08 – This afternoon we are discussing how wep shall celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Nichiren Shu in North America. We are also begining the discussion on celebrating the 800th anniversary of the birth of Nichiren.

Rev. Cederman will chair a children’s education committee. We also discussed creating an English manga on Nichiren.

Also as part of a continuing discussion some ideas that have come up are things such as: being more visible in public as Nichiren priests, possibly having a book published and availabe at major bookstores, possibly having a nation wide Odaimoku shakyo campaign, public lectures.

We have formed various comittees in order to work on a number of these sugestions.

Sketchy signal strength

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trying to stay on top of posts but the signal strength has been unstable. So, for those following updates please be patient. Pictures may have to wait until I return.