Experience

Fighting for the Happiness of the Caribbean People

by Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet St. Maarten If a woman makes offerings to the Lotus Sutra now in the last five-hundred-year period, this bodhisattva’s benefits will all be bequeathed to her without exception, just as a wealthy man transfers his entire…

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Dauntless and Unbowed

Mary Marvin Ashburn, Virginia Living Buddhism: Thank you very much for discussing your experience regarding your family. Mary Marvin: Of course, thank you for this forum to present my experience. My family has struggled with various forms of mental illness…

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Smiling Through All

by Kay Rood San Francisco Something uncommon also occurs when an ordinary person attains Buddhahood. At such a time, the three obstacles and four devils will invariably appear, and the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat. (“The Three…

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Building a Palace of Eternal Fortune

In February 1959, Noriko Nakagawa received encouragement from Ikeda Sensei to persevere in her Buddhist practice. Twenty months later, she welcomed him at the New York airport together with other Soka Gakkai members in October 1960. Due to…

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Podcast Episode 9, “Buddhism and Creativity,” Out Now

On this episode, we discuss what Buddhism called “the creative life force,” an inner potential that exists in the life of every person to manifest their most authentic self and create art from that place. Often, self-doubt, perfectionism or…

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