Dharma Messages

A Life Transformed by the Nembutsu

We had our annual Girl Scout Sunday Service last month. For this month, I would like to introduce Hisako Nakamura who was a true Nembutsu follower of Jodo Shinshu. She was called the Helen Keller of Japan because she also was a great woman who lived her life with an intense effort and spirit despite her physical handicaps.

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I Do Not Have a Single Disciple

Click Here for Japanese (日本語) There will be a Joint Celebration – the 850th Anniversary of Shinran’s birth combined with the 800th Anniversary of the Establishment of Jodo Shinshu Teaching

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Not By Birth Does One Become a Brahmin

Click Here for Japanese (日本語) Miss Hatsumairi Last April, the Mountain View Buddhist Temple presented the Hanamatsuri Service in celebration of Sakyamuni Buddha’s birth.  Although it was offered only online,

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Walk the White Path of Shinjin

“Two Rivers and a White Path” is a famous story from the commentaries on the Contemplation Sutra written by Shantao (613–681), one of the seven Pure Land masters in the Shin Buddhist tradition.

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