Browsing Posts published in March, 2008

We had our first Victory Over Violence meeting last night. About 30 of us attended including the daughter and mother of our member who was a victim of violence. We set a tentative date in mid-September. I don’t think anyone in that room really understands what we are about to do. The MD area leader [...]

Why Do We Chant?


In SGI, we have a daily practice of gongyo and chanting morning and evening. We are allowed, if not encouraged, to chant for stuff or personal enrichment. We are also allowed and encouraged to attend meetings with other SGI members where we discuss Nichiren’s Buddhism, our daily lives and, usually, some SGI politics. This how [...]

How to Chant


How do I chant? What should I think about? I know I shouldn’t beg, but should I demand or expect or ask? I think we all have asked these questions. I have heard many different answers. Some people make affirmations – “I will get this job!” Some people visualize what they want – i.e. imagining [...]