Myohoji Temple in Honolulu will collaborate with Dr. Yukari, Psychologist and Life Coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge. For those who are interested, we will be accepting new requests and questions beginning February. Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and issues faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge. Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 40-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org   ~ Stories that open your heart ~ #3-2 YOU: Lessons from Youth to Old Age   Previously, I held sessions with a client…

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We are continuing to offer the Shodai Shugyo (Meditation) class currently. The background of doing Shodai Shugyo is based on the scientific effectiveness of Prayer shared by Rev. Daiho Saito and here’s a brief summary of the study. Dr. Rudolph Beard, former professor of cardiology at the University of California, conducted an experiment with 393 hospitalized patients and proved that prayer has great healing effects. The experiment was held for ten months on 393 randomly selected patients. The patients, nurses and doctors did not know about whether the patients were prayed for and not. Those who prayed for the patients were called together from a group of various religions, including Catholics and…

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Myohoji Temple in Honolulu will collaborate with Dr. Yukari, Psychologist and Life Coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge. For those who are interested, we will be accepting new requests and questions beginning February. Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and issues faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge. Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 40-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org   ~ Stories that open your heart ~ #3-1 YOU: Lessons from Youth to Old Age January 21, 2021   Imagine a scenario where you…

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Recently, the life of Tengai Morimo was introduced on the late-night NHK radio program. Eighty years after his death, his name has again become known throughout the country. The real name of Tengai Morimo is Tsunetaro Mori (1864 – 1934). He was born four years before the start of the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) in Nishiyogo-mura (Yogo-cho, Matsuyama city) of Ehime prefecture as the eldest son of a village headman. Amid his story life, he lived for the sake of society and the people and fulfilled his destiny, and died at the age of seventy in 1934. Tengai is a pen name that was given to him when he studied…

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During this time, Myohoji Temple is utilizing an online platform to better reach you. Questions and concerns may be submitted anonymously, or you can use the link to email: info@honolulumyohoji.org Dr Yukari to set up a private consultation time. This service is free of charge for the first two sessions and strictly confidential. During the on-going pandemic, online counseling has become a safe and convenient option to address your issues from the comfort of your home. ~ Stories that open your heart ~ Queen Emma & “Of Heaven and Hell: The Parable of the Long Spoons”    “Of Heaven and Hell: The Parable of the Long Spoons” conveys the power…

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Ambition is the original intention. It is what we have aspired to at the outset and our great ideal. Ambition is the power that raises the seedling of destiny. We are often told not to forget our original intentions. That is because our diligence becomes accumulative power. Zeami (1363-1442), who greatly perfected the Noh drama in the Muromachi period, has said the following about original intentions in his work kakyo. First, “one’s original intention of necessity must not be forgotten.” Ze of the word Zehi (of necessity) is the original intention to bring happiness to people. The Hi of Zehi calls on his students to devote themselves while only never…

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Even if the seedling of destiny is planted, it will not grow large in a single day. From olden times it was said that peaches and chestnuts take three years, persimmons eight years and apricots easily require thirteen tears of fruit. During the period when the seedlings are being raised, we must endure various difficulties.  A long period of devotion and effort is required. Haratani-en took fifty years. (See our December 17,2020 post) Isn’t it true that to continue through those difficulties and to make an effort for a long period, ambition must always be coming forth from within us? Ambition is the original intention. It is what we have…

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Myohoji Temple in Honolulu will collaborate with Dr. Yukari, Psychologist and Life Coach, to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge. For those who are interested, we will be accepting new requests and questions beginning February. Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and issues faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions are free of charge. Contact us at the address below for any questions or to reserve your 40-minute zoom session. Email: info@honolulumyohoji.org   ~ Stories that open your heart ~ “Of Heaven and Hell: The Parable of the Long Spoons” January 14, 2021   In Hell, spirits…

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During this time, Myohoji Temple is utilizing an online platform to better reach you. Questions and concerns may be submitted anonymously, or you can use the link to email either Reverend Yamamura and/or Dr Yukari to set up a private consultation time. This service is free of charge for the first two sessions and strictly confidential. During the on-going pandemic, online counseling has become a safe and convenient option to address your issues from the comfort of your home.   According to a recent online survey, here are a few topics that people are getting help with online:   What people are getting help with (Nov 2020, Business Insider) They’re…

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From our lives at home or at work, nearly every aspect of our daily life has been affected by the on-going pandemic that began in early 2020. We all must channel our power of resilience and flexibility to tackle challenges we will face in 2021. For the New Year of 2021, Honolulu Myohoji will be offering a new outreach program including online therapeutic coaching sessions along with storytelling by Dr. Yukari. Collected from all over the world, these stories are meant to help regain power and understanding and will be a part of “Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge”. The collection of stories span from Buddhism and other religions along with fables,…

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