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Stories from Dr. Yukari, Story 55, A Story of a Masseuse

May 23, 2022

[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari The traditional Thai massage is often called a “two person yoga” because sometimes it uses yoga-like poses during the massage. Thai massage originated from Ayurveda, an Indian medicine system which is a close relative of the yogic tradition.  A few years ago, right before the Pandemic, I was fortunate enough to receive a two-hour massage in Chiangmai in Thailand. My masseuse Phen, was…

The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World, Story 4

May 22, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World This booklet is derived from Nichiou Shonin Kyoke Shu, which was originally published by the Oushi-Kai of Butsugenji on June 10, 1989. The translation of the text has been done through permission of the copyright proprietor of the original work.   On this blog,…

The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World, Story 3

May 21, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World This booklet is derived from Nichiou Shonin Kyoke Shu, which was originally published by the Oushi-Kai of Butsugenji on June 10, 1989. The translation of the text has been done through permission of the copyright proprietor of the original work.   On this blog,…

The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World, Story 2

May 15, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World This booklet is derived from Nichiou Shonin Kyoke Shu, which was originally published by the Oushi-Kai of Butsugenji on June 10, 1989. The translation of the text has been done through permission of the copyright proprietor of the original work.   On this blog,…

The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World, Story 1

May 13, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Enlightening Messages Part II: Eternal Buddha in Us, in the World This booklet is derived from Nichiou Shonin Kyoke Shu, which was originally published by the Oushi-Kai of Butsugenji on June 10, 1989. The translation of the text has been done through permission of the copyright proprietor of the original work.   On this blog,…

The Lotus Sutra through the 7 Parables, Part 2

May 8, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Lotus Sutra through the 7 Parables   On this blog, we are introducing a bit of the story as a quote.   “To know the mind of the Lotus Sutra is the result of the daily practice of chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo from the bottom of one’s heart. It can also be known by…

The Lotus Sutra through the 7 Parables, Part 1

May 7, 2022

[Short stories from our booklet] The Lotus Sutra is not  just a sutra made in the old days. It is the teaching of unconditional love. (Not a romantic love.) The teachings are all applicable to our current life and this blog is intended to share some tips to have a happier life.   About The Lotus Sutra through the 7 Parables               On this blog, we are introducing a bit of the story as a quote.   “There is only one way to understand the Lotus Sutra. That way is practice. It is not something that is accompanied by pain. It is to be…

Wanna stay beautiful? One thing to avoid for your beauty

May 1, 2022

  In Buddhism, we all are an eternal self. If that’s true, why not keep our physical body healthy? When you do something good for your health, it will bring natural beauty.  The most beautiful part of natural beauty is it comes within, not from outside.    Ayurveda briefly defines the sign of good health by looking.  These are soft skin, sparkling eyes, silky hair and no odor in your body.  Having a healthy ritual will bring this beauty to you.   To do so, I highly recommend avoiding refined sugar. Refined sugar is in many different forms, so most commercial sweets and drinks are to be avoided. For your…

KANNONKOU Evening Special Service Report – April 18, 2022

April 24, 2022

KANNONKOU Evening Special Service was held on April 18 at the temple. Our first evening event successfully closed its door with lots of audiences. Pure gold Kannon Bodhisattva was donated by Tendaishu Hawaii coincidentally after we decided to have this event. We started this event with chanting, then had a music performance by two professional musicians. Serene sound was touching our heart and soul during the service. We finished our service by singing a Japanese song.     — Why Kannon Bodhisattva? We worship Kannon Bodhisattva at Honolulu Myohoji. There are bodhisattvas that are visible existences and invisible existences. A bodhisattva is an existence that saves suffering people. And a…

KANNONKOU – Evening Special Service

April 17, 2022

We worship Kannon Bodhisattva at Honolulu Myohoji. From 18th of this month at 6:00 pm, we will start a special evening service for the Kannon Bodhisattva. The first Service will be held on April 18, 2022 at 6:00pm. This service will be offered on 18th of every months at Honolulu Myohoji.     About Kannon bodhisattva by Rev. Yamamura I am a Kannon worshiper and Kannon practitioner. I certainly believe in the existence of Kannon-sama.  I also always recite the name of the Kannon-sama. Kannon-sama is a bodhisattva.   There are bodhisattvas that are visible existences and invisible existences.  A bodhisattva is an existence that saves suffering people.  And a person…