Buddhist meeting, October 27, 2018
Faith Equals Daily Life
Buddhism is often portrayed as a spiritual practice to distance oneself – mentally or physically – from the challenges of everyday life and real-world concerns.
For SGI members practicing Nichiren Buddhism, however, faith and daily life are not regarded as separate. The principle of “faith equals daily life” explains that our everyday activities at home, work and in our communities are where we demonstrate actual proof of our Buddhist practice.
Thus, our Buddhist practice is deeply rooted in the reality of our daily lives. To reveal our enlightened nature, we don’t have to retreat from society and go to a special place or strive to achieve a special status. Rather, our daily practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the Gohonzon enables us to bring forth our innate Buddha nature in the midst of our day-to-day struggles.
~ World Tribune September 14, 2018, p9
You are cordially invited to join us on Saturday, October 27, 2018, and learn more about the benefits of this Buddhist practice and life philosophy.
When: Saturday, October 27th, 11 – 12pm (new time!)
Where: 7 Oak Leaf Place. Look for SGI sign at entrance on Oak Leaf Drive.
Monthly SGI Nichiren Buddhist discussion meetings of chanting, study and dialogue are open to all Oakmonters and are free of charge. Call Judy at 707-548-0225, Elaine Stanley at 707-539-3642 or Pj Savage 707 595 5648 for directions or more information. See www.sgi-usa.org for additional information on Nichiren Buddhism.