International Shodai-Practice center in Muhengyozan Yoshoji-Temple
I,Daiho, first encountered Shodai-Practice more than 35 years ago on January 8, during a cold season. It was the day that marked a turning point in my life. I had no idea what Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo meant, but when I chanted it with everyone, I experienced a deep and profound peace that I had never experienced before in my life. My teacher told me that this was the Lotus Samadhi. As I continued the practice, a world unfolded in which I actually experienced each letter of the Lotus Sutra. I was so moved by this wonder and splendor that I later became an ordained priest and devoted myself to chanting and practicing Namu-Myoho-Renge-Kyo in the way that would lead me and others to enlightenment.
If you would like to participate this “Zoom Chanting Practice in cold season 2023”, please send your name and your intention to participate to the E-mail address below.
(Time) Everyday(Except Sunday), 08:00-09:00PM(Japan time), Juanuary 2023
In principle: Cameras may be turned off, muted, or turned on.
＜The features of our Chanting Practice＞
- The Shodai-Practice method is based on the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of Nichiren Shonin.
- It is not a mere reenactment of the classical teachings, but rather a way to open the way to solutions to the problems of people living today.
- The priest Daiho, a former psychiatrist, also takes into account modern scientific and psychological perspectives.
- There is no need to become a so-called believer or member, and it is up to the individual to choose whether or not to participate. (Participation or withdrawal during the course of the program is also permitted.)
Chanting Odaimoku is the main focus. Sometimes I give a short commentary. However, this is in Japanese. I may also give a few explanations in English. I believe that chanting Odaimoku can be shared well enough. Please obtain the merits of the Myoho through it.
(Participation fee) None in particular. We would greatly appreciate it if you could make a voluntary donation for the maintenance and development of this chanting service and the temple’s activities as a whole. Please send your donation to https://yousyouzi.net/?p=565&preview=true
If you wish to participate (even if you participated last month), please let us know (your name and your wish to participate) at the following email address of Yochoji and we will reply with the URL, ID, passcode, etc. for participating in the Zoom Chating Practice. firstname.lastname@example.org
In principle, participants will turn off and mute their cameras (I will not be visible on the screen). (Only I (Daiho) will be on the screen, so each participant will be practicing chanting as if it were a one-on-one session with me.)
In the event of any changes or cancellations, please check the first page of the Yoshoji website as soon as possible.