Author Archives: Rosan Daido

Flap and Fly Free and Fully! 自由に充全に羽ばたき飛翔せよ!

  Good morning!   We’ll have the Buddha’s birthday, called Hana-matsuri (花祭り), Flower Festival, tomorrow. “To be born as a human being is as rare as a blind turtle living on the bottom of the ocean coming up to the … Continue reading

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Hardest to Harvest: 成し難きことを成し遂げられた

  Good morning!   This is the Equinox (Ohigan: Yonder Shore: Nirvana) and Easter season with all life forms springing up, flowering, and fruiting until they fall down. Soon we will have the Flower Festival, Buddha’s Birthday celebration. The Buddha, … Continue reading

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Karma to Dharma

  Good morning!   We have a bright sunny spring morning in holy harmony after sittings and service. The Buddha said, “I live on joy,” when the devil whispered into his ears not getting food after alms round. Buddhas live … Continue reading

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Nirvana for New Views and Values:新観点と新価値の為の涅槃

  Good morning!   We have a beautiful bright morning after our sittings and service. Did you see the big bright full moon like the super moon? The full moon represents the Awakened heart in nirvana illuminating the world. Nirvana … Continue reading

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Karma or Cultivation

  Good morning!   We have snow falling now, with the white world covering distinctions. Last night Ekan, one of the first seven ordainees here, sent me an email congratulation for Hanyu’s championship performance of stardom figure skating at the … Continue reading

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Deathless Dharma (Form/Norm: Truth/Ethic) 不死の法(諸法・法則:真理・倫理) 

  Good morning!   It’s cold outside, but I hope you are warmed up in peace and truth after our sittings. This is the Dharma gate of pure peace and bliss – peace in nirvana and bliss in awakening in … Continue reading

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Free or Not Free 自由か不自由か

  Good morning!   After sitting in the best body alignment with breathing, blood circulation, muscle and nerve function, etc. working well, the body warming up and the immune function up, we become harmonious, healthy, and happy, as snow and … Continue reading

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Super Full Moon Eclipse

Good evening! Let’s share a part of the following comment and pictures by Mr. Noriyuki Otsuka who often share his beautiful pictures with us here: I happened to sing Rev. Honen’s poem: Even though the Moon light reaches every countryside, … Continue reading

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Triple Treasures & Pillars

  Good morning!   We have a bright sunny Sunday of sesshin. Sesshin is to wake up from the long night of nescience. So, we have the triple pillars of Awakened Way, Global Ethic, and Voluntary Simplicity at our center … Continue reading

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Karma & Akarma  業と止業

  Good morning!   We have a very bright morning here, though on the east coast, East Asia, and East Europe people are having heavy snowstorms with damage. A month after the winter solstice we have the Great Chill officially … Continue reading

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