Greetings Friend
Introducing Buddhist Values and Japanese Culture 
Founded in 1951
Understanding Buddhism

Love and enjoyment
This term is often used for the delight of hearing and studying Buddhist teachings.

Here is a Buddhist statue in the Koyasan, Mount Koya, Japan. Mount Koya is the center of Shingon Buddhism.
Wisdom: a Dharma Message

This year we will work at keeping our Dharma messages short. Here’s one from
Rev. Kenryo T. Tsuji

Way of Life
A flower
Blooms without a word.
And falls without a word,
Never to return to its branch.
Though its time is brief
And the space it occupies is so tiny,
It fulfills the whole meaning of its existence.
It is the voice of the single Flower.
Here is the truth of life it proclaims to the world.
The Flower has no regrets
for it joyfully reflects the splendor of life eternal.”
This poem by Zenkyo Shibayama beautifully portrays the Buddhist way of life.
Each moment of life is precious for Buddhists because it can never be lived over again.

Let us, therefore, live each moment with our whole beings as if it were our last moment on earth.

January Program
Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 11 am to 12 noon EST

The Art of Sitting Perfectly Still
Meditation Sessions

Led by Rev. Miki Nakura, a Shin Buddhist minister
Would you please join us and learn the fundamentals of Seiza (sitting-in-stillness) meditation, which Torajiro Okada established? You can sit on a chair or a cushion on the floor. Rev. Nakura will demonstrate correct posture, breath, and full power into the lower belly. Sensei will explain the history and why this is an excellent meditation to clear your mind from life’s daily stress.

 Seiza medications is a free Zoom event. 

Click Here to Register
Kyudo - The Way of the Bow
Kyudo is a martial art using the bow, but unlike other archery, the real aim is far more than merely hitting a target.
My Favorite Buddhist Inspired Poem

I am tommorrow or some future day,
What I establish today.
I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day. 

James Joyce

ABSC Podcast
This week Rev. Shobo Gary Jaskula continues his reading with Episode 35 with Kōsō Wasan by Shinran Shonin. If you missed any Wasan’s, you could hear them all on the ABSC Podcast. We also have interviews up as well.  So, select your favorite Podcast provider to be always up to date with the latest ABSC podcast programs. 

Click here to start listening to the podcasts.
Dharma on the Go!
Start the year by signing up to receive weekly Free Buddhist-inspired text messages
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After January 15th, we will send out text messages on Wednesdays at 2pm EST

Here's are some examples of the messages we are sending out each week:

My dear friend, you have grown so cold. You need to let loose the volcano of emotions in your heart. Lady Takeo Kujo

Pleasure contains the seed of suffering. And suffering contains the seed of pleasure. Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai

Let us make what we do between our first breath and our last a life well-lived. Bob Oshita
Calendar of Events
Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 11am to 12 noon EST
The Art of Sitting Perfectly Still Meditation Sessions Led by Rev. Miki Nakura
Stay Safe, Stay Calm, Stay Mindful.
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