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Boy George: 'I'm Catholic In My Complications And Buddhist In My Aspirations'

 Watch Interview hereBoy George offered an eloquent explanation of his evolving spirituality during a conversation with HuffPost Live on Wednesday.The music icon, who is set to reunite with his band Culture Club for a tour this year, is a mix o...

Faith, Obstacles, and Facilitations

  "No" and "not this time" have been part of my vocabulary for a long time. What can I say? I've been a wallflower introvert for as long as I can remember. I tend to fall back behind the scenes, if you will. As a YWD leader, that's not really an...
by Peridot Dynasty on Oct 9, 2014

The Heart is Most Important

The human heart is sensitive, multifaceted and rich; it has the capacity for magnificent achievement. For that very reason, the heart often undergoes great suffering and torment, and can become trapped in an endless, downward spiral. Will we transmig...

Viewing Illness as an Opportunity

"Buddhism views illness as an opportunity to attain a higher, nobler state of life. It teaches that, instead of agonizing over a serious disease or despairing  of ever overcoming it, we should use illness as a means to build a strong, compassion...

Chicago Zone District-Region Leaders Meeting Highlights

  Saturday, I finally got out of the house (long story) and hitched a ride with fellow SGI members to head off to the SGI Culture Center. There was a Chicago Zone District-Region Leader meeting from 6:15 to 7:30, and I didn't want to miss it. I...
by Peridot Dynasty on Jul 21, 2014

SGI-USA Chicago is in World Tribune's June Edition!

This is so late, but I finally got around to scanning a picture of the YWD and WD who were at the meeting I blogged about a while back. We all took a picture outside, and it ended up getting into the World Tribune, which is the member publication ful...
by Peridot Dynasty on Jul 8, 2014

Source of Victory

Faith is the source of victory for everything. It is the foundation of our Buddhist practice for the happiness of ourselves and others. It is the key to carrying out our human revolution and transforming our karma. It is the sharp sword for cutting t...

Q&A With YWD Central Territory Leader Ryoko Potts

  Being a District Leader means obtaining knowledge and wisdom to share with others around you. We are in this world on a mission to spread kosen-rufu in all that we do! Although I like to be behind the scenes, I know that sometimes I have to be...
by Peridot Dynasty on May 28, 2014

People From All Ethnicities Turning To Buddhism For Strength

People From All Ethnicities Turning To Buddhism For StrengthBy Carlos Mayorga, Carlos AnayaPublished May 07, 2014Fox News Latino http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2014/05/07/people-from-all-ethnicities-turning-to-buddhism-for-strength...

On Whether Manic Depression Is A Blessing Or A Curse Or Both

So, this is a question I struggle with periodically. Is Manic Depression a blessing, curse or both? There is no denying that my life has changed immensely both for the good and the bad since being diagnosed in the early 2000′s. But, is my life...

The Art of Listening with the Eyes of the Buddha

I think the ability to hear ourselves, and the ability to see everything from the viewpoint of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism, means to be able to view all of life from the standpoint of the law of causality.THE GOHONZON IS NOT OUTSIDE USI find tha...

5 Buddhist Thoughts on Bringing Out Your Best Self

 by Jihii Jolly Almost half a year ago many of us made resolutions for the new year.  Perhaps we resolved to do more or less of something, depending on if we were in a glass half full or empty kind of mood. For most, resolutions are born...

The Object of Devotion

By Shin Yatomi SGI-USA Vice Study Department LeaderThe following essay was presented at the SGI-USA Study Department conference held at the Florida Nature and Culture Center...

On Suffering and Human Growth

  “Every time we suffer, we grow” ~ Ram Dass   …Suffering has a way of opening our hearts and …Continue reading »...


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