Monthly Archives: June 2014

Treasures of the Heart

women, women's empowerment, empowerment, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, happiness

In a society that emphasizes status, power, wealth and material possessions above all else, Buddhism and Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism in particular, place special importance on the “treasures of the heart.” The Three Kinds of Treasure is a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his samurai disciple, Shijo Kingo advising him with some difficulties the samurai had been […]

My One Determination

buddhism, happiness, memoir, world peace, president ikeda

I decided to mail a copy of my memoir to SGI President Ikeda. One of my goals is to have my memoir translated into different languages, particularly Japanese, so that President Ikeda can read it. Although I haven’t accomplished this goal yet, I’ve decided to go ahead and send it to the SGI Headquarters in […]

Every Person Deserves Respect

respect, peace, happiness, behavior, buddhism

What does Bodhisattva Never Disparaging’s profound respect for people signify? The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being. Nichiren Daishonin – “Three Kinds of Treasure” This quote has always had profound meaning for me. The story behind Bodhisattva Never Disparaging […]

My Memoir, “Never Give Up,” Available on Amazon!

memoir, buddhism, happiness, self publishing

I am very, very happy I’ve been able to self-publish my memoir on Amazon. It is now available for purchase on the Amazon website. You can find it searching either by my name, or the title, “Never Give Up: Buddhism, Family & Schizophrenia.” I’ve also created an author page for myself on Amazon that includes […]