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July/August 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Dharma, In my neighborhood there is a beautiful tree called the Golden Shower Tree. It literally shower down golden petals in the breeze, as well as having a very lovely, spicy aroma. The picture on our Homepage shows this tree, and it made me recall words from Chapter 16 of the Lotus Sutra, “showering madarava flowers on the Buddha and the great assembly.” It seems wherever I go these days I am thinking of the Lotus…

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April/May 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Dharma: Please note we will be joining RKNY every Sunday online from April through May. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it, and I will keep you posted on Facebook with the ID# for signing in with Zoom each week. Go to Rissho Kosei-kai of Fort Myers on Facebook for that information. I wish all of you to be safe, be healthy, and be at ease right now. Remember, I…

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March 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Dharma, What a great sangha we have! The team that showed up for the UU Memorial Service did an outstanding job. My heartfelt thanks go out to you. This month we begin by celebrating the 82nd Anniversary of Rissho Kosei-kai. We will be having a FaceTime connection on March 1st with RKNY Church. And we close the month by again volunteering at Abundant Grace Fellowship to feed the homeless. I hope many of you can participate…

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February 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Dharma, It was wonderful to share the experience of reciting the new translated Lotus Sutra with some of you recently. It is always a bit difficult to read a new version of a book we love, since we tend to become attached to our old favorites. But it is good for us to challenge ourselves with something new, and i think the modern version is quite wonderful. I deeply felt the constant repetition that this sutra…

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January 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Dharma, Happy New Year! I hope this year brings us all peace, happiness, and good health. Thank you again to those who helped in any way with the Feeding the Homeless event at the end of December. It was fantastic! Our next time will be in March. As this is a new year, President Niwano not only has his monthly Guidance for us, but also a New Year’s Message. We also begin our chanting of the…

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