President’s Message – March 2012

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March 2012 Dharma

A FACELIFT

Nowadays, do you find that when you want information about an organization or a business, you judge the organization or business by the appearance and content of their website? Recently, I needed to reserve use of a room at the Betsuin so I went to our website to access the facilities use calendar. While there, I looked around the website to see what was going on. It was disappointing as it looked very bare. Our website is ...

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Adventures in eBooks and POD

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G Sakamoto

Last October, at a delegates meeting of the Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations, I challenged the participants in a workshop to rethink how we produce materials and share the Buddhadharma.

We no longer need to be tied to the model of printing materials that we’ve followed in the past. That model required a specific number of books to be ordered and printed by a publisher. The cost of each book often is related to the number of copies to be ...

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New and Improved!

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New and Improved!

Reflections on the Betsuin Vision Statement

K. Ken Fujimoto

 

“To learn and to share the Jodo Shinshu understanding of the Three Treasures – Buddha, Dharma and Sangha”

The statement above is the new vision statement for our Betsuin.  Though it is new to us as a temple, it is actually a restatement of the traditional basis for religious education in Jodo Shinshu,  jishin kyonin shin (?????), which is generally translated as “to have faith and to teach others faith” (more detail ...

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