On this blog, I will try to convey each lesson to you as closely as I have learned it from the seminars of our teacher, Kentetsu Takamori. Our sensei (pronounced sen-SAY, meaning the honorific title of teacher), Mr. Takamori, is also a best-selling author who has copies of his work sold internationally and published in many languages. I am so very grateful to his teachings, and I highly encourage you to read his books which are available online.
Now you've probably never even heard of Pure Land Buddhism, but I hope this blog can change that. Here I intend to familiarize you with the step-by-step way the Pure Land School teaches us how to at long last find the real meaning of our lives that we have all desperately longed for. The common purpose all mankind has been looking for is none other than to arrive at this state of everlasting happiness.
Pure Land Buddhism is for all people and all walks of life with nothing required except listening and an open mind to learn. Pure Land Buddhism will teach you how to fulfill your true purpose of life and obtain an absolute form of happiness while you're still alive in the here and now.
This is a goal that is actually obtainable for you in this very lifetime. It's not something you wait for in the afterlife. My greatest hope is that you will continue to listen to Buddhism until you find this true happiness.
Gassho. (pronounced GA-shou, used as a Buddhist greeting or farewell, often accompanied by placing the palms together and bowing as a sign of mutual respect)