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Buddhism Explained

Buddhist Compassion

Buddhist Compassion( 2:55)

Claire Albus from Belgium shares that practicing Nichiren Buddhism develops one's compassion--the ability to respond to the suffering of others by awakening their inherent capacity to overcome their problems.

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Treasures of the Heart

Treasures of the Heart(4:07)

Adam Starecki from Poland explains that the practice of Nichiren Buddhism enables us to develop "treasures of the heart"--hope, courage, compassion and inner joy.

Read Nichiren's writing "The Three Kinds of Treasure"

Courage in Buddhism

Courage in Buddhism(2:28)

Pablo Kapfer from Argentina explains that courage is a direct result of Buddhist practice enabling us to live every day with a forward-looking mindset and view struggles and hardships as opportunities.

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Changing Poison into Medicine

Changing Poison into Medicine(5:18)

Kang Dong Soo from Korea describes how Buddhist practice can enable one to transform difficult situations into the greatest opportunities for growth.

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On Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

On Nam-myoho-renge-kyo(4:59)

Leonardo Duricic from Germany explains that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the key that unlocks the Buddha nature—a wellspring of wisdom and compassion that inherently exists in the very depths of the lives of all people.

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The Enlightenment of Women

The Enlightenment of Women(6:19)

Jeannine Angèle Sidonie Evehe from Cameroon explains that Nichiren Buddhism teaches absolute equality, that enlightenment is achievable by all people, women and men alike.

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Faith, Practice and Study

Faith, Practice and Study(4:50)

Lu Yi-Hsiao from Taiwan introduces the three pillars of Nichiren Buddhism: faith, practice and study--a dynamic combination that calls forth one's Buddhahood or enlightened nature.

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Mentor and Disciple Relationship

Mentor and Disciple Relationship(4:49)

John Callahan from Canada describes how he has benefited from deepening his understanding of the mentor and disciple relationship in Buddhism.

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Changing Karma

Changing Karma(4:32)

John Connolly from Ireland explains that karma, rather than being predetermined by the past, is something that we create in the present.

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Treasuring Diversity

Treasuring Diversity(4:45)

Anthony George from South Africa explains how valuing diversity is central to Buddhism and reflects on the cultural diversity of SGI in South Africa.

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Life and Death

Life and Death(5:52)

Cecilie Engen Winton from Denmark explains how the Buddhist view of death as an integral part of life can enrich our lives.

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Winning in Buddhism

Winning in Buddhism(7:37)

Marjatta Valkama from Finland explains the crucial challenge in Buddhism of winning over oneself, and how this leads to greater appreciation of life.

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Building a Stronger Self

Building a Stronger Self(4:13)

Angela Garcia Perez from Mexico explains that Buddhist practice brings forth from within her stronger, more compassionate self, the "greater self," enabling her to see beyond herself to support others.

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Human Revolution

Human Revolution(5:01)

Tania Pereira from Portugal explains that "human revolution," central to Nichiren Buddhism, is an inner transformation that brings forth the positive human potential that exists in each of us.

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Buddhist Discussion Meetings

Buddhist Discussion Meetings(3:17)

Lisa Cowan from the UK explains the significance of the discussion meetings that are a cornerstone of SGI activities in every country, and their impact on her life.

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Wisdom

Wisdom(3:59)

Eduardo Lopez from Paraguay explains how his Buddhist practice has enabled him to learn the difference between knowledge and wisdom and base his life on wisdom.

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Oneness of Self and Environment

Oneness of Self and Environment(3:47)

Angela Ng from Malaysia explains how our inner state of life and the way we experience our environment are deeply interconnected.

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Buddhahood

Buddhahood(3:48)

Gitanjali Singh from India describes the enlightened life state of Buddhahood and how her Buddhist practice has enabled her to develop compassion and wisdom.

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