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The Rowdy Nichiren Buddhist

The Rowdy Nichiren Buddhist

By Rev. Kanjin Cederman
This a podcast of short lectures by Kanjin Cederman Shonin of the Enkyoji Buddhist Network.
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Veneration of the Buddha! Why?
This episode is about the veneration of the Buddha! I share how this may be a challenge for the Western & Modern mind in the practice of Buddhism. We might mistakenly discard the value and teaching found within.
June 14, 2021
Be careful of Neo-Buddhism
I made this segment because there is a large pitfall in modern interpretations of Buddhism. Actually, Buddhism in the west has been very heavily influenced by these Neo or Modern Buddhist teachings. It may be easy for modern people to believe, but it does not mean that it is providing us with the correct guidance of the Buddha. In this discussion, I share some examples and cautionary points to keep in mind, for our practice.
May 27, 2021
The three stages of life!
This episode is an explanation of the three stages of life. In this we can understand how we can be able to integrate our Buddha's practice and to be able to understand to accumulate the correct balance and equilibrium necessary for a study and practice. Through understanding these elements we can better understand our body and also be able to see what we need to accumulate and release at each aspect of our life so that we can have a correct meditation and practice. This is the way of ancient Buddhist culture.
May 20, 2021
Gaining Life 験 Testimony in Buddhism
In the section discuss the concept of 験 "gen" from shugen. Specifically this is the trial, verification, or testing of Buddhist practice through training and experimentation. This is the practical way for us, who have bought into the ideology of modern society as pain free, comfortable, and convenience civilization. Through this concept we can cultivate the teachings and generate the testimony of the ancestors.
April 27, 2021
The medicine to the "Three Kinds of Doubts."
This segment is a follow-up to the previous segment based on the three kinds of doubt. I wanted to add this segment separately so that one could understand the basic premise of the three kinds of doubt and then as Master Tien tai teaches the medicine or the remedy for these three types of doubt in our life.
April 26, 2021
The Impediment of Doubt!
In this podcast, I'm going to discuss the impediment of doubt within the practice of Buddhism. We are able to see that doubt obstructs are direct practice entertainment of concentration. Do you find yourself to doubt your body, your teacher, or the Dharma? In this segment we will talk about these aspects.
April 26, 2021
Priorities and Choices in life!
In this podcast I talk about how priorities and choices in life can be changed by ones Outlook and understanding of the Buddha Dharma. To change one's life, we must begin with the little things that we are yet not aware of, such as priority and choice. What it leads to and where we are going will be determined by these factors.
April 8, 2021
Acquiring Good Spiritual Friends
A wonderful teaching that further clarifies and awakens us to the great impact of causes and conditions around us. We are constantly being influenced by who we associate, what we eat, and what we think about. To have insight into this will support us on the path of the Buddha.
March 22, 2021
Who is Grandmaster Tien-Tai?
You may have heard me speak of Grandmaster tentai many times during my lectures. But you may also be asking, what did he create, what did he teach, why does he have such a great connection with Nichiren Buddhism? I hope through this recording that we are able to explain some of that information and give you the background of Grand Master Tien-Tai.
March 5, 2021
Is Mara, in Buddhism, the same as the Devil in the West?
In this podcast, I wanted to share some insight about how we look at the spiritual elements through Western eyes. Through my practice, I have seen that there is another dimension of understanding these concepts.
March 4, 2021
Is the study of emptiness an evil teaching?
This is something that we as Western modern Buddhists need to study and learn about. What did Nichiren Shonin mean by "Zen Devils" with mistaken views. Where did he get this idea? Here I offer some context for these statements.
March 1, 2021
What's is in a Buddhist name?
Recently, I had to honor to hold a Tokudo ceremony for my student to enter the path of becoming a novice priest. I gave him a new Dharma name (HoMyo) to him. This episode, explains what that means
February 18, 2021
How is your daily practice?
This is the most fundamental question that every practitioner should ask themselves everyday! Kihon or fundamentals are the foundation of our lives.
January 19, 2021
What does "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo" have to do with it?
We look into the Wisdom of Nichiren Shonin's understanding of the power and purpose of the Odaimoku in the Age of the Declining Dharma.
January 12, 2021
Why am I not comfortable in my practice?
This is going to be a shocker for many people who perhaps have a wrong view of what Buddhism will teach us. Only listen if you dare to challenge your idea of the purpose of Buddhist practice.
January 4, 2021
One Hour Odaimoku (Namu Myoho Renge Kyo) Chanting
Join us for chanting the Odaimoku (Namu Myoho Renge Kyo).
December 31, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; Right Concentration
In this episode, we finish our series with the eighth factor of the Noble Eightfold Path series, with a lecture on Right Concentration. In modern times this word concentration is everywhere, but what makes the Buddha's attainment so special?
December 30, 2020
The Eightfold Path; "Right Mindfulness"
In this episode we will cover "Right Mindfulness." The seventh of the Eightfold Path. With this word being thrown around everywhere, it is important as a Buddhist practitioner to understand its meaning as to your practice.
December 11, 2020
The Model for the Phases of Learning!
In this lecture, I will share the concept of Shu-Ha-Ri. These are the 3 phases in one learns anything and allows one to become innovative. It is important to understand this in anything that we wish to inculcate into our body...
November 23, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; "Right Effort" Part 2
This is the second part of "Right Effort." Where we examine more in-depth Unwholesome and Wholesome States of Mind through the "Five Impediments" and the "Seven Components of Awakening!"
November 2, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; "Right Effort" Part 1
This is the first part of the Noble Eightfold Path "Right Effort." Here we discuss the practical application through the "Four Mental States" that allow us to cultivate our "Right Effort."
November 2, 2020
Take it to the Mountain!
A example of bringing experiential practice to our daily study and practice. Challenging preconceived and irrational concepts to bring a balanced nature that is conducive to tranquility.
October 12, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; "Right Livelihood"
This the the "Right Livelihood" of "Noble Eightfold Path." What type of job should we have as a student of the Buddha and Nichiren Shonin.
October 12, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; "Right Action"
This is the concept of "Right Action" of the Noble Eightfold Path.
October 6, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path; "Right Speech"
This is the third of the 8 Fold Noble Truth. In it I explain the 4 aspects and how to understand each one. This is a powerful aspect to influence and change one's direction in life.
September 14, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path: "Right Intention"
In this podcast, I will be lecturing concerning the concept of Right Intention found in the noble Eightfold Path. With Gassho...
August 10, 2020
The Noble Eightfold Path: "Right View"
This is the beginning of a new series on the Eight-Fold Path. First we begin with the Right View. I hope that you will join us for this new series.
August 4, 2020
Continuation of Buddha-nature lecture.
This lecture is to give you a little more insight into Master Tien Tai's concept of the three-fold Buddha nature and Nichiren Shonins understanding and implementation of this concept.
July 28, 2020
The Three Aspects of Buddha-nature. What it takes to be a Buddha!
In this we discuss the "Three Aspects of Buddha-nature" as taught by Master Tien Tai and practice by Nichiren Shonin.
July 16, 2020
Loss of the Three Treasures
The true mind of the Lotus Sutra and the vow of the Eternal Buddha.
July 14, 2020
What banner are you holding up in protest or faith?
This is a lecture on a deeper understanding of the Six paramita in our lives.
July 2, 2020
The Way of Self-Training
This is a lecture of the importance of Self-Training stemming from true Gratitude...
June 26, 2020
6th Paramita Wisdom (Prajna)
This is the last section of the Six Paramitas. Sorry, at 11:28 my phone rang, just so that you are not startled.
June 8, 2020
5th Paramita Concentration (Meditation)
This is the 5th Paramita of Mahayana Buddhism... True concentration and insight...
June 4, 2020
4th Paramita Shojin (Ceaseless Effort)
Today we lecture on the teaching of the 4th Paramita of "ceaseless effort" which includes energy, Vigor, endurance, diligence and enthusiasm.
June 1, 2020
Third Paramita (Patience)
Patience the practice if Jofukyo Bodhisattva.
May 29, 2020
Second Paramita (Discipline)
In this segment, I discuss the second Paramita of Discipline.
May 27, 2020
Six Paramitas (Perfections)
In this episode, we share the concept of the Six Paramitas in continuation of the guide and student concept introduced in the last segment. In this particular segment we introduce Dana (generosity) the first of the six Perfections.
May 26, 2020
There is a difference between a teacher and a guide.
In this segment I go further into the realization of what a true guide is. I hope that you enjoy. Direct any questions to thank you for your sponsorship and support.
May 22, 2020
Teacher- Student RelationshipPart 2
This is a follow-up to our last segment...
May 20, 2020
Teacher- Student Relationship
What is it and why? Is it necessary, can't I do it on my own.
May 18, 2020
Misunderstandings of what the practice of Buddhism is!
In this episode I share the misunderstandings that have been promoted in the modern marketing of Buddhism. It may surprise you to know that emptiness is not the true goal or simply feeling positive and mellow.
May 17, 2020
What does the Pandemic mean?
At this time such a life challenge can bring about the correct mindset towards change from ego to heart. Don't waste the opportunity...
May 14, 2020
A new way to approach Buddhism!
A new awakening to Buddhist practice. Come join me and change your life!
May 13, 2020
Abstaining from False Speech
This is a short episode on False Speech.
August 27, 2019
What does sexual misconduct mean?
This is the third precept of "Sexual Misconduct".
February 10, 2019
The basics of Social Interaction (Precepts)
The first and second precepts in the building blocks of correct meditation.
February 5, 2019
Are you in a Sangha?
January 29, 2019
What's Patience got to do with it?
Preparatory practices for correct concentration and insight.
January 9, 2019
Inspiration that is needed to inspire one's practice!
As in the previous lecture I spoke on the most important question that is needed to practice. Now, I speak on the inspiration that is needed to sustain a practice.
January 7, 2019
This is the most Important Question of Your Life!
This is a lecture on the most important aspect needed to study a spiritual path.
December 27, 2018
The basic building blocks of Buddhist Practice.
The human concept of empathy and shame. With Gassho...
September 19, 2018
The Essence of Practice (The fragrance of the Lotus)
This is concerning the essence of Practice that is found in many of the different paths such as Tea Ceremony or the Martial Arts. This is known as experiencing "The Fragrance of the Lotus."
September 5, 2018