For people who are wondering I'd like to tell you something about our school,
which is right in the mainstream.
We follow the Lotus Sutra and worship the eternal Buddha Shakyamuni,
we revere Nichiren Shonin as the reincarnation of Bodhisattva Jogyo. We don't
believe in original enlightenment, meaning we don't think we're already
buddhas, we have the ability to become a buddha if we practice correctly.
We don't worship with other religions or Buddhist sects but we talk to them
and listen to lectures. We perform shakubuku by stating the case and supporting
our assertions with textual support from the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Shonin,
we use reason and people's intelligence to open their eyes, our priests teach in a
Our sect is keen on scholarship and study, so reading the Dhammapada
is a good guide for ethical living.
Kempon Hokke is small, it was founded in 14th Century Japan by Nichiju a
former Tendai monk, who felt the other Nichiren sects had departed from
Nichiren Shonin's original teachings.
When we chant Daimoku we visualize the Eternal Buddha at Sacred Eagle
Peak and that if you have faith the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni will guide you
and all the deities will protect you forever.
So we're mainstream like Nichiren Shu but more orthodox; stricter on faith
I hope this gives you some understanding of who we are, we've a Facebook
group you're welcome to check out: kempon fb group
our priest Rev. Tsuchiya posts text and explanations from the Lotus Sutra and
will answer your questions. Hey you can even ask me if you like!