Southwest Zone 1 Million Dialogue Movement

Please visit our page dedicated to this movement and report your dialogs about Buddhism with others. There is a link to the form for reporting your Dialogs.

July WPPM

Because the first Sunday of July falls on the 4th of July weekend, This Months WPPM will be held on Sunday July 13th at 10:00 am.

Please enjoy the Holiday weekend and stay safe.

Congratulations to La Cueva District.

Congratulations to La Cueva District for becoming Albuquerque’s 1st Champion District. This was accomplished by having 4 divisional leadership, 2 Groups, and at least 2 discussion meetings with attendance of at least 20 members, Subscriptions of over 20, and a minimum of 2 Shakabuku for the year.

June 1 WPPM

There is still time to make it to the June WPPM. We have an exciting meeting planned for today, and it is the last day for the May Special Contribution.
The Future Division is graduating today, and the Region Team has a special award to announce.

Creating Victory in the New Era – Daily Guidance 6-1

Just as the flowers open up and bear fruit, just as the moon appears and invariably grows full, just as a lamp becomes brighter when oil is added, and just as plants and trees flourish with rain, so will human beings never fail to prosper when they make good causes. ( The Third Day of the New Year, WND-1, 1013)

 

Creating Victory in the New Era – Daily Guidance 5-27

Though no one else came to visit me, you, a woman, not only sent me various offerings, but personally made the journey to see me. It was almost too amazing to be true. In addition, you have now called on me here in Minobu. I know of no words with which to thank you. Certainly the heavenly gods will protect you, and the ten demon daughters will have compassion on you. The Buddha promised in the Lotus Sutra that, for women, the sutra will serve as a lantern in the darkness, as a ship when they cross the sea, and as a protector when they travel through dangerous places. ( The Supremacy of the Law, WND-1, 616)

Creating Victory in the New Era – Daily Guidance 5-26

Therefore, I entreat the people of this country: Do not look down upon my disciples! If you inquire into their past, you will find that they are great bodhisattvas who have given alms to Buddhas over a period of eight hundred thousand million kalpas, and who have carried out practices under Buddhas as numerous as the sands of the Hiranyavati and Ganges rivers. And if we speak of the future, they will be endowed with the benefit of the fiftieth person, surpassing that of one who gives alms to innumerable living beings for a period of eighty years. They are like an infant emperor wrapped in swaddling clothes, or a great dragon who has just been born. Do not despise them! Do not look on them with contempt! ( On The Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice, WND-1, 788-89)

Creating Victory in the New Era – Daily Guidance 5-25

If, however, in the time after the Buddha’s passing, a person renounces his attachments to the four flavors and three teachings, and converts to faith in the Lotus Sutra that is true Mahayana, the heavenly gods and benevolent deities, as well as the bodhisattvas numerous as the dust particles of a thousand worlds who emerged from beneath the ground, will protect him as the votary of the Lotus Sutra. Under their protection, he will [establish and] spread abroad widely throughout Jambudvipa the object of devotion of the essential teaching, or the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo. (On the Buddha’s Prophecy, WND-1, 400)

SGI Arts Division Spring Event Sunday 4-27-2014 Time 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

3:00 to 4:30 
Herbie Hancock’s Documentary File “Possibilities”
In this remarkable film, Mr. Hancock joins forces with artists such as Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Sting, and John Mayer. We are invited behind-the-scenes to watch these exceptional talents collaborate to create some very inspiring music!

4:30 to 5:00
Audience Discussion on the Film

5:00 to 6:30
Experience by Buddhist and Internationally Known Jazz Flutist/Saxophonist Mr. Jun Miyake
Jun Miyake has been practicing Nichiren’s Buddhism for more than 30 years. He is an internationally known flutist and saxophonist who has performed with many well known jazz artists including Cecil Taylor, Pheeroan Akiaff, Reggie Workman, Buster Williams, and Shunzo Ohno. Mr. Miyake has been featured in many international venues including The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, and Cleopatra’s Needle.

This event is taking place at the SGI New Mexico Buddhist Center located at
1911 Sunshine Terrace SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

May Special Contribution Kick Off Meeting

There will be a Kick Off meeting at the community center on Sunday 4-26 beginning at 1:00 pm. Let challenge ourselves to make this years contributions really shine. We have recently had our main Gohonzon room remodeled. Our contributions during these campaigns are what makes these projects possible.