Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

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Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby ylee111 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:27 pm

http://badassdigest.com/search/results/search&keywords=buddhism/

I want to blog about the following subject but do not have all the details so can you guys please help?

The above article states that the administration from an established Buddhist temple in Japan is using the popularity of cosplay (costume play) and anime (Japanese animation) to reach out and hopefully increase the sangha of the temple. Can someone identify this temple from the videos? I don't speak Japanese.

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Re: Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby Indrajala » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Ryoho-ji 了法寺 is the temple's name.

Here's their site...

http://ryohoji.jp/top.html/

They identify as Nichiren.

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Re: Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby Indrajala » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:49 pm

Man, some Japanese Buddhist traditions are getting desperate.

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Bad idea after bad idea. There was a fashion show a few years ago. They've also tried doing sutra recitation put to rap. Now cosplay.

It really goes nowhere at all.

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Re: Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby ylee111 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:27 pm

Thank you Huseng.

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Re: Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby rory » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:32 am

If they preached the Lotus Sutra & Nichiren's words people will come. It's that they are selling everything but the Dharma.
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The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58

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Re: Japanese Temple Using Anime and Cosplay to Reach Out

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:54 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

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