dyanaprajna2011 wrote:I've recently been considering changing my school from Zen to Nichiren Buddhism, for a variety of reasons. I'm not really thrilled with the sectarianism of the various schools, but I've been hearing of independent practitioners. Does anyone here know anything about them, or have any information on them?
[quote=dude]I don't, What have you heard? Or are you talking about the groups who split from Nichiren Shoshu?
[quote=illarraza]In the USA, there are nearly as many independent Nichiren practitioners as there are members of organized groups, save for the Soka Gakkai [if you can call them Nichiren Buddhists]. You can check out and communicate with Independent "Nichiren" Buddhists at the Independent Sangha on yahoo groups.
Dharma Bum wrote:Hello all
By way of introduction, I have been in times past a member of both SGI and Nichiren Shoshu temple. Kicked the tires with a small Nichiren Shu sangha that didn't last long (or maybe I just lost track of them).
Went independent some years ago. It gets lonely sometimes, and makes it easy to be lazy toward practice, but in some ways it's a better path for an old dharma bum. And nobody complains when I let the Telecaster do the chanting.
an old bum
dsaly1969 wrote:I'm interested in HBS's style of practice, but I'm not sure if I am a good fit for traditional Nichiren Buddhist organizations as I have less interest in shakubuku (frankly my ongoing health issues do not allow me to put much energy into debate and argument anymore) or pressure to attend meetings or long daimoku toso sessions. That was a major reason I switched from Soka Gakkai (SGI) to Rissho Kosei-kai in the first place. The only thing that was really changed after a few years in RKK is that I want to put more practice focus on O-Daimoku rather than sutra recitation than is customary in RKK practice. Other than that I have nothing bad to say about RKK or SGI for that matter.
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