My friend persuaded me to try her kind of Buddhism, Nichiren Buddhism, for a few months.
I completely changed my practise to hers, chanted earnestly, studied hard, attended twice-weekly Nichiren groups, and learned a lot.
It was very interesting and VERY different. But I didn't like it, and it's not for me. No sir! So it's back to my good vipassana practise. Whew!
How do you suggest I tell her and let her down easy?
She is seriously dedicated to Nichiren Buddhism, and I am concerned she'll see my rejection of it as a "Slander of the Law", and that I'll be casting myself into the "World of Hell", as they often say in that sect.
Her sect of Nichiren Buddhism is called Soka Gakkai International (SGI) and they are really keen on insisting they are the only True Buddhism, and everyone else is wrong and ignorant.
So it's going to be hard. Hmm.....
I could tell her the reasons I don't like it, but I feel that would be rude to her, as they are quite serious and fairly insulting reasons, from her perspective anyway.
(To describe the reasons here would definitely
be sect-bashing and against the terms of service of any good Buddhist forum.)