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Sunday, Jan 4th – Intro Meeting

  • Topic: What is Karma?
  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Q&A with our Chief Priest.
  • The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:00 pm. Open to the public.
  • We will be Live Streaming the meeting for members and guests in NC, SC, GA, FL, DE … if you’d like to join a web cast at a local member location, please call or email the Temple.

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How to Become a Buddhist

  • #1 Step Gojukai JPG
  • #2 Step Gongyo slide
  • #3 Step Altar
  • #4 Gohonzon2

Buddhist Prayer Beads

While chanting, we use Juzu beads. Click on the photo to learn more about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist prayer beads.



Upon receiving the Acceptance of the Precept ceremony (called Gojukai), you may get your own Juzu beads. In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, the prayer beads receive the “Opening of the Eyes” ceremony which is performed by the Chief Priest. If you choose to purchase beads online, verify that the prayer beads match the description of the prayer beads as described here, specifically white cords and tassels. You can request the Opening of the Eyes ceremony at the Temple. Juzu beads are also available at our Temple bookstore.

New Members Pilgrimage to Head Temple