Nichiren

Objectives

After this lesson, the students will know three basic facts about Nichiren Buddhism

Materials

  • Nichiren Worksheet
  • Video https://youtu.be/WYSjQYRe1Cg

Preparation

  • Print out sufficient copies of the Worksheets. Place in order.
  • If desired, download videos on a laptop and have projector ready

Method

  1. Opening Gassho.
  2. Introduction
    1. Review the Zen field trip
      1. What was memorable?
      2. What was difference?
  3. Exposition
    1. Video (Stop at the beginning of the interview with Tina Turner)
    2. Read the master. Have students fill out the Worksheet as you read.
  4. Practices
    1. Hongan
      1. Chant "Na myo ho ren gekkyo" like in the video https://youtu.be/fQbw-rDNZHU
    2. Dai moku
      1. Chant the hongyo 100 times
  5. Video : Show Tina Turner portion of the first video if time permits
  6. Review & Summarize
  7. Closing Gassho

Evaluation

During the review, make sure that you ask each student what they remember and correct if required.

Notes

This can be followed by a visit to a Nichiren temple. Please make sure to NOT visit Soka Gakkai International affiliated groups. Although many are perfectly fine; others are extremely evangelistic and antagonistic to other Buddhist traditions.

Author

Mas Nishimura, nish221.at.gmail.dot.com, San Jose Betsuin, 2018



Nichiren Worksheet

Nichiren Worksheet - Answer