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Shodaigyo Meditation (Broadcast)
Shodaigyo uses a style of silent and chanting meditation. It helps with calmning the mind and increasing mindfulness. Please jion us for the half hour to fortyfive minute session on Wednesday nights. Broadcast Service [masked]) Please read whole description before participating in service with us. We broadcast some of our services. If this announcement is in the description, the service will be broadcast via Zoom. You will need high speed internet or a cellular connection. If you wish to participate: 1. Download the client or app for your PC, tablet or phone. * There is no fee for you to download this service. 2. When the scheduled broadcast is to happen (see meetup), then you will need to log onto Zoom or open the app. Press the join meeting button and put in the zoom meeting code [masked]) 15 - 30 minutes before the scheduled broadcast. 4. Please silence your microphone when entering the broadcast. During broadcast we will get an echo if you have your microphone on. During questions after service or before service feel free to un-mute and ask. We are sorry for technical difficulties that may happen during service, but being this is being broadcast on the internet, some times things happen that are out of our control. You will need either the Romanized Lotus Sutra or Yohon for service with us. The Shodaigyo guide can be sent to you by email (PDF). Please email and ask for the guide at least 24 hours ahead of scheduled Shodaigyo. If you have questions about liturgy please email Ryuoh Shonin ([masked]) Romanized Lotus Sutra and Service Liturgy (Shodaigyo) are available at Yohon is available at NBIC *App’s are available at the App Store for Ipad, I phone, and Android format.


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We are the Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England, a temple located in Haverhill, MA. Nichiren Shu Buddhism came to the U.S. with Japanese immigrants over 100 years ago and is now very accessible here in New England with services conducted in English.

We offer a form of Buddhist practice based on the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of the 12th century monk Nichiren Shonin. While there are nearly 40 Nichiren based schools, we are the orthodox school practicing Mahayana Buddhism based on the Lotus Sutra. We have rich traditions and rituals and offer services in both shindoku (faith language) as well as English.

We also offer meditation, study of the Lotus Sutra, study of Nichiren Shonin's writings and sutra chanting practices. We are known as the noisy Buddhists because of our intense, percussive manner of chanting. All are welcome, no experience necessary--come join our weekly services. We use several ways to get the word out for our Sangha. Because of this, the "Who's coming?" RSVP may not reflect the actual number of people attending. If you are new to Buddhism, you can watch a typical service on our Youtube page. We also suggest you attend our monthly Beginners' Workshop to learn more about the practice of Buddhism and to answer any questions you have about various forms of Buddhism.

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