UPDATE: the website mentioned here has now been discontinued. All the songs and materials can now be found on the SGI members website. Every area has a unique login and password, so if you want to access this free content, you need to ask your local leaders for the login details.
Here is a link where you can find the Dedicated Lilac Song. It is an amazing song, really uplifting!
You can download both the lyrics and an mp3 file.
I found the instructions on the page to download the mp3 not to be working on my Mac. The option "Download linked file" doesn't appear when control clicking (or doing the double finger clicking which corresponds to right-click).
"Copy link location" works fine, oddly enough. The file is now safely stored in my iTunes library :)
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
On the 2nd of June I attended the Dedicated Lilac Graduation ceremony.
Becoming a Dedicated Lilac has been a goal of mine since 2009.
But let's start from the beginning :)
In 1998 I started practising Nichiren Buddhism regularly. I was twelve at the time, and this meant my practice had several limitations. One, I had to wait my 18th birthday to receive Gohonzon (or in my case, become a member). Another one was that I could not take up any responsibility, again until my 18th birthday. But the biggest one, for me, was that I could not do lilac.
Saturday, 2 June 2012
This post should have been another of my descriptive, "everyday Buddhism" posts to talk about Buddhist courses, and it has shifted into one of my biggest experiences so far.
Because my HQ course has been the first time I had to sneak out a lilac shift to cry. And also the second time.
But let’s start from the beginning. Or, well, from the point where my memories started creeping back and creeping me out.