I am pleased to be part of your community and hope to learn alot about you and teach you a bit about the Kempon Hokke (The Lotus Sutra Revealing the Eternal Buddha) sect of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. We chant Namu Myoho renge kyo (Homage to the Sublime Dharma of the Lotus Flower Sutra) and venerate the ancient Buddha Shakyamuni residing in our mind and the cosmos. We believe in the succession to Buddhahood through the scrolls of the Lotus Sutra and the writings of Nichiren Daishonin. We also practice both the break and subdue and gentle practices of the Lotus Sutra. I am a Physician, husband, and father of two children, a dog, and three cats. I try to put my Buddhist faith into practice daily. My other interests are nuclear disarmament, preserving the environment for humans and the other creatures that live here, current events, comparative religions, inventions, poker, and travel.