A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering – Part 1

September 9th, 2012

It has been a long time but we are back with the first of a two part lecture on a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin called A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering. The lecture is based on SGI President Ikeda’s guidance in SGI Newsletter 8518 which was given in May this year.
Subjects we cover include:

  • Connecting our hearts to those around us
  • Who was Shiiji Shiro?
  • See like Li Lou, hear like Shih K’uang
  • Faith rooted in action
  • Teaching others about Buddhism
  • The voice does the Buddha’s work
  • A single sentence or phrase

Karen reads a wonderful experience by Sue Davis from Essex in the UK. We also have some great music starting off with Smile by Robin Lukas (written by Barbara Pool). We also play Lucky Day by Stavia and $12.99 by Dave Potts from the Podsafe Music Network.
We have lots of shouts outs as well! Thank you all so much for supporting and encouraging us! If you want a shout out on the show, write and let us know or click the link on the left hand side of our website “Shoutouts”. If you have a great experience of practicing this Buddhism that you would be happy for us to read on the show, you can click the link for Experiences on the site! Thank you so much for listening, take care and have a wonderful week.


  1. welcome back, can’t wait to listen to this episode.
    Hope your little “break” was refreshing.

    Comment by Chili B — September 10, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Thankyou for your inspiration, I am listening as much as I can as I am facing huge obstacles and feeling despondent. I know I can change it with this Buddism but can’t do it on my own so being able to listen to your podcasts is brilliant. I will send you the experience when I have won!

    Comment by Diana — October 8, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

  3. This single podcast has saved my practice and given me so much hope in a very desperate time in my life. In return here is a letter I wrote to Sensie on a site lcalled Cowbird I write for. I would also like to draw your attention to a wonderful blog by my friend Robbi Lockie in england called : LETTER TO A NICHIREN BUDDHIST
    Here is my letter,or rather a link:http://cowbird.com/story/49858/Islam_Meets_Nichiren_Buddhism/ Thankyou for all you do for me and everyone else. Lynn Fux Northern Israel NMRK

    Comment by Lynn Fux — April 10, 2013 @ 3:58 am

  4. Hello,

    I am wondering do you have transcriptions of your podcasts?
    Also, how can I find newsletter 8518 and can you provide the links to references in the future to make it easier to locate?

    Thank you for your work!
    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
    Ayisha Oglivie
    SGI Member New York City Bridgeview Chapter

    Comment by Ayisha — February 2, 2014 @ 6:04 am

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