What does our Buddhist practice consist of?
Each of us chants morning and evening in our own homes to our Gohonzon. We do the practice called Gongyo, first reciting from the Lotus Sutra and then chanting as much Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo (called Daimoku) as possible.
We also come to our Temples to chant together, attend Buddhist ceremonies and learn Buddhist doctrines ever more deeply from our Chief Priest. We attend local meetings in members' homes to share our faith experiences, deepen the bonds between us and together create an atmosphere based on faith where new people get a sense of what is possible through this practice.
In Nichiren Daishonin's Gosho, “The True Entity of All Phenomena” (“Shohō jissō-shō”), it states:
"Strive forth in the two ways of practice and study. If practice and study are neglected, then Buddhism will cease to exist. You should practice for yourself and lead others to this teaching. Both practice and study originate from faith. You must propagate to others with all your might, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase." (Gosho, p. 668)