Mauricio Hondaku

Mauricio Hondaku is one of Higashi Honganji’s 36 ordained priests in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Buddhist Teachings for Fools and Losers

When we fail, it’s easy to feel bad about ourselves—after all, we live in a society that judges us for our material successes. But the most prominent Buddhist masters were people who failed badly: the Buddha failed in his ascetic practices; Shinran Shonin, founder of the Jodo Shinshu school of Buddhism, was exiled and defrocked early in his career. In this series, Jodo Shinshu Reverend Mauricio Hondaku will explain what Shakyamuni and Shinran’s failures can teach us about shedding social pressures, abandoning our masks, and ultimately finding peace with our imperfections.

By Mauricio Hondaku

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