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Today we’re about talking about how to find your path forward during a period of uncertainty. We’re joined by Shota Okajima, of New Jersey, who shares how chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo helped him overcome tremendous anxiety about his path forward after college.
Until then, Shota’s identity had been entirely tied to his ice hockey career, but once he started chanting, he discovered so much more of himself.
1:23 Why Shota started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
4:05 Letting go of his ice hockey career
10:02 What shifted once he began chanting about his situation
15:25 How he discovered a new career path
20:53 What it means to win where you are by transforming your life condition
24:17 Thinking about Buddhism as a sport
25:21 The power of having a community or team
29:06 What daily effort in Buddhist practice looks like
33:06 The Buddhist quote that kept Shota going
40:57 How Shota defines his own Buddhability
43:41 Advice to anyone who feels stuck about their future
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