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Today we’re talking about identity and relationships. Briana Boche, of Seattle, shares her story of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and how she developed confidence in the practice of human revolution, that is, the process of continually chanting to reveal our Buddhability—courage, wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others.
One aspect of Briana’s life where her Buddhist practice carried her through was exploring her own relationship with sexuality and eventually realizing that she is ace, short for asexual.
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1:40 How Briana started chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
7:06 How a setback after college helped her find a new path
11:19 Getting connected to the Buddhist community in Seattle
20:20 Briana’s journey of exploring her sexuality and identity
27:53 What happened when she started chanting to find a partner
31:44 Coming to terms with a big realization
40:21 What it took to challenge her own insecurities
44:06 How she’s chanting about the future
47:45 Her favorite Buddhist quote
50:37 Advice for anyone new to Buddhism
- “On the Buddha’s Prophecy,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol. 1, p. 402.
- Discussions on Youth, p. 8
- Discussions on Youth, p. 27
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