Reverend Gen OikawaReverend of the Nichiren Buddhist Temple of San JoseSan Jose, California
The altar at home, the gohonzon, is a branch of the temple. The people can practice even when they don't go to the temple. They can still have a sacred time any time and any day. As a minister of the temple, I can pray at the temple during the day. I sit at my gohonzon in my house in the mornings and the evenings. I meditate, chant the Lotus Sutra, and chant Nam myoho renge-kyo, which is our main practice.