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May 4 @ 09:39
What I Believe: Hinduism and Buddhism

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Want to expand your knowledge about the spiritual belief systems of others? Plan to attend the “What I Believe” program where practitioners of Buddhism and Hinduism will share their beliefs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr. 

Ryan Cuevas practices Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism with the Soka Gakkai International manager. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the chant that he practices, and while in his youth, he failed to grasp its meaning.  However, in 2010 after an opportunity to attend a festival in Chicago and hear multiple experiences, he elected to take his practice seriously and has not looked back. Through this practice, he is able to understand deep compassion, the karmic ties in his life, and the limitless potential that he possesses. Through various meetings and observing proof in his own life, Ryan was inspired to encourage other members to maintain their practice. The Soka Gakkai International stands for peace and respecting the dignity of human life, based upon on Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and the goal of assisting all human beings to attain their inner potential and transform lives.

Marika Torok is yoga teacher who received training from teachers from India as well as Himalayan Institute and the Center of Body, Mind, Movement.  She has been practicing Hinduism and yogic sciences for past two decades.  Currently she is instructing yoga at the Radha Krishna Temple in Allen, TX.  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Allen Public Library, the program is free.  The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Call 214-509-4911.