African & African American Nichiren Buddhist Website
The Proud Black Buddhist World Association
I am Anthony "Amp" Elmore. I live in Memphis, Tennessee Please click on my Picture to learn about who we are.
The Great African American historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke writes:
"Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds." Dr. John Henrik Clarke
"My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, then in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people." Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Dr. John Henrik Clarke
Click on the above picture to listen to Dr.John Henrik Clarke
The sutra states, “Ever since the long distant past I have been teaching and converting this multitude.”There should be no discrimination among those who propagate the five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo in the Latter Day of the Law , be they men or women. Were they not Bodhisattvas of the Earth , they could not chant the daimoku . At first only Nichiren chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo , but then two, three, and a hundred followed, chanting and teaching others. Propagation will unfold this way in the future as well."
We Proud Black Buddhist "Get Down." Click on the two above pictures to see and hear two of our Buddhist lectures "Christ was a Buddhist" and learn the Buddhist view as to how life and the Universe emerged. We are proud and excited to offer alternative Buddhist teachings that is "Inclusive of African and African American history and Culture. We are the "Proud Black Buddhist World Association." Black does not mean race, Black means culture. We teach Buddhism with a "Black Cultural Inclusion."
This is a picture of Tina Turner on the Larry King Show February 21, 1997. Tina recites what is called the "Hoben or Expedient Means" chapter of the Lotus Sutra. Devotion to the "Lotus Sutra" is our ultimate Buddhist faith and Practice. Reciting the Lotus Sutra is our way of praying in our sect of Nichiren Buddhism. We recite the "Lotus Sutra" in English. The reason that we have Tina Turner on the cover of our website because we provide not only the translation of what she is saying; We give you the spirit and words of the Buddha Shakyamuni. This is our introduction into Buddhism.