Many Buddhist prayers involve self-reflection, including a sometimes painful
confrontation with our own deeply-rooted destructive tendencies. As a result
of practicing prayer, we begin to discover who we really are. We recognize our inherent foolish nature (shadow side) at the
same time awakening ourselves to the working of Great Compassion, symbolized as Amida Buddha. In essence, prayer practice
is a process by which our intensely felt desires and sufferings are transformed into compassion and wisdom.
--by Senpai Sensei, BFF Senior Teacher