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Welcome!   We trust that here you will find the information required to understand and start practicing Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.  

Also, from here you can contact us to answer any additional questions and schedule a visit to our New York Temple in Queens.                                                                        

About Nichiren Shoshu
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Nichiren Shoshu is the name of the denomination that follows the orthodox teachings of True Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, the True Buddha, who made his advent in Japan in 1222. Nichiren Shoshu has temples and propagation centers worldwide and actively propagates the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. The practice of Nichiren Shoshu True Buddhism brings about powerful benefits and positive changes to the lives of those who practice it. 


The ultimate goals are the attainment of enlightenment by the individual and, through widely spreading True Buddhism, the establishment of a purified and peaceful world where all people can enjoy happy lives together.


The daily practice consists of chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and reciting a chapter-and-a-half of the Lotus Sutra, called Gongyo, to the True Object of Worship called the Gohonzon. There are seven temples in the United States and many local area meeting places. All are invited to come learn about Nichiren Shoshu True Buddhism and experience its beneficial power. This site provides temple locations, articles, and links to other related Nichiren Shoshu sites. You can learn more about this wonderful practice at

2016 Gokaihi Schedule 

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An Excerpt from Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko newspaper DAIBYAKU-HO

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Nichiren Daishonin's
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August 2016 Newsletter 

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August 2016


Gosho Quote for August 2016


The Oral Transmission on the Attainment of Enlightenment of Insentient Beings

(Sōmoku jōbutsu kuketsu)


     Myoho indicates the attainment of enlightenment of sentient beings. Renge signifies the attainment of enlightenment of insentient beings. Sentient beings attain enlightenment in this lifetime, while after death, they turn into insentient beings and attain enlightenment. Attainment of enlightenment in this lifetime and after death represents the attainment of enlightenment of sentient and insentient beings. Based on the principle of the attainment of enlightenment of plants and trees, all living beings can attain enlightenment after death by having tōba tablets erected and the eye-opening ceremony conducted.

 (Gosho, p. 522)

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Rev. Shinga Takikawa, Chief Priest