Sharing the Dharma for Happiness of All
Buddhism is the teaching
that reveals the pure buddha-nature possessed
by all people.
Its application in daily life leads to
peace and harmony
within oneself and in the family, work
place, and community,
and eventually to world peace.
Rissho Kosei-kai is a contemporary Buddhist organization, established
on March 5, 1938 by Founder Nikkyo Niwano and Co-founder Myoko Naganuma.
"Rissho" means establishing the teachings
of the true Dharma (Lotus Sutra) in the world. The "Ko" of
Kosei signifies mutual exchange of thought among people seeking
spiritual growth - that is, the principle of spiritual unity among
all human beings. "Sei" stands
for perfection of the personality and the attainment of buddhahood. "Kai" means
association or society. Our purpose is to learn and understand Shakyamuni
Buddha's realization of the Truth, to practice these teachings in
our daily lives, and create a prosperous life, brighter society,
and peaceful world.