Rissho Kosei-kai is a Buddhist organization originally founded in Japan in 1938. We started sharing the teachings of Buddhism in the United States 50 years ago and we now have dharma centers in many U.S. locations, and an online sangha for those who do not live close to one of our centers.
We members of Rissho Kosei-kai
Take refuge in the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni
And recognize in Buddhism a true way of liberation,
Under the guidance of our revered founder, Nikkyo Niwano.
In the spirit of lay Buddhists, we vow to perfect ourselves through personal discipline and leading others
And by improving our knowledge and practice of the faith, we pledge ourselves to follow the bodhisattva way to bring peace to our families, communities, and countries and to the world.
Our Buddhist Center in Irvine, Orange County, Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America, is the Rissho Kosei-kai's regional center for North America, established for sharing the Buddha Dharma with a special focus on the Lotus Sutra (Ekayana Buddhism) for all practitioners living in the United States and Canada. Through the study and practice of these teachings, we are able to recognize the buddha-nature in ourselves and others.
Open Sunday through Friday, we offer a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with:
- A library of books from all Buddhist traditions that are available for check-out
- DVDs on a variety of subjects
- Ekayana (One Vehicle) Buddhism books for sale
- Buddhist Sunday Services
- Classes on Buddhism
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any questions or concerns, please contact us or visit a Rissho Kosei-kai buddhist center in
your area. You may also visit our virtual dharma center online.