RKINA

Rissho kosei-kai
International of North America
BUDDHISM FOR TODAY

Mindfulness for Everyday Life

July 2020

DHARMA  DOJO

This week (7/11) is the last session of Rev. Matsubara's Dharma Dojo: "Mahayana to America: 'Walking Like Lions'"

Everyone is invited to deepen their understanding of Buddhism during these challenging times.  This is an eight sessions lecture series on Mahayana Buddhism by Rev. Dr. Matsubara, Rinzai Zen Master, offered for free for this special occasion.  Saturday, 5pm-6pm Pacific Time.  From 5/16 - 7/11

RKINA'S ONLINE SANGHA

This is our original online gathering.  Join us every Thursday, 6pm-7pm Pacific Time.  Online Sangha provides a safe place to share your thoughts through the Rissho Kosei-kai bodhisattva practice of Hoza, gain insights about yourself and learn how to incorporate the practice in your daily life.  Everyone is welcomed!

This week is the flowchart breakdown of the President's July Dharma message.

UPCOMING

Online Basic Lotus Sutra Course (20 weeks) starting Aug. 5.

Learn the spirit of Buddhism through the Lotus Sutra.

Registration starting July.

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For local Dharma center activities, please visit their website. 

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About us

Rissho Kosei-kai, with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, is a Sangha composed of ordinary people who have faith in the Buddha and strive to enrich their spirituality by applying his teachings in their daily lives.  At both the local community level and international level, Sangha members, guided by President Nichiko Niwano, are very active in promoting peace and well-being through altruistic activities and cooperation with other organizations.  

 

Founded by Nikkyo Niwano in 1938 with Mrs. Myoko Naganuma and some thirty members.  Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America (RKINA) is the regional office for North America located in Los Angeles.  With Dharma Centers throughout the Americas and worldwide, some locations offer online services.  Anywhere you are is "indeed the place of the way."

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THE LOTUS SUTRA AND A SET OF FUNDAMENTAL BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

Rev. Nikkyo Niwano, founder of Rissho Kosei-kai, discovered that the set of fundamental teachings of Buddhism were perfectly incorporated into the Lotus Sutra.  The Lotus Sutra seamlessly integrates its profound philosophy and high ideals with practical fundamental Buddhist teachings.  This is why the Lotus Sutra is the primary scripture in which Rissho Kosei-kai members place their faith.  

WHAT IS THE ONE VEHICLE?

The concept of the One Vehicle means that all of the teachings of the Buddha are for the purpose of leading all living beings to Buddhahood.  At the same time, the ultimate meaning of the one Vehicle is that the whole universe is permeated by the Dharma Life as the source of all things and that all living beings are sustained by it and together their entirety all things comprise a single living entity.

PRACTICE

The core of Rissho Kosei-kai members' practice is revering buddha nature, that is, paying homage to and revering all living beings.

 

This essential religious practices include daily recitation of excerpts from the Lotus Sutra (Kyoten) each morning and evening before the Buddhist alters in our homes or at the Dharma centers, learning about and sharing the Dharma with people, participating in Dharma Circles (Hoza).   

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Certificate Online Course

Rissho Kosei-Kai International of North America distance learning Buddhism classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about a Buddhist practice that combines traditional Buddhist teachings with the everyday application to help a modern and evolving world find peace and happiness.

 

Currently, three online courses a year are offered that includes weekly assignments, team presentations, discussions, and lectures.  

1.  Basic Buddhism

2.  Kyoten Studies 

3.  Introduction to the Threefold Lotus Sutra

MEMBER'S VOW

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,
And we pledge ourselves to follow the bodhisattva way
To bring peace to our families, communities, and countries, and to the world.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Angela,

San Antonio, TX

"I like the welcoming community, regardless of your ethnicity, past spiritual background, or current knowledge.  Everyone is welcomed with open arms and compassion."

Paolo, 

Orlando, FL

"Rissho Kosei-kai encourages interfaith activities and doesn't look down on other religions."

Linda,

Solvang, CA

"A sangha is more than a physical space.  It is the energy and spirit of people who practice together.  Online Sangha has embraced technology and brings that spirit to a worldwide family of Buddhist practitioners."

Farelle,

Los Angeles, CA

"We are all on a path and Hoza is like a meeting of fellow travelers you come upon each week to relive your progress, lessons, tribulations, and most importantly, experiences gained."

Contact

Rissho Kosei-kai International

of North America 

2707 East First Street, Suite 1

Los Angeles, CA 90033

Hours:  8:30am-5pm PST

(closed Tuesday)

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Tel: 323-262-4430

info@rkina.org

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