Buddhism for Today
Rissho Kosei-kai
Words of Wisdom
from Cultivating the Buddhist Heart
President Niwano, author of Cultivating the Buddhist Heart
Rissho Kosei-kai held the 58th annual Memorial Service for the War Dead at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery in Tokyo. Read more...
The Community of Sant'Egidio held the 30th annual International Meeting of Prayer for Peace. Read more...
Eight members of Rissho Kosei-kai's Hokkaido Division spent August 6-10 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin, to support dissemination of the Dharma there. Read more...

Rissho Kosei-kai is a worldwide Buddhist organization founded in Japan in 1938 by Nikkyo Niwano and Myoko Naganuma. It combines the wisdom of both the Lotus Sutra and the foundational teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Its purpose is to bring these transformative teachings to the modern world.

The Lotus Sutra is a teaching of human respect, both the study and practice of a spiritual path that develops human potential, and a way of living that seeks peace for all people. By studying, understanding, integrating, and practicing the teachings, human beings can gradually approach a state of mind free from delusions, thereby enriching their own lives and those of others around them. Because everything is interconnected, when people devote themselves to benefitting all beings through harmony, they create awareness and develop a better world. This is the ideal for practitioners of the Lotus Sutra.

In Gassho 



Dr. Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation Disarmament (PNND)
Response at Nuclear Disarmament Symposium
On the 70th Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb
Hiroshima, Japan, August 6, 2015

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