Events

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We welcome you all to our in-person practice! Please feel free to pop into our London Buddhist centre.

Do you live in a remote land? Try our online programmes. Most of our events are conducted in a hybrid style; on-site and on Zoom. Please feel free to contact us from the form on each practice page below with the event name you would like to attend. You will get its Zoom link.

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Memorial service for all victims of war and prayer for peace (Remembrance Sunday)

The First World War ended on 11 November 1918. We pray for world peace and wish that all victims of the war, both combatants and civilians, may attain a peaceful state in the beyond. Sutra recitation, reading passages about peace, our philosophy and approach, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

Anniversary of the birth of Founder Niwano

To reciprocate Founder Niwano (1906-1999)'s compassion, we renew our vows to practise the teachings that he left for us. One of RK’s annual memorial days. Sutra recitation, watching a video about his wish and life as a disciple of the Buddha, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

26th anniversary of RKUK

Celebrating Rissho Kosei-kai of the UK's 26th anniversary, we reflect on the significance of its establishment and express our gratitude and renew our vows to engage in bodhisattva practice for the welfare of others. More people will gather together than usual, followed by refreshments.

Anniversary of Shakyamuni’s attainment of Buddhahood

To express our gratitude for Shakyamuni's extraordinary effort, we renew our devotion to sharing the Buddha’s teachings with others. One of the major memorial days for Buddhists, which includes sutra recitation, watching a video about the celebration, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

Introduction to RKUK

A brief introduction to Rissho Kosei-kai and its representative body in the UK, RKUK, including teachings, practices and communities. Feel free to attend and ask us anything. Please make a booking in advance.

Lunchtime daimoku chanting

Chanting meditation for prayer and empowerment. We chant ‘Namu Myoho Renge-kyo’ keeping an empty mind or praying for world peace or the happiness of people close to us. This practice will make us empowered and purify both our mind and body.

Sunday service

Sunday Service is an occasion where we can be grateful for the events of the last week and make vows to diligently practise in the upcoming days as the new week begins. The service also includes sutra recitation, reading Dharma passages, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

Basic Buddhism study course

Weekly study course on basic teachings of Buddhism in the evening for anyone. We learn and practise universal principles such as the Four Noble Truths and the Twelve Causes and Conditions in the class. It forms the foundation for the proper understanding of the Lotus Sutra in the next stage.

Kyoten (Readings from the Lotus Sutra) study course

Weekly study course on Kyoten, everyday readings from the Lotus Sutra, in the evening for anyone. We learn its key points and practical application in daily lives. It forms the foundation for the study of the whole sutra in the next stage.

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Monthly Schedule

1st Day

First-day devotions of the month (Uposatha Day)

4th Day

Memorial day of Founder Niwano

10th Day

Memorial day of Cofounder Naganuma

15th Day

Memorial day of Shakyamuni Buddha

Every Sunday

Sunday service

Last Sunday of the Month

Volunteer practice to serve at Buddhist Centre

Every Two Weeks on Thursdays

Joint study session with transatlantic Sangha

Wednesdays and 6th, 16th & 26th Days

London Buddhist Centre closed

Expected Annual Schedule

1 January

First prayer in the New Year

20 January – 3 February

Mid-winter sutra recitation

15 February

Commemoration of Shakyamuni Buddha entering Nirvana

5 March

Anniversary of the founding of Rissho Kosei-kai

21 March

Ceremony marking the spring equinox

8 April

Anniversary of the birth of Shakyamuni

15 July

Ullambana ceremony

15 August (VJ Day)

Memorial for all victims of war and prayers for peace

10 September

Annual memorial day of Cofounder Naganuma

4 October

Annual memorial day of Founder Niwano

13 October

Annual memorial day of Great Bodhisattva Nichiren

14 November (Remembrance Sunday)

Memorial for all victims of war and prayers for peace

15 November

Anniversary of the birth of Founder Niwano

8 December

Anniversary of Shakyamuni’s attainment of buddhahood