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Since England has been placed in its third national lockdown since 5 January 2021, our London Buddhist Centre keeps suspending all the on-site practices until further notice. Now it’s time to stay at home and enjoy practising online! To secure the place of the Way, please sign up for our email newsletter to get the Zoom link. Some events may use their exclusive links, so please check each event page as well (updated on 28 February)

Anniversary of the founding of Rissho Kosei-kai

Celebrating Rissho Kosei-kai's 83rd 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. Here our family member will share his Dharma journey talk. Don't miss it!

Ceremony marking the spring equinox

Recognising the law of 'dependent origination', we have this ceremony as an occasion of showing appreciation to our ancestors for unceasingly continuing the family line, for giving us life, and for their having prayed for descendants.

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).

Joint study session with transatlantic Sangha

Enhance our learning and understanding of the Dharma with the broader online communities. Now, this session offers lectures on basic and Mahayana Buddhis, meditation, Hoza (a Dharma circle) and Dharma journey talks appropriately.

First-day devotions of the month (Uposatha Day)

First-day devotions of the month is a ceremony held on 1st day of the month, an occasion of renewing our vows and pledging further practice at the very beginning of the month. One of RK’s monthly memorial days, which includes sutra recitation, reading President's monthly message, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

Monthly memorial day of Shakyamuni Buddha (Uposatha Day)

Monthly memorial day of Shakyamuni Buddha is a ceremony held on 15th day of the month, an occasion of renewing our vows and pledging further practice in the middle of the month. One of RK’s monthly memorial days, which includes sutra recitation, reading President's monthly message, and Hoza (Dharma circle).

Morning sutra recitation (online: by request)

Reciting the sutra every morning in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. We inquire into the sutra and learn profound wisdom and compassion of the Buddha, and we live a life making our actions and mind along with Buddha’s teachings. Good for meditation.

O-daimoku practice (online: by request)

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

Evening sutra recitation (online: by request)

Reciting the sutra every evening in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. We inquire into the sutra and learn profound wisdom and compassion of the Buddha, and we live a life making our actions and mind along with Buddha’s teachings. Good for meditation.

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 Myoko

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 visit for prayer in the New Year

20 January – 2 February

Mid-winter sutra recitation

15 February

Commemoration of Shakyamuni Buddha entering Nirvana

7 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 Myoko

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