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We are pleased to announce that our London Buddhist Centre partially reopens from 29 March. All of you are welcome to the back garden for private prayer and conversation with the staff members. Up to 4 people can come at once. Indoor practices are kept suspended until further notice.

Why don’t you come to our online programmes? Please feel free to contact us from the form on each practice page below with the event’s name you would like to attend. You will get its Zoom link. To receive the updates, you may want to sign up for our email newsletter. (updated on 2 April)

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.

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.

Evening study course on basic teachings of Buddhism

Weekly study course on basic teachings of Buddhism in the evening for anyone from 22 April through 24 June 2021. We learn and practise universal principles such as the Four Noble Truth 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.

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

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.

Evening sutra recitation

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.

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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 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