Time and Date
Every two weeks on Thursdays
(4:00 – 5:00 pm)
* Resumes in September 2021

Online (on Zoom)

Open to Anyone

Joint study session with transatlantic Sangha

Enhance our learning and understanding of the Dharma with the broader online communities in Europe, the United States and Brazil. Now, this session offers lectures on basic and Mahayana Buddhis, meditation, Hoza (a Dharma circle) and Dharma journey talks appropriately. We carry out sutra recitation before each session.

The latest table of contents:

  • 18 February
    Our guest speaker Rev Taishi Kato, a Shinto priest and the coauthor of Shinto Moments, gives a talk about the Japanese indigenous religion that had been syncretised with Buddhism in history.
  • 4 March
    Special programme on the previous day of the founding of Rissho Kosei-kai (RK). Selected members from the UK, Italy, the US and Brazil read their letters to Founder and make vows to practise the Dharma.
  • 18 March (3-4 pm in the UK because of the time difference from the US)
    Lecture on ‘merits’ taught in Buddhism and its practices in RK by Rev Mizumo, Director of Rome Centre in Italy.
  • 8 April
    Celebrating the birth of Shakyamuni on the date, we invite Rev Shimamura, Director of RK International of South Asia covering India and Nepal, to give us a special lecture on its significance.
  • 22 April
    Dharma journey talks by members from Italy and the United States.
  • 6 May
    Our guest lecturer from Rinzai Zen tradition, Rev Dr Masaki Matsubara, gives us a special session on Zen.
  • 20 May
    A staff member of Rissho Kosei-kai International shares his research on an outstanding practitioner of the Lotus Sutra in the history of Rissho Kosei-kai.
  • 3 June
    Our guest speaker Ven Eigen Onishi, Under Director-General of Kiyomizu Temple, gives a talk about Bodhisattva Regarder of the Sounds of the World (known as Kannon).
  • 17 June
    Representatives from Buddhist centres in the UK, Italy, the US and Brazil talk about some passages from the Lotus Sutra.

This event is open to anyone. We are happy to welcome all of you who are interested in RK. You can keep your mic unmuted and your video off.

Study and education programme like this session is one of the ways to learn and understand the Dharma, by which we open the Buddha’s teachings and study the profound spirit. By understanding the significance of each practice in terms of doctrines, we can more diligently practise with joy. To learn about our perspectives about Dharma study, please read here.

Online Programme
Please feel free to contact us from the form below with the event’s name in the enquiry by the day before. The host will get back to you soon.

Free. Your donation would be highly appreciated.



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