About Nichiren Shoshu

Nichiren Shoshu is the name of the denomination which follows the orthodox teachings of true Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, the True Buddha, who made his advent in Japan in 1222.

The Head Temple, Taisekiji, is at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Nichiren Shoshu has temples and centers worldwide and actively propagates the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. The practice of Nichiren Shoshu true Buddhism brings about powerful benefits and positive changes to the lives of those who practice it. The ultimate goals are the attainment of enlightenment by the individual and, through widely spreading true Buddhism, the establishment of a purified and peaceful world where all people can enjoy happy lives together. The daily practice consists of chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and reciting a chapter and a half of the Lotus Sutra, called Gongyo, to the True Object of Worship called the Gohonzon.

There is one temple in Canada and many local area meeting places. All are invited to come learn about Nichiren Shoshu true Buddhism and experience its beneficial power. This site gives temple locations, articles, and links to other related sites.

About Myoshoji

Myoshoji Temple is the only Nichiren Shoshu Temple in Canada. As the only temple in Canada, Myoshoji temple is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and it represents the west coast region covering other provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the two Territories and Nunavut. Our Chief Priest conducts weekly ceremonies and various activities at the temple. He also leads Nichiren Shoshu activities in our region. To learn more about our ceremonies and local activities, come visit our temple. There, you can learn about the teachings of true Buddhism and also meet Buddhists from all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Nichiren Shoshu believers also host local meetings in all of cities in our region. People come together, recite the sutra, and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Then, they share their experiences with the practice and study a Buddhist topic.

To learn more, please contact Myoshoji Temple, and find out when the next ceremony or introductory meeting will be held, or where there is a local meeting near you.