We are New York Daiseion-Ji. "Daiseion" translates as the "Great & Sacred Buddhist Vow". "Ji" translates as "Buddhist Temple". We are Buddhists of the Nichiren Shu tradition. Led by our temple minister Reverend Kumakura, we offer a dynamic form of Buddhist practice based on the Lotus Sutra and the directional teachings of a 13th-Century Buddhist priest, our order's founder Nichiren Shonin.
While there are nearly 40 Nichiren-based schools, ours is the orthodox school practicing Mahayana Buddhism based on the Lotus Sutra (the pinnacle of the Buddha's teachings). We have rich traditions and offer services in English as well as traditional Shindoku (our Buddhist faith language). We offer meditational and chanting practices, as well as Buddhist studies based on the Lotus Sutra & the writings of Nichiren Shonin. Ours is a spiritual practice applicable to profoundly enriching all aspects of our multifaceted, modern lives. Sometimes, we have been known as the "noisy" Buddhists (because of our intense, percussive manner of chanting).
Please come join us in our weekly Sunday Services. For a basic introduction to our Buddhist practice with a group meditational session, please see our sister meetup page "Introduction to Buddhist Meditation (Shodaigyo)" for shedules and to RSVP. Our Sangha members are also encouraged to attend this activity. Buddhist study information can be found at our "Pages" and "Discussions" sections on both sites.
Our location is just minutes from World Trade. Welcome.
Nichiren Shu Buddhism
We Welcome You to the Buddhist Sangha of New York Daiseion-Ji.