We are the Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sangha of Greater New England, a temple located in Haverhill, MA.  Nichiren Shu Buddhism came to the U.S. with Japanese immigrants over 100 years ago and is now very accessible here in New England with services conducted in English.

We offer a form of Buddhist practice based on the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of the 12th century monk Nichiren Shonin. While there are nearly 40 Nichiren based schools, we are the orthodox school practicing Mahayana Buddhism based on the Lotus Sutra. We have rich traditions and rituals and offer services in both shindoku (faith language) as well as English.

We also offer meditation, study of the Lotus Sutra, study of Nichiren Shonin's writings and sutra chanting practices. We are known as the noisy Buddhists because of our intense, percussive manner of chanting. All are welcome, no experience necessary--come join our weekly services. We use several ways to get the word out for our Sangha.  Because of this, the "Who's coming?" RSVP may not reflect the actual number of people attending.  If you are new to Buddhism, you can watch a typical service on our Youtube page.  We also suggest you attend our monthly Beginners' Workshop to learn more about the practice of Buddhism and to answer any questions you have about various forms of Buddhism.

Want to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for exciting updates on the temple events?   Email the minister at: ryuoh@comcast.net and write "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.

Visit our official website here: www.newenglandbuddhist.org.  You can also learn more about Nichiren Shu and other temples around the world here: www.nichiren-shu.org

 

 

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  • 6h ago · 8:30 AM

    Morning Service

    2 Buddhists

    Morning / Evening (Daily) Service (Sutra Chanting): During our morning Service, we chant portions of the Lotus Sutra and also chant the Odaimoku (Namu Myoho Renge Kyo).... Learn more
  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Reidan Service

    3 Buddhists

    Reidan services are held once a month. Reidan is a esoteric (metaphysical) Buddhist practice. The Chinese character for Rei translates as spirit. Dan translates as... Learn more
  • 3 days ago · 8:30 AM

    Morning Service

    2 Buddhists

    Morning / Evening (Daily) Service (Sutra Chanting): During our morning Service, we chant portions of the Lotus Sutra and also chant the Odaimoku (Namu Myoho Renge Kyo).... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Shodaigyo Meditation

    3 Buddhists

    Meditation services in the Nichiren Shu are called Shodaigyo. "Shodai" literally means chanting Odaimoku (The title of the Lotus Sutra) and "gyo" is practice. These... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 8:30 AM

    Morning Service (Rikkyo Kaishu-e)

    2 Buddhists

    Rikkyo Kaishu-e - On the morning of April 28, 1253, Nichiren Shonin, at the age of 32, was standing on top of a hill named Asahigamori on Mt. Kiyosumi, chanting the... Learn more
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