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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: and write "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.

Visit our official website here:  You can also learn more about Nichiren Shu and our temples around the world here:

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  • Yesterday · 9:00 AM

    Setsubun Service

    9 Buddhists

    Setsubun Service - Setsubun literally means "season division". According to the Chinese solar calendar, February 3rd marks the last day of Winter and the beginning of a... Learn more
  • January 30 · 10:30 AM

    Annual Meeting

    5 Buddhists

    We will hold our Sangha's Annual Meeting after service today. We will go to the ministers residence for the meeting. If you are a member and would like to attend but... Learn more
  • January 30 · 9:00 AM

    Shodai Morning Service

    5 Buddhists

    Shodai Morning Service This service is a combination of our Shodaigyo Meditation and regular morning service. It includes chanting of the daily selection of the Lotus... Learn more
  • January 23 · 9:00 AM

    Morning Service

    3 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
  • January 16 · 9:00 AM

    Morning Service

    6 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
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