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Shodaigyo Meditation
Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not just a silent practice. Chanting sutras is also considered a form of meditation. The primary meditation service in Nichiren Shu is known as Shodaigyo. "Shodai" literally means chanting Odaimoku (the sacred title of the Lotus Sutra) and "gyo" is practice. This service combines periods of silent meditation with chanting. This is a very different practice from sutra chanting services (daily service). Come join us for an unusual experience of chanting and drumming. Further information is available at

4360 Graduate Circle · Houston, TX

What we're about

Discover Nichiren Shu Buddhism--a form of Buddhist practice based on the Lotus Sutra and the teachings of 13th century monk Nichiren Shonin. Ours is a Mahayana Buddhist school with an unbroken lineage extending back to the 13th century. We have rich traditions and rituals and offer services in both shindoku (faith language) and English. We also offer study of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Shonin's writings, shakyo (sutra copying) and sutra chanting practices. We are known as the noisy Buddhists because of our use of drums and bells when we chant.

This path is the way to calm your mind and open your heart and mind to the reality of all things--as they are. You will discover your true self and how to best show up in the world. This is a proven way to master your mind instead of letting your mind be your master.

EVERYONE is welcome, no experience necessary. Just bring an open mind, a willingness to ask questions and check out what we have to offer.

We use several ways to get the word out for our Sangha, so the "Who's coming?" RSVP may not reflect the actual number of people who attend our services.

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