Rissho Kosei-kai
Buddhist Center of New York

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320 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
(39th St bet. 1st Ave & 2nd Ave.)
212- 867-5677
Fax: 212-697-6499


Misson of Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Organization

Our purpose is to provide a place for spiritual growth through the study and practice of Buddhist principles. We seek to support each other and our community in the development of awareness, compassion and peace.

Our goal is to have a teaching center where we can join with others to discover and celebrate spiritual growth. We endeavor to share our experiences with others to build a bond of integrity and strength within our community. A positive approach to learning that can be taken out into the world. Because we are all connected, we practice responsibility in all aspects of our lives. When you cast a stone into the water, the ripples extend far beyond the original action.

So, the effects of our actions often reach further than we realize. Through increased awareness and learning how to live in the moment, we have the chance to gain wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others. The path of Buddhism is inclusive and available to all.


Upcoming Events Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Center

Update: 12/04/2019

12/14(Sat) 10am Rev.Kosho Niwano visit RKNY


12/8(Sun) Enlightenment Day Service


10/20(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


10/13(Sun) 1pm Monthly Memorial Service

  President Niwano Guidance

10/6(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  Study Session

9/29 (Sun) 1pm Annual Memorial Day Ceremony for the Founder


9/15(Sun) 1pm The Eternal BUddha Shakyamuni Day

  1:30 pm President Niwano Guidance

9/11(Wed) 8:30am-12pm

  9.11 Memorial Service

9/8 (Sun) 1 pm Visit RKNY Peace Mission of Saitama Area

  9-11 Memorial Service

9/1(Sun) 1 pm Annual Memorial Service for Co-Founder


6/23(Sun)Sunday Service


6/16(Sun) Sunday Service


6/9(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


6/9(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


4/21(Sun) 1pm Traffic Safety


4/14(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  President Niwano Guidance

4/7(Sun) 1pm Celebration of Buddha's Date of Birth


3/31(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


3/17(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


3/10(Sun) 1pm Memorial Service for Cofounder


2/17 1pm Sunday Service

  1;30 pm Study Session

2/10 1PM Nirvana Day


11/18(Sun) Sunday Service

  Study Session

11/11(Sun) 1pm Founder's Birthday Ceremony


10/21(Sun) 1 pm Sunday Service


10/14(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30 pm Study Session

10/11(Thu) 10am Monthly Memorial Service


10/7(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30pm President Niwano's Guidance

9/30(Sun) 1pm Annual Memorial Service for Founder


9/16(Sun) 1pm Sunday service

  Study Session

9/11(Tue) 8:30am-12pm 9-11 Memorial Service


9/9(Sun) 1pm Co-Founder Memorial Service


9/2(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  President Niwano's Guidance

7/22(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30 pm Hoza

7/15 (Sun)1pm The Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni day/Urabon-e

  1:30 pm Study session

7/8 (Sun) 1pm Sunday service

  1:30pm Hoza

7/1 (Sun) 1pm First Day of the Monthly service

  1:30 pm President Niwano Guidance

6/17(Sun) 1PM Sunday Service

  1:30PM Hoza

6/10(Sun) Memorial Service for Co-founder

  1:30PM Study Session

6/3(Sun)1PM Sunday Service

  1:30PM President Niwano Guidance

5/20(Sun) 1pm Memorial Service for People of America


5/6(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30pm Study Session

5/6(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30pm President Niwano Guidance

2/18(Sun) 1 PM Sunday Service

  1:30 pm Study session

2/11(Sun) 1 pm Nirvana Day Service


2/4(Sun) 1 pm Memorial service for Founder

  1:30 pm President Niwano guidance

12/17 1pm Sunday Service

  1:30 pm Cleaning/ End of year party

12/10 1pm Memorial Service for Co-Founder

  1:30pm President's Dharma Guidance

10/22 1pm Sunday Service/ Study session


10/15 35th Anniversary Ceremony at Stony Point Center


10/8 1 pm Sunday Service

  President's Dharma Guidance


10/1 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony for the Founder


7/23(Sun) 1pm Sunday Service


7/17(Mon) Urabon-e


7/16(Sun) Sunday Service

  Study Session

7/9 1pm Sunday Service/

  President's Dharma Guidance

5/21(Sun) 1pm Memorial Service for People of America


5/7(Sun) 1 pm Sunday Service

  1:30 Study Session
Kyoten Chapter 21
(The Divine Power of the Tathagata)

3/19(Sun) 1 pm Sunday Service

  1:30 pm Study Session

3/12 Sunday Service

  1:30 pm President's Dharma Guidance

3/5(Sun) 1 pm Ceremony for Anniversary of Rissho Kosei-kai's Founding


1/22(sun) - 31(Tue) Special Practice of the L.S. Chanting

  Sun,Sat 1pm / Weekday 9 am Japanese,7pm English
Chanting all chapters of L.S.

1/15(Sun) 1 pm The Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni Day

  1:30 pm Study Session

1/8(Sun) 1pm New Year Dharma Guidance


1/1(Sun) 1pm New Year's Day Service


12/18(Sun) 12 PM Cleaning 1 PM Sunday Service

  1:30 PM Study Session
7/26 All US 60th Anniversary
3/3 RK Anniversary
2/10 Nirvana Day
10/25/2018 Visiting President Niwano
911 Memorial Service
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