Rissho Kosei-kai of Chicago
Buddhist Church

1 West Euclid Ave., Mt. Prospect IL 60056 U.S.A. Phone: 773-842-5654
  Focus of Devotion  
  Daily Activities  
  Peace Activity  
  Dharma Teachings  
  Dharma Centers  
      The Living Lotus  
      Dharma World  
  Founder Nikkyo Niwano
Rev. Nikkyo Niwano, the late founder and first president of of Rissho Kosei-kai. He was born in 1906 in Nigata Prefecture, in northern Japan. His dedication to studying the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and applying them to daily life led him to found Rissho Kosei-kai, a lay Buddhist organization, in 1938, with Mrs. Myoko Naganuma. He later worked for world peace through inter religious dialogue and cooperation. He was awarded the Templeton Foundation Prize for Progress in Religion in 1979. A former president of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF), he was also an honorary president of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) and honorary chairman of Shinshuren at the time of his death in October 1999.
10:00am - Chanting Service
10:45am - Dharma Circle

  Rissho Kosei-Kai