About Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism

     Nichiren Shoshu is the name of the denomination which follows the orthodox teachings of true Buddhism as taught by Nichiren Daishonin, the True Buddha, who made his advent in Japan in 1222.  The Head Temple, Taisekiji, is at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Nichiren Shoshu has temples and centers worldwide and actively propagates the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin.


     The practice of Nichiren Shoshu true Buddhism brings about powerful benefits and positive changes to the lives of those who practice it. The ultimate goals are ...

Basics of Practice 


Honzon is a shortened form of the term "konpon songyo" (konpon: the basis; songyo: honorable respect). It signifies the object of worship in which one takes faith and reveres as the basis of one's life' Generally speaking, each religion has an object of worship ...


When Japanese people become exasperated because things are not progressing the way they would like them to, they often use a phrase which translates as, "I'm boiling in my karma," in order to express their irritation. Although the Japanese incorporate the word "karma" ...


In Nichiren Shoshu, chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo to the Gohonzon is the basis of our Buddhist practice. We chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo every morning and evening as the primary part of our daily prayers called gongyo, 

which consists of ...

Cause and Effect

Buddhism teaches that human happiness is based on the law of cause and effect. As opposed to the concept of causality in the domain of science, the Buddhist concept of cause and effect concerns the dependent relationship between one's individual life and its ...

Benefit (kudoku)

The Japanese word for benefit or blessing is kudoku, which is composed of two Chinese characters, ku, meaning "to practice," and doku, meaning "virtue." Within the context of Buddhism, ku refers to positive causes accumulated through ...

The Ten Worlds

Our life condition determines how we face and handle each situation in life and the environments we create. It is a basic tendency to act in a par- ticular way, make causes to stay healthy, acquire things, and enjoy life. Buddhism calls these life conditions “worlds,” and ...

Our Daily Practice    ※ Click the titles below to download the instructions

Gongyo is the most essential daily Buddhist practice intended for an individual to accumulate tremendous fortune. This article will guide you step by step on how to perform Gongyo every day. If you are new to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, first, please feel free to contact Hokaiji Temple for more information about the correct attitude that should be maintained throughout your daily Gongyo.

(at times other than morning and evening Gongyo)


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Nichiren Shoshu Hokaiji Temple

63 Rosario Drive, New Manila

Quezon City, Philippines

Phone (02)8722-0694 (English)

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