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Nipponzan Myohoji

Nipponzan-Myōhōji-Daisanga (日本山妙法寺大僧伽?), founded in 1917 by Nichidatsu Fujii, is a new religious movement that emerged from the Nichiren sect of Japanese Buddhism.[1]

The community reveres the Lotus-Sūtra (jp: 法華経 Hokke-kyō) as the highest expression of the Buddhist message. In addition, it is actively engaged worldwide in the peace movement.[2] It is the most pacifist group in Japan of seven religious movements surveyed by Robert Kisala.[3] The main practice of Nichiren Buddhism is to chant the Daimoku Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō. Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks, nuns and followers beat hand drums while chanting the Daimoku, and walk throughout the world promoting peace and non-violence.

Peace Pagodas and Pilgrimages

Nipponzan-Myōhōji has Peace Pagodas (Stupas) in locations around the world. It has had peace pilgrimages undertaken by its followers. One of the most prominent of these was the 1994-1995 pilgrimage from Auschwitz to Hiroshima by way of Bosnia, Iraq, Cambodia and other countries then experiencing the effects of war. That pilgrimage was known as The Interfaith Pilgrimage for Peace and Life. A more recent walk was the 2010 Walk for a Nuclear Free Future, a walk across the United States in support of a Nuclear Free Future.

Monastery locations


Address: 8-7 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0045, Japan
(In Japanese: 〒1500045 東京都渋谷区神泉町8番7号)
Tel: (03) 3461-9363

Great Britain

Address: Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, Willen Road, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, MK15 0BA, The United Kingdom of Great Britain Tel. / FAX: +44 (0) 1908 663652

This temple is open every day. prayer times are at 05:00 am and 17:00 (5pm), every day.

United States

Address: Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, 4900 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011 USA. Tel. (202) 291-2047.

Address: Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple, 100 Cave Hill Road, Leverett, MA, 01054 USA


Address: Nipponzan Myohoji Temple, Opposite Podar Hospital, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli Naka, Mumbai 400 018, India.

See also


External links

  • Dharmawalk a site dedicated to the Nipponzan Myōhōji and its founder, Nichidatsu Fujii
  • United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization Entry for Nipponzan Myōhōji organization.
  • Peace Abbey awards Nipponzan-Myohoji the Courage of Conscience Award #71
  • The official website for the Milton Keynes Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda
  • Pictures of the Nipponzan Myohoji Milton Keynes
  • The official website for the Washington, DC Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple.
  • The official website for the Western, MA Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist sangha
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