Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism

For more than 35 years, Myoshinji Temple has served the San Francisco Bay Area as a place to practice and study the teachings of true Buddhism. The temple is open 365 days a year and ceremonies are conducted throughout the year, along with introductory events and open houses for new guests. If you’ve been interested in Buddhism, this is a wonderful place to start.

The temple is currently closed to visitors due to COVID but has begun a partial reopening with limited capacity and enhanced safety precautions during ceremony hours only. If you’re interested in learning more about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism click the Connect with Myoshinji button below to learn more.

Connect with Myoshinji Temple
Temple Reopening Announcement

Effective July 1, 2021: Myoshinji Temple will begin a partial reopening with limited capacity and enhanced safety precautions during ceremony hours only. For more information, please contact your local Area Coordinator or temple office before planning your visit.

Upcoming Introduction to Buddhism Events

Discover basic Buddhist concepts and practices that you can try at home, in a safe and supportive setting. These are fully interactive sessions where the priest of Myoshinji will demonstrate how to practice and guests from all backgrounds are welcome to ask questions.

If you’re a member talk to your Area Coordinator. If you’re a guest please contact the Temple to attend.


We Look Forward to Chanting With You

Experience a profound, honest view into the complex workings of the world around us and how we can affect positive change around us – all in a compassionate, welcoming environment.

Upcoming Events

Sun 05

10:00am – Kosen-rufu Shodai Ceremony

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pinole CA
Mon 06

7:00pm – East Bay Area Meeting (Zoom Only)

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 08

6:00pm – Slow Evening Gongyo

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pinole CA

Video From Taisekiji: Hydrangea and Azalea in Early Summer

2021 The Year of the
800th Anniversary of
the Advent of our Founder,
Nichiren Daishonin


1. Consistently conduct Gongyo and Shodai every day


2. Carry out the practice of shakubuku, the best way to repay our debts of gratitude to the three treasures


3. Promote the development of faith through practicing in the spirit of itai doshin