Find resources for members that are already practicing Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism including the monthly gosho passage, current lectures from the High Priest, and publications that are available for purchase such as the Nichiren Shoshu Monthly.
It’s important to remember that the study of Buddhism is one of the three key components of a good Buddhist practice. The three components of a good Buddhist practice are Faith, Practice and Study. Nichiren Daishonin taught that faith gives rise to practice and study, and practice and study serve to deepen faith. In “The True Aspect of All Phenomena,” he states:
“Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study. Without practice and study, there can be no Buddhism. You must not only persevere yourself; you must also teach others. Both practice and study arise from faith. Teach others to the best of your ability, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.”
March Gosho Passage
“An Offering of Steamed Cakes”
I have received your offerings of 100 steamed cakes and a basket of fruit. New Year’s Day is the first day, the first month of a new year, and the beginning of the year and of spring. Therefore, those who cherish this day will amass virtues and will be loved by others, just as the moon becomes gradually full while traveling from west to east and the sun shines increasingly brighter as it moves from east to west.
(Gosho, p. 1551)
Guidance from Sixty-eighth High Priest Nichinyo Shonin On the Occasion of the January Kosen-rufu Shodai Ceremony
In this early spring of the 800th anniversary of the advent of our Founder, Nichiren Daishonin, I wish you a Happy New Year! I believe that all of you have welcomed the start of this significant year, feeling refreshed, and have renewed your pledge to make further...
To all Nichiren Shoshu priests and Hokkeko members throughout the world: Happy New Year 2021, “The Year of the 800th Anniversary of the Advent of our Founder, Nichiren Daishonin.” On this first day of the year, I extend my sincere New Year’s greetings to all of you,...
As we welcome the New Year, the 769th year since the establishment of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, I am very pleased that Mr. Koichiro Hoshino, the Dai-Koto of the Hokkeko organization and chairperson of the Hokkeko Federation, along with all Nichiren Shoshu...
Many English-language books about Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism are available for purchase at the Temple.
Publications include the Basics of Practice, The Doctrines and Practice of Nichiren Shoshu, and Basic Terminology. New books are always being published so check back regularly. All books are available for purchase through the Temple. To make a purchase contact the Temple.
Nichiren Shoshu Monthly
Published 12 times per year, the Nichiren Shoshu Monthly contains valuable study material for newcomers and experienced members alike. The monthely magazine features Nichiren Shoshu historical information, Guidance from the High Priest, Monthly Oko lectures, member experiences and much more.
Individual issues are available at the front desk of each local temple. To subscribe, please complete the Nichiren Shoshu Monthly Magazine Subscription Application and mail it to the temple at 2631 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564. Suggested yearly donation is $36 (U.S.). Subscriptions are available on an annual and semi-annual basis.
General Study Material
Attending the various ceremonies at the temple is an important part of the practice of Nichiren Shoshu. It is here where we put the profound principles of true Buddhism into a concrete physical form, so that we can participate in the true teaching with our bodies and minds. At the ceremonies, conducted by the Nichiren Shoshu priest, faith, practice, and study all come together.