A Universal Religion for Today and for Future Generations

Happy Science is a global religion that aims to teach the truth about life, the world, and ourselves to inspire and give guidance in the 21st century and onwards. The founder, Master Ryuho Okawa, teaches the global and universal Truth of El Cantare, whose mission is to create harmony and prosperity for all people. The Principles of Happiness taught at Happy Science transcend nations, cultures and religions and are the key to resolving religious conflicts worldwide.

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New York Branch

The grand mission of Happy Science is to create utopia on Earth - to save all humankind through the worldwide dissemination of the universal Truth as taught by El Cantare, the Lord of all Gods. The Truth that we teach transcends the barriers of race, culture and religion, and is a major force in uniting a despairingly fragmented world. Members of Happy Science strive for self-refinement through a continuous practice of faith and the education of the soul via the 'exploration of the right mind' and the Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection, and Progress.

Our Temple is open to all who wish to learn more of the beautiful and inspiring teachings of Master Ryuho Okawa. We warmly invite you to visit our Soul Training Center to experience our teachings first hand. We offer a myriad of activities that will invigorate your mind, body and soul. Our events are donation driven and open to the public.

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Upcoming Events

At Happy Science, we learn the universal Truth about ourselves, of life, the world and the universe to discover the infinite paths to happiness. No matter where you come from or what religion you may belong to, be it Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish, Hinduism or others, Happy Science welcomes you to join us and study these teachings together. With over 1,000 books and counting, it is a fountain of wisdom revealing the workings of the mind and the universe, unveiling the method to achieve great harmony between private and public happiness.

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Calendar: April 2014

Private sessions for meditation, video lectures, and counseling can be scheduled outside the public open hours upon reservation. Please contact us in advance to schedule an appointment. Public hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Daily prayers are held at 10:30am and 5:30pm, excluding Mondays. For more information, please contact us below.

Saturday

Date Activity
4/5 Noon Time Meditation
Four Stage Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/12 Noon Time Meditation
Meditation on Harmonization
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/12 Movie Showing
The Laws of the Sun
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
4/19 Noon Time Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/19 Cleansing the Mind
Guardian Sprits and the Workings of Your Subconscious
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Offering: $10 Suggested Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/26 Noon Time Meditation
Light Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/26 Cleansing the Mind
How to Think Big and Find a Greater Mission in Life
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Offering: $10 Suggested Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara

Sunday

Date Activity
3/30 REIGEN Study Group
Learn about the newest spiritual messages by Master Okawa
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
3/30 Japanese Study
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/6 Gratitude Service & Potluck
11:30am to 2:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/6 Monthly Kigan Service
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Offering: $25 Per Prayer
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/6 Soul Trainer Course Study Group
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Offering: $10 Suggested Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/13 Tea with Trilogy
Exploring deep topics in The Laws of the Sun
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
4/20 Group Kigan jpn eng
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/27 REIGEN Study Group
Learn about the newest spiritual messages by Master Okawa
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/27 Japanese Study
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara

Weekly

Date Activity
4/2 Youth Study Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Yushi Hagimoto
4/3 Noon Time Meditation
Four Stage Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/9 Youth Study Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Yushi Hagimoto
4/10 Special Kigan jpn
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Robert Nakada
4/10 Noon Time Meditation
Meditation on Harmonization
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/16 Youth Study Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Yushi Hagimoto
4/17 Noon Time Meditation
Meditation of the Great Ocean
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/17 Special Seminar Off-Site
Self Producing You
@ The Graduate Center, CUNY / Map
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Register: selfproducingyou.eventbrite.com

Dr. Hironobu Sunada
Minister and former medical research staff at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY

4/23 Youth Study Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Yushi Hagimoto
4/24 Noon Time Meditation
Light Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
4/30 Youth Study Group
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Offering: Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Yushi Hagimoto

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 3/28/14


 This branch has yet to provide information regarding events and activities for April; please contact the branch for more information.

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Happy Science is a universal religion that unites everyone; therefore, we welcome all who wish to improve themselves through the exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection and Progress. Through self-refinement, members learn to enact positive change in their lives. Imbued with a sense of purpose (rooted in love and altruism), our members gain confidence to pursue roles that positively affect society.

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Happiness Planting

There are many expressions of offerings in Happy Science, such as offering time, experience or skills. As a non-profit organization, we rely solely on contributions from members (and friends) to fund activities and support our ministers. It is not the quantity that matters, but the quality and attitude of the offering, so we encourage all who appreciate our teachings to consider a showing of gratitude in the form of regular offerings.

Offerings can be made using the "Happiness Planting" donations envelope at your local temple or through our donations page.

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Happy Science Monthly is our worldwide publication that includes teachings of universal Truth that have already awakened many. Each issue contains the latest insight into the world of Happy Science such as news stories, events and members' life-changing experiences, and the sharing of our vast collection of Master Okawa's teachings.
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Originally published in 1986, Master Ryuho Okawa's first book The Laws of the Sun explores the fundamental teachings of Happy Science and has provided the spiritual basis for over 1,400 books since. 26 years later, IRH Press is publishing the updated edition of this foundational text with new insights and observations.
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Additional Information

Happy Science New York
79 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013 Map
D: Tuesday to Sunday
H: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays

(212) 343-7972
ny@happy-science.org
newyork.happyscience-na.org

Happy Science Official (JPN)
 happy-science.jp

Okawa Books (ENG)
 okawabooks.com

IRH Press Co. (JPN)
 irhpress.co.jp

The Liberty Web (JPN)
 eng.the-liberty.com

Happy Science International (ENG)
 happy-science.org

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