Happy Science New York

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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Words of Truth

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 1,800 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.

Sunday Service

Every Sunday - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Through these lectures and seminars, we will learn spiritual truths and guidance on how to ...

Study Groups

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Our monthly study group offerings, for those who wish to learn the teachings of Happy Science to nurture ...

Courses & Training

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Our monthly discipline and training courses intended for Happy Science members who seek to deepen ...

Calendar: September 2015

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 Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, please contact us below.

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


9/6Monthly Ritual Prayer
11:00am to 11:30pm
Please inquire
Minister Keiko Hoshino
9/6Potluck Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Gratitude offering, please bring a dish to share
9/6Sunday Service
The Laws of Wisdom
The Laws of Wisdom
Shine your diamond within! An invitation to intellectual happiness, which is filled with infinite possibilities.
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keith Shimada
9/13Sunday Service
Shedding our False Selves
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino
9/13Book Club
Messages from Heaven
Messages from Heaven
If you could speak to Jesus, Buddha, Moses, or Muhammad, what would you ask?
2:15pm to 3:15pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Hiroko Ozawa
9/20Special Service
Commemorating the visit of Master Okawa & Yuta Okawa to NY
11:30am to 12:45pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino
9/20Sunday Service
Creating a Positive Self
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 suggested offering
Assistant Minister Mariko Gale
9/20Tea with Trilogy
A group discussion and Dharma talk
2:15m to 3:15pm
Gratitude offering
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
9/24Seminar for Woman
10 Principles of Happiness for Women
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$30 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino


SunReflective Meditation
Eightfold Path
10:30am to 11:00am
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino
WedEvening Meditation
Eightfold Path
7:00pm to 7:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino
ThursEvening Meditation
Eightfold Path
7:00pm to 7:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Keiko Hoshino
On DemandMaster Okawa's Lecture
Viewing is available upon request, please contact us to schedule.
Tues to FriLunch Time Meditation
Mediation is available upon request, please contact us to schedule.
Tues to SunMorning Prayers
9:00am to 10:00am
Gratitude offering

Special Limited Engagement

New Happy Science Movie Screening from October 2nd to 6th

The Laws of the Universe, Part 0
The Laws of the Universe, Part 0
Five high school students, residing at the Nazca Academy Boarding School, investigate the mysterious disappearance of a female classmate, only to uncover a menacing danger of extraterrestrial origin.
Cinema Village - 22 East 12th Street
Showtime and Tickets

Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Revised: 9/2/15

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Experience it

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.

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To volunteer, please contact our branch

Monthly Magazine

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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Prosperity Thinking
Prosperity Thinking: Developing the Mindset for Attracting Infinite Riches is a unique flavor of success management by Ryuho Okawa, who nurtured this discipline to become a prolific author and international Teacher of faith. You, too, can achieve meaningful success by applying the principles of Prosperity Thinking in everyday life.

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Happy Science New York
79 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

(212) 343-7972

Tuesday to Sunday
10:00am to 7:00pm



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