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 1,600 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.

Calendar: January 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.


Date Activity
1/4 Sunday Service & Potluck
What is Ritual Prayer?
Preceding the service, we are hosting our monthly potluck lunch
Potluck: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Service: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$10 Suggested Offering
Minister Takanobu Kimura
1/4 Monthly Kigan
2:30pm to 3:00pm
$25 per prayer
Minister Takanobu Kimura
1/11 Sunday Service
Cultivating a Deeper Understanding of the Laws of Wisdom
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 Suggested Offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto
1/11 Master Okawa Lecture Showing
God is Never Silent
3:00pm to 4:30pm
1/18 Sunday Service
Magic! How to Create an Inspiring Awe
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 Suggested Offering
Vice Minister Mariko Gale
1/18 Tea with Trilogy
A group discussion and Dharma talk
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gratitude Offering
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
1/25 Sunday Service
The Virtue of Becoming an Angel of Wealth
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 Suggested Offering
Minister Takanobu Kimura
1/25 Modern Goddess Study Group
2:30pm to 4:00pm
$10 Suggested Offering
Minister Yumiko Nakahara


Date Activity
1/1 Special Kigan jpn
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Keith Shimada
1/1 Group Kigan jpn
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Takanobu Kimura
1/1 Temple Closed
NY temple will be closed from Dec. 27th to 30th
1/31 Koan Seminar
The Heart of Happiness Planting
Be Free from Wordly Desires
1:00pm to 5:00pm
$30 Suggested Offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto


Date Activity
Tues. to Sun. Morning Prayers
10:00am to 10:15am
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
Tues. to Fri. Evening Prayers & Meditation
Four Stage Meditation
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
Thursdays Wall Street Zen Seminar Off-Site
48 Wall Street, 11th Fl.
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Gratitude Donation
No session on 1/15 & 1/29
Ministers Alexander Kimura & Max Hagimoto
Fridays Advanced Study Group
Becoming an Ideal Believer
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 1/8/15

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

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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.

Learn how you can become a beacon of light in your community.

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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 online donations portal.

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To volunteer, please contact our branch

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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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Messages from Heaven
Messages from Heaven offers spiritual wisdom and answers to the questions of the divine messages of love, faith, miracles, gratitude, forgiveness from Jesus; inquires on humility, kindness, and enlightenment in the ordinary life with the Buddha; the meaning of righteousness, sin, and justice from Moses; and answers to questions about tolerance, faith, spirituality, and wealth from Muhammad.
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Additional Information


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

(212) 343-7972



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