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


Date Activity
10/11 Koan Seminar
The Laws of Perseverance, Part II
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Offering: $30 Suggested Donation
Minister Yushi Hagimoto
10/18 New Life Expo Off-Site
We are exhibiting at the New Life Expo Booth #342
Pennsylvania Hotel (Map)
10:00am to 9:00pm
Temple Closed


Date Activity
9/28 Commemoration Service
This Sunday we are celebrating the anniversary of Master Okawa visit to the New York Temple on September 28, 2008.
1:00pm to 3:40pm
Gratitude Donation
Takanobu Kimura & Yushi Hagimoto
9/28 Lecture Showing
Yuta Okawa's Missionary Experience in the U.S.
A discussion with Mr. Yuta Okawa and his father, regarding his recent visit to the States.
2:00pm to 3:40pm
$10 to $50
Takanobu Kimura & Yushi Hagimoto
10/5 Monthly Kigan Service
11:30am to 12:00pm
$25 Per Prayer
Minister Takanobu Kimura
10/5 Potluck & Sunday Service
Faith and Wealth
Preceding the service, we are hosting our monthly potluck lunch
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
10/12 Sunday Service
Be Free from Self-preservation
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Minister Yushi Hagimoto
10/12 Tea with Trilogy
A group discussion and Dharma talk
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
10/19 New Life Expo Off-Site
We are exhibiting at the New Life Expo Booth #342
Lecture by Minister Takanobu Kimura at 5:00pm in the Moscow room
Pennsylvania Hotel (Map)
11:00am to 7:30pm
Temple Closed
10/26 Sunday Service
The Magnificence of Spiritual Messages
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Takanobu Kimura & Yushi Hagimoto
10/26 Modern Goddess Study Group
A group study for woman; based on the monthly magazine, Are You Happy?
2:30pm to 4:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
11/2 Sunday Service & Potluck
What is Dendo?
Preceding the lecture, we are hosting our monthly potluck lunch
11:30pm to 3:30pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura


Date Activity
10/17 New Life Expo Off-Site
We are exhibiting at the New Life Expo Booth #342
Pennsylvania Hotel (Map)
3:30pm to 10:00pm
Temple Closed
10/21 Special Seminar Off-Site
Welcome to Happy Science
Students of the Japanese culture club will present modern and traditional religions in Japan.
La Guardia Community College (Map)
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Minister Yushi Hagimoto
10/23 Group Kigan jpn
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Takanobu Kimura


Date Activity
Tues. to Sun. Morning Prayers
10:00am to 10:15am
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
Tues. to Fri. Evening Prayers & Meditation
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
Wednesdays Weekly Study Group
An Unshakable Mind
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Yushi Hagimoto
Sundays Sunday Service
1:00pm to 2:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Takanobu Kimura & Yushi Hagimoto

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 9/28/14

 This branch has yet to provide information regarding events and activities for October; 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 online donations portal.

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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
D: Tuesday to Sunday
H: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays

(212) 343-7972

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