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.

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Calendar: September 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
8/31 Elementary Japanese Study Group
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Yumiko Nakahara
8/31 Tea with Trilogy
A group discussion and Dharma talk
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gratitude Donation
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
9/7 Sunday Service
Potluck to follow
11:30am to 12:30pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
9/7 Monthly Kigan Service jpn eng
2:00pm to 2:30pm
$25 Per Prayer
Minister Takanobu Kimura
9/14 Lecture Showing
The Grand Strategy for Prosperity
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura
9/14 Town Hall Meeting
Update on Happy Science news and upcoming events
2:30pm to 4:00pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Head Minister Shimada
9/21 Special Lecture by Mr. Yuta Okawa
Go Beyond the Limit
Please join us for a special lecture by Master Okawa's third son, Mr. Yuta Okawa entitled, "Go Beyond the Limit."
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Gratitude Donation
Special Guest: Mr. Yuta Okawa

Postponed Events

The following events have been postponed and will be rescheduled for next month

  • Modern Goddess Study Group
  • Elementary Japanese Study Group
  • Spiritual Entrepreneurs Study Group
  • Lecture at Harvard University


Date Activity
9/11 Special Kigan jpn eng
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Takanobu Kimura
9/18 Group Kigan jpn eng
11:00am to 11:30am
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Takanobu Kimura

Regular / Recurring

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
Learning from great influential historical figures
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gratitude Donation
Led by Mariko and Annette
Saturdays Noon Time Meditation
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Gratitude Donation
Minister Takanobu Kimura

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 9/17/14

 This branch has yet to provide information regarding events and activities for September; 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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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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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

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