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.

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Calendar: February 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
2/1 Sunday Service & Potluck
Miraculous Ways to Achieve Your Goals
Preceding the service, we are hosting our monthly potluck lunch
Potluck: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Service: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto
2/1 Monthly Kigan
2:30pm to 3:00pm
$30 per prayer
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto
2/8 Sunday Service
Introduction to the Path to Human Perfection
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Takanobu Kimura
2/8 Master Okawa's Lecture Showing
How to Rebuild Your Life
3:00pm to 4:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto
2/15 Sunday Service
Giving Love, Be Happy!
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Lay Vice Minister Mariko Gale
2/15 Tea with Trilogy
A group discussion and Dharma talk
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Gratitude offering
Hosted by Ms. Asami Inouye
2/22 Sunday Service
Developing Faith
1:00pm to 2:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Minister Takanobu Kimura
2/22 Master Okawa's Lecture Showing
Progress that Starts from Righteousness
3:00pm to 4:30pm
$10 suggested offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto


Date Activity
1/31 Koan Seminar
The Heart of Happiness Planting
Be Free from Wordly Desires
1:00pm to 5:00pm
$30 suggested offering
Minister Takanobu Kimura
2/28 Koan Seminar
Believe in Me
1:00pm to 5:00pm
$60 suggested offering
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto


Date Activity
2/3 Temple Closed
The Special Prayer service will be held as scheduled
2/3 Special Kigan
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Please inquire
Minister Keith Shimada
2/4 Temple Closed
The 7:00pm study group will be held as scheduled
2/5 New Golden Rules of Wealth Off-Site
48 Wall Street, 11th Fl.
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Gratitude donation
Ministers Alexander Kimura & Max Hagimoto
2/19 New Golden Rules of Wealth Off-Site
48 Wall Street, 11th Fl.
12:15pm to 12:45pm
Gratitude donation
Ministers Alexander Kimura & Max Hagimoto


Date Activity
Tues. to Sun. Morning Prayers
9:45am to 10:30am
Gratitude donation
Tues. to Fri. Evening Prayers & Meditation
Four Stage Meditation
6:00pm to 6:45pm
Gratitude donation
Wednesdays Basic Study Group
Become a Happy Science Researcher
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Gratitude donation
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto
Fridays Advanced Study Group
Become an Ideal Believer
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gratitude donation
Vice Minister Yushi Hagimoto

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 1/31/15

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

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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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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