Our Practices of Faith

Sutra Recitation

Daily recitation of excerpts from the Lotus Sutra is one of the most essential religious practices in which Rissho Kosei-kai members engage. They read them aloud each morning and evening before the Buddhist altars in their homes or at the churches.

Hoza: Circle of Compassion

One of the most important of Rissho Kosei-kai's religious activities is a unique form of group counseling known as hoza. The members of a hoza group usually sit together in a circle, creating warm,intimate atmosphere for open discussion. Members share problems and raise questions in the hoza as the other members listen and respond with compassion, trying to understand his or her problem, situation, and emotions.

Sharing the Teachings

For the sake of the peace and happiness of the people of the world, go into all regions and preach the doctrine," Buddha said to his disciples.  Following that example, members of Rissho Kosei-kai strive to share the Buddha's teachings with many people.