Welcome to the International Buddhist Congregation website.
Established in 2001, the International Buddhist Congregation (IBC) of Rissho Kosei-kai aims to disseminate the teachings of the Buddha Dharma in English and various other languages, particularly to foreign residents of Japan. Our community, both online and in person, provides a welcoming space where individuals can support each other in cultivating and applying the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha in their daily lives.

- Activities -

〇 Special Events

◇ Flower Festival
10:30 am on Sunday, April 7th, 2024 @ Rissho Kosei-kai Birthplace dojo (in person)

Flower Festival

- Pouring sweet tea on the baby Buddha
- Offering prayers
- Dharma message

〇 Sangha Gathering

3 pm on the 1st Sunday of the month (in person/Zoom hybrid event at the Buddha Hall in the Fumon Media Center)

- Recitation of the selected portions of the Lotus Sutra
- Dharma talk on the monthly theme for Dharma practice
- Dharma circle discussion (learn, practice, and share the Dharma)

Sangha Gathering

〇 Living the Lotus Seminar

7pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month(now online)

Living the Lotus Seminar

- Seminar on the Lotus Sutra
- Q & A
- Dharma circle discussion

〇 “Buddha’s Bookshelf” (Book club)

10am on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month (now online)

- The "Buddha's Bookshelf" is a book club reading group where participants discuss contemporary books on Buddhism and share their unique perspectives in a warm and friendly environment, facilitated by Dr. Dominick Scarangello.
- We are currently reading Gene Reeves’ The Stories of the Lotus Sutra.

“Buddha’s Bookshelf” (Book club)

〇 IBC Sunday Afternoon Gathering

15:30 on the 3rd Sunday of the month (now online)

IBC Sunday Afternoon Gathering

- Join us for sutra recitation and sitting meditation, followed by a short reflection and open dialogue in our Dharma circle discussion group.

〇 IBC Sunday Service

IBC Sunday Service

10am on the 4th Sunday of the month (now online) - Join us for recitation of the selected portions of the Lotus Sutra, followed by a Dharma talk and sharing in Dharma circle discussion groups in both Japanese and English.

〇 Dharma Circle discussion (discovering buddha-nature in oneself and others)

Held regularly (now online)

Dharma Circle discussion

〇 "Let’s Study Japanese"

Let’s Study Japanese

- The IBC Japanese language class is a person-to-person lesson via
Zoom for foreign residents of Japan. We offer beginner and
intermediate classes.
- The lesson schedule will be discussed between the instructor and
the student.
- The lessons are free of charge, except for the cost of the textbook.
- Please apply from ‘Contact’ on the left window.

※Everyone is welcome to all classes and events. Please contact us.