My name is Rev. Katsuji Suzuki. It is a great pleasure and honor to introduce myself on the occasion of my second assignment to the role of serving to the community of the International Buddhist Congregation of Rissho Kosei-kai. I served to IBC previously from the end of the year 2008 to the year 2014 and I am very much excited to start again to learn Buddha's teaching, more especially through the teaching of the Lotus Sutra and put it into practice together with all the members of IBC.
Especially I was so lucky to deepen my understanding of Buddhism in English through my association with past and current International Advisors to IBC, namely, the late Dr. Gene Reeves, Ｄｒ. Brook Ziporyn, Dr. Miriam Levering and Dr. Dominick Scarangello. It was and is truly faith confirming and wisdom sharpening experience with these advisors and I am expecting all friends of IBC to continuously enjoy this valuable and life fulfilling experience.
Also I would like to devote myself to learn and share the ways how we can enjoy a secure, meaningful and joyful life together with the fellow friends from overseas living in Japan.
I would like to invite also an abundant new visitors to IBC's Sunday Service to enjoy Buddhist learning and practices.
Let us enjoy the life and learning in IBC for your own fulfillment and for the happiness of your friends.
We members of Rissho Kosei-kai
Take refuge in the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni
And recognize in Buddhism a true way of liberation,
Under the guidance of our revered founder, Nikkyo Niwano.
In the spirit of lay Buddhists, we vow to perfect ourselves
Through personal discipline and leading others
And by improving our knowledge and practice of the faith,
We pledge ourselves to follow the bodhisattva way
To bring peace to our families, communities, and countries
And to the world.
Fumon-Media Center (FMC) on the 3F.
2-7-1 Wada, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 166-8537, Japan
Tel: 03-5341-1230 Fax: 03-5341-1224
- 1. Take Keio bus No. 32 for Kosei-kai Seido Fumon-kan mae at the bus stop No. 17 of JR Shinjuku Station (West Exit).