Happy Science

What is Happy Science?

Happy Science, based on the universal teachings from Master Ryuho Okawa, was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1986 and is one of the most influential religions in Japan.


It is also the fastest growing with great reason, as its influence reaches all areas of life and society, such as: politics, medical science, art and culture, education and the media.
People from all backgrounds, cultures, professions and faiths, whether Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim or Hindu, have been attracted to our open movement and unique teachings – studying together in unity, harmony and deep-found respect.


At Happy Science we have a vast collection of books and video lectures to study from.


Local and worldwide seminars and events are regularly offered to teach us how to meditate, contemplate, receive inspiration and increase our enlightenment, and have already revolutionized the lives of many.A wave of happiness is already spreading all over. It is an exciting time to share the good news and welcome you!

The purpose of Happy Science is to cultivate great people and create an ideal world which we call: utopia.

Today, Happy Science is already Japan’s biggest and the most influential religion, and it is rapidly growing on a worldwide scale. Let us have a look at our history – the key events that have led to the Happy Science we are today. Happy Science was founded on October 6th, 1986, and was certified as a religious organization in Japan on March 7th, 1991.
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The Founder of Happy Science is Ryuho Okawa. Happy Science believers have a strong faith in the God of the Earth, El Cantare. In order to attain true happiness, also known as enlightenment, the members practice the teachings of Ryuho Okawa on a daily basis by praying, studying the teachings, self-reflecting and meditating. Above all, reciting The Dharma of the Right Mind every morning and evening, is the main pillar of this religious life.


Together with friends and the Dharma friends who share the same faith, we carry out various activities to create an ideal world and to spread happiness. Many of these activities are held at the local branches and temples, and revolve around taking regular visits there.


In order to support these activities, there are more than 10,000 local branches and temples and the Shojas all over Japan and the world. By studying and practicing the Buddha’s Truth at the local temples with Dharma friends, as well as at home during one’s own study time, the teachings at Happy Science will enable you to attain real happiness toward enlightenment. Furthermore, Happy Science is involved in all kinds of activities including social activities for the purpose of creating an ideal world.