祥栄山 Shoeizan Buddhist Mission of Rochester belongs within the lineage of Nichiren Shu Buddhism. We follow the teachings of the Eternal Shakyamuni Buddha as set forth in the Lotus Sutra and in the teachings of our founder Nichiren Shonin. Our main practice is chanting the Odaimoku (Great Title) of the Lotus Sutra:

Namu Myoho Renge Kyo

The Odaimoku expresses the essence of the teachings of the Lotus Sutra and by chanting it we establish a way of life consonant with the eternal truths preached by the Buddha. Without PRACTICE there is no Buddhism! We endeavor to put our effort and faith into regular practice to better realize and share the benefits of the Dharma through its application in our daily lives. Our purpose is to nurture the Buddha seeds in all sentient beings. It is the aspiration of this Temple to spread Buddhism throughout the inner-cities in the old industrial Rust-Belt on the East Coast of the United States and Canada. It is our intention to make Buddhism more accessible to a broader social-economic and racial demographic.

祥栄山 Shoeizan Nichiren Buddhist Mission of Rochester is focused on community outreach to the inner-city of Rochester, NY. Shoeizan Nichiren Buddhist Mission is a lay person led and independent Nichiren Buddhist organization that is open to any and all who wish to come and chant with us. Namu Myoho Renge Kyo!



Independent Nichiren Buddhist Mission following Nichiren Shu Buddhism