Since its establishment in 1986, Happy Science has been aiming to light a torch of Buddha’s Truth in every corner of the world. Today, the Truth has reached more than 12 million members in over 166 different countries, and it still continues to further spread at a steady speed. We conduct a variety of activities based upon the belief that the happiness of the society as a whole is realized through the happiness of the individual.
Happy Science temples are sacred places to deepen our love and faith, and to heighten our enlightenment. It is a special place that receives heaven’s light and provides us with an environment to experience life on a much more profound level. Here, we can take time in deep introspection, cultivate serenity, meditate and feel divine light and love. Our minds are easily clouded from the rough vibrations of modern-day living, and it becomes increasingly difficult to connect with our deeper selves – our true self that is in touch with our guardian spirit, High-Spirits and the Lord. Our Happy Science temples are places where we can completely retreat from our busy modern lives, and find a sanctuary for our mind and soul. It is a spiritually protected place where everyone can safely meditate and self-reflect. We also hold special events on a regular basis such as international retreats where members and non-members can come together to meet and advance in their soul training.
In order to accommodate various types of activities, we have around 10,000 Shojas, branches and temples, and missionary centers all over the world, for the Happy Science activities to be conducted. Other than in Japan, Happy Science hold activities in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Kenya, Uganda, Haiti and in many other parts of the world. Members visit their branches and temples as well as the main temples on a regular basis to recharge themselves with spiritual energy through self-reflection, and discipline themselves towards higher enlightenment in order to carry out activities in creating an ideal world.