What are we born for?
Where do we go after death?
What is true happiness?

It is Buddhism that elucidates the truth to answer these questions.

Buddhism, the teachings of Lord Buddha (Sakyamuni Buddha), tells us that
the present world is full of sufferings, where we cannot find true happiness.


– Greatest bliss for human beings –
Lord Buddha expounded as follows:
"Exercising self-restraint, living the holy and chaste life, realizing the Four Noble Truths,
and attaining nirvana in the end - this is the greatest blessing."

(The Mahamangala-sutta, the Suttanipata II-4.)

True happiness elucidated by Lord Buddha is to attain true peace of mind called nirvana.

No matter what kind of life one may lead,
its significance depends on whether or not one can finish one’s life in true peace.


The first step to nirvana is to follow the moral principle.
That is to know and repay the Fourfold Kindness:
1. kindness of parents
2. kindness of sentient beings
3. kindness of nations’ leaders (society)
4. kindness of the Triple Gem (the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha)


Buddhist temples are erected in order to teach us
to follow the teachings of Lord Buddha and lead us to attain nirvana.
Therefore, everything in the temple is the manifestation of the Buddha’s teachings.


All the buildings of the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism were completed
with the pure devotion and dedication of the followers of Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan,
who practice the Buddhist way to attain nirvana, with their earnest wish to light a torch
of hope signaling the dawn of spiritual civilization in this modern world of chaos and confusion.

We, Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, neither promote nor seek for present-life benefit.
This temple is not and will never be a sightseeing attraction.
We will continue to strive for true practice of Buddhism bequeathed to us by Lord Buddha,
with the lofty ideal of bringing peace to everyone.



Outline


Head Temple

Name Nenbutsushu Sampozan Muryojuji
Location 1136 Kami-mikusa, Kato City, Hyogo prefecture
Email Address info@nenbutsushu.or.jp

There are thirty-three branch temples or buildings all over Japan with the Royal Grand Hall of Buddhism as the head temple.

Principal Image

Amida Triad (Amida Buddha, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva)

Scripture

Basis  All the Scriptures of Buddhism
Main sutras  The Triple Pure Land Sutras
The Sutra on Amitayus
The Sutra on Contemplating Amitayus
The Amida Sutra

Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Mr. Kazuhiko Hishimura (May 2010 – Present)
(The First Chair: Mr. Seizo Takeda)

Organization

9 blocks in Japan ...
 Hokkaido, Kanto, Tokai, Hokuriku, Kyoto, Nara, Kansai, Chugoku/Shikoku, Kyushu

Activities

Practice based on the teachings of Lord Buddha
Buddhist sermons, study sessions, children’s classes, Sunday school, summer camp, social welfare activities, restoration of the Holy Places related to Lord Buddha, propagation of Buddhism, etc.