Master Ryuho Okawa is a World Teacher of true happiness, whose mission is to lay down guiding principles for humanity for the next two to three thousand years. Since starting in 1986, he has given over 2,300 heart-warming and enlightening lectures, at times speaking to audiences of up to 50,000 people at some of the world’s largest venues such as Tokyo Dome in Japan and Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
His teachings are simple enough for people of all ages and backgrounds to understand, yet deeply profound. By revealing the Truth, the beauty and value of the world and human life, he is awakening people to their true nature and potential so that they may know what real happiness is and how they may achieve it. In addition to expounding the universal laws, he also gives practical advice on how to solve current financial, economical and political issues on a national as well as global scale. His passion, energy and courage to bring happiness to people all over the world are truly an inspiration to behold.
The Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
Master Okawa gave his first public lecture titled “Commemoration of the Start of Happy Science Discussion” at Nippori Shuhan Kaikan in Tokyo on November 23rd, 1986, where 87 people stood witness to the moment of the first turning of the wheel of Dharma. The next lecture he gave in 1987 in front of an audience of 400 people and was titled “The Principles of Happiness.” It was the starting point of a string of lectures that would reveal the basic principles of Buddha’s Dharma, and build the framework for Happy Science teachings.
In the lecture “The Principle of Happiness,” Master Okawa introduced the “exploration of the right mind,” and the Fourfold Path (consisting of Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection and Progress) as a way to explore the right mind. The lecture was followed by, “The Principle of Love”, “The Principle of the Mind,” “The Principle of Enlightenment,” “The Principle of Self-Reflection,” “The Principle of Prayer,” and “The Ten Great Principles.”
On July 15th, 1991, Master Okawa gave a lecture titled, “The Victory of Faith” where he for the first time revealed himself to be El Cantare in front of an assembly of 50,000 people in Tokyo Dome.
Beginning with a special public lecture in October of 1991 titled, “The Happy Science Theory of Raising a Nation”, and following lectures such as “The Eternal Challenge,” “Secret Strategies for a Successful Life,” “A Guide for a Revitalized Japan,” and “A Choice for the Future” Master Okawa emerged as a national teacher, spelling out suggestions for a wide variety of areas such as politics, economics, foreign diplomacy and social issues.
Master’s World Missionary Tours to “Spread the Truth to the end of the world.”
From 2007 Master Ryuho Okawa began his national missionary tour, energetically lecturing all over the country in both small and large venues, sharing his vision for the new era, preaching on faith, love, courage and encouraging people to take action for building a Utopia on earth.
On November 18th 2007, Master Okawa gave his first official lecture overseas in Hawaii, where he openly stated that El Cantare is the being whom Jesus Christ called “Father.” In this historical lecture, Master Okawa directed his declar ation as El Cantare to the entire world. It was a transition from a national teacher to “World Teacher” and Grand Savior, whose mission is to bring salvation to all humankind.
Since then, he has been offering lectures in English for an ever-growing number of believers abroad in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Revealing the Laws of the Universe and how to prepare for the upcoming Space Age
Not only is Master Ryuho Okawa preaching the existence of the Spirit World, but he is also working to open people’s mind to accept the existence of extraterrestrial life. In early 2010 Master Okawa began conducting ‘alien readings,’ or the channeling of souls whose origins or past lives are from others stars and planets, to gather information on other life forms in the universe.
In a key lecture given at Yokohama Arena before an audience of 10,000 people on December 4th, 2010 titled, “An Introduction to Worldwide Teachings of El Cantare – The Paradigm Shift to a New Age and New Hope for Future Beings,” Master Okawa declared that one of many his missions is to develop the civilization of humankind far enough so that they may enter the Space Age. Many extraterrestrial beings are living on Earth today and are waiting for humankind to rise to the level where they may start communicating and interacting with them on equal grounds. “The Laws of the Universe” is the foundation upon which humans will be able to communicate and understand beings from outer space.