A Universal Religion for Today

Our Mission
is Your Happiness

Happy Science is a global religion that aims to teach the truth about life, the world, and ourselves to inspire and give guidance in the 21st century and onwards. The founder, Ryuho Okawa, teaches the universal Truth of El Cantare, whose mission is to create harmony and prosperity for all people. The Principles of Happiness taught at Happy Science transcend nations, cultures and religions and are the key to resolving religious conflicts worldwide.

What is Happy Science?

Universal Teachings

At Happy Science, we learn the universal Truth about ourselves, of life, the world and the universe to discover the infinite paths to happiness. No matter where you come from or what religion you may belong to, Happy Science welcomes you to join and study these teachings together.

In a Nutshell

Important Truths

One of the most important Truths about life is that Divinity exists. Our “real self” is an existence that continues after death because people’s souls are blessed with eternal life. During our life in this world, the happiness we seek must be one that bridges from this phenomenal world to the next.


Helpful topics

Happy Science is a universal religion that unites everyone; therefore, we welcome all who wish to improve themselves through the exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Principles of Happiness. We invite you to learn more about our Teachings via the following articles and resources.



For your convenience, we offer two options for membership:

  1. Register online to receive the Dharma of the Right Mind (digital format) and membership related communications - ($10 donation).
  2. Visit a local branch to consult with a minister and receive the Dharma of the Right Mind prayer book. This option is recommended for those seeking advanced instruction.

Join online

The Principles of Happiness

The Fourfold Path

The Fourfold Path is a unique teaching of Happy Science. It is a set of guideposts in the exploration of the Right Mind a method to achieving true happiness. The Principles of Happiness are the four methods of freeing ourselves from worldly worries and distress and, at the same time, a modern path to enlightenment.


Teaches that true love is “love that gives” – selfless love, detached from personal desires.


Focuses on the importance of studying the Truth; teachings that convey the true meaning of life.


Emphasizes the importance of correcting wrong thoughts and returning our mind to a clean state.


Focuses on success or happiness through positive action and personal development.


Ryuho Okawa

Ryuho Okawa

Ryuho Okawa is a renowned spiritual leader and international best-selling author with a simple goal: to help people find true happiness and create a better world. His deep compassion and sense of responsibility for the happiness of each individual has led him to write over 2,200 titles of religious, spiritual, and self-development teachings, covering a broad range of topics. He also writes on the topics of management and economy, as well as the relationship between religion and politics in the global context. To date, Okawa's books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 28 languages.


Invitation to Happiness

A program inviting you on a journey to true happiness, answering life's deepest questions such as the meaning of life, life after death, relationships and world peace. Introducing the teachings of Global Visionary Ryuho Okawa. Airing in select cities this summer. Click here for the broadcast schedule.

Watch previously aired episodes on YouTube

Ep 1: The Purpose of Life

Ep 2: Happiness Begins with You

Ep 3: Building Your Future

Ep 4: Rid Negative Influences

Ep 5: Life After Death

Ep 6: World Peace

Ep 7: The Meaning Behind Illness

Ep 8: God is Never Silent (Final)

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

In many ways, life is like an obstacle course that has been specially designed for each individual to complete.

Change Your Life, Change the World

For more inspiration, please visit

Obstacle Course

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Recent Publications
HS Monthly: Perspectives

HS Monthly: Perspectives

Maximize the time you spend thinking of others

Healing from Within

Healing from Within

Life-changing keys to calm, spiritual, and healthy living

The Unhappiness Syndrome

The Unhappiness Syndrome

28 habits of unhappy people (and how to change them)

The Laws of Success

The Laws of Success

A spiritual guide to turning your hopes into reality

A Life of Triumph

A Life of Triumph

Unleashing your light upon the world

The Miracle of Meditation

The Miracle of Meditation

Opening your life to peace, joy, and the power within

The Essence of Buddha

The Essence of Buddha

The path to Enlightenment

Spiritual Interview with the Guardian Spirit of New South Korean President Moon Jae-In

Spiritual Interview with the Guardian Spirit of...

The True Intentions Behind His Korean Unification