A Universal Religion for Today

Your Happiness
is Our Mission

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.
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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. Want to learn more? Please watch this short introductory video for a visual overview.

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.
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.


New York

79 Franklin Street

New York, NY 10013


New Jersey

725 River Road, #102B

Edgewater, NJ 07020



1874 Piedmont Avenue NE, #360-C

Atlanta, GA 30324



5208 8th Street

Zephyrhills, FL 33542


Los Angeles

1590 East Del Mar Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91106


Orange County

10231 Slater Avenue, #204

Fountain Valley, CA 92708


San Diego

7841 Balboa Avenue, #202

San Diego, CA 92111


San Francisco

525 Clinton Street

Redwood City, CA 94062



1221 Kapiolani Boulevard, #920

Honolulu, HI 96814



4504 Kukui Street, #21

Kapaa, HI 96746



845 The Queensway

Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1N6



#212-2609 East 49th Avenue

Vancouver, BC V5S 1J9


Recent Publications

HS Monthly: Light

Light Up the Darkness

The Starting Point of Happiness

A Guide to Positive Living with Faith, Love, and Courage

The Laws of Mission

Essential Truths For Spiritual Awakening in a Secular Age

Invincible Thinking

An Essential Guide for a Lifetime of Growth, Success, and Triumph

Spiritual Interview with Liu Xiaobo

The Fight for Freedom Continues

Healing from Within

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

The Unhappiness Syndrome

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

The Laws of Success

A spiritual guide to turning your hopes into reality

The Miracle of Meditation

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

The Essence of Buddha

The path to Enlightenment