Happy Science is an organization of people who aim to cultivate their souls and deepen their love and wisdom through learning and practicing the teachings (the Truth) taught by Master Ryuho Okawa. Members study the teachings through books, lectures, and seminars that impart spiritual knowledge about life and the world. They also practice meditation and self-reflection daily, based on the Truth they have learned. In this way members develop a deeper understanding of life, develop character and leadership qualities, and are empowered to contribute to the development of the world.
Receiving the The Dharma of the Right Mind
Depending on how deeply your soul feels connected to the Truth, you can join Happy Science as a Student Member or as a Devotee to The Three Treasures, which are: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Student members receive a small prayer book The Dharma of the Right Mind, which contains the basic Happy Science sutra and two sacred prayers: Prayer to the Lord and Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits. Those who want to pledge devotion to The Three Treasures will receive the full version of The Dharma of the Right Mind and two additional prayer books.
How to Join?
All Happy Science members have faith in El Cantare – the supreme spirit whose mission is to bring happiness to all humanity. The teachings of El Cantare go beyond the differences of all religions, all nations and all races. Therefore Happy Science is a religion that unites and is open to everyone. Happy Science welcomes all people who want to improve themselves through the exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection and Progress. Through improving ourselves, members are able to bring positive changes to their families, society and the world, in other words – contribute in creating a Utopia on Earth. To join Happy Science is a precious opportunity, so please consider becoming a member of our happy family. For your convenience, we offer two options for membership.
All new members will receive a Welcome Package that includes the Dharma of the Right Mind (in digital format) and automatically recieve our Words of Wisdom newsletter and membership related news and updates.
Online membership donation is $10.00
Visit a Local Temple
All new members will receive the Dharma of the Right Mind and the opportunity to consult with a Minister to guide your exploration of faith. Advanced seekers of Truth can elect to become a Devotee member.
To become a Devotee, please visit your local branch