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Welcome to The New York Buddhist Church

Greetings from the New York Buddhist Church Sangha

The sangha members of the New York Buddhist Church welcome you to join us in hearing, learning and practicing the Buddha-Dharma.

The New York Buddhist Church (founded 1938) is a temple of Jodoshinshu True Pure Land School Buddhism, whose head temple is Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan.  May the Wisdom and Compassion of Amida Buddha, which embraces us just as we are, touch your heart so that you may be awakened to the world of Living With Nembutsu, guided by the teachings of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262).

The New York Buddhist Church 331-332 Riverside Drive, N.Y. 10025


This month on September 24th at 11:30 AM, we will be celebrating Higan-e (Autumnal Equinox) Service. Higan is an abbreviation of "To-higan" with "To" meaning "to arrive" and "higan" means "other shore." This expresses the idea that the Buddha guides people from this worldly shore to the other shore of the Pure Land. During O-Higan, people in Japan return to their homes and visit their family cemeteries and temples. Special services are conducted for a period of one week during the equinox to pay their respect to their ancestors just as they do during Obon. We hope that you will join us in-person or online for this special service.

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Namu Amida Butsu

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