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Rissho Kosei-kai
International of North America
Buddhism for Today
Phone: (323) 262-4430
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Online Basic Buddhism Study Course


Please join us for your eight-week online course to learn basic buddhist teachings.

October 3 - November 21, 2018

9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT

Registration Fee:
$70 General
$50 Members

Rev. Nick Ozuna

Catalog Description:
This is an introductory course on Ekayana Buddhism as interpreted through the writings of Nikkyo Niwano, founder of Rissho Kosei-kai.

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Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to do the following:

  1. Develop an understanding of the basic teachings of Buddhism.

  2. Apply the teachings to their everyday lives.

  3. Convey a moderate understanding of the basic Buddhist teachings to others.

Format: This is an online class that includes assignments, team presentations, discussions, and live online lecture and discussion each Wednesday evening through WebEX at:

9:00 p.m. EST, 8:00 p.m. CST, 7:00 p.m. MST and 6:00 p.m. PST.

Access instructions will be provided once you have completed your registration.

Prerequisite: None, but please note that a computer with Internet access and a headset with a microphone are required to participate in this course.

2018 Syllabus will be available soon - last year's syllabus (pdf)

Required Reading: Basic Teachings of Buddhism (pdf)

Reference Books:

  1. Buddhism for Today, written by Nikkyo Niwano, Kosei Publishing, 1975 (download PDF)
  2. The Threefold Lotus Sutra, translated by Kato, Tamura and Miyasaka, Kosei Publishing, 1975. (download PDF)

These book are also available for purchase through the RKINA website for $15 each (free shipping).

*Cost: (nonrefundable)
$ 70 - General registration
$ 50 - Rissho Kosei-kai members (Membership information is required at registration.)

* If you wish to attend, but are unable to afford the fee, please contact your local RK minister to discuss scholarship options.

Class size limited to 30 for optimal learning experience.

$70 General Regisration

$50 Rissho Kosei-kai Members

register now

Questions? Contact RKINA.

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