What is Rissho Kosei-kai?
Rissho Kosei-kai was founded in 1938 by Nikkyo Niwano and Myoko Naganuma. They saw the need for a Buddhist practice that would combine traditional teaching with everyday application to help a modern and expanding world find peace, harmony, and happiness.
Our study and practices are based on the teachings of Ekayana (One Vehicle) Buddhism. This combination of core Buddhist teachings and the wisdom found in the Three-fold Lotus Sutra, guides the members in their daily lives, helping them develop spiritual maturity and produces a very fulfilling life.
Rissho Kosei-Kai has 1.8 million members and 250 centers worldwide.
Rissho Kosei-kai of Seattle
Located in Federal Way, Washington, near Seattle, the Buddhist Learning Center provides a place for meditation and spiritual growth through the study and practice of Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist principles.The path of Buddhism is inclusive and available to all. We welcome you to join us!
Rissho Kosei-kai combines traditional Buddhist teachings with everyday application, to help bring peace, harmony, and happiness to the world. Through these teachings, we are able to recognize the buddha-nature in ourselves and others. We support each other and our community in the development of awareness, compassion and peace.
Together at our Buddhist Center, we discover and celebrate spiritual growth. We share our experiences with each other to build a bond of integrity and strength within our sangha community. Through increased awareness and learning to live in the moment, we have the chance to gain wisdom and compassion for ourselves and others. We carry this practice of positive approach to the larger world in our daily lives.
Rev. Nick Ozuna serves as the minister of Rissho Kosei-Kai of Seattle. Rev. Ozuna graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and subsequently studied Buddhism at Rissho Kosei-Kai's Gakurin Seminary in Tokyo, Japan.
He studied and worked at Rissho Kosei-Kai’s headquarters in Japan for over five years. Following his ordination, Rev. Ozuna was assigned to establish a Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Center in Tampa Bay, Florida while engaged in an intensive internship with the Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater. Rev. Ozuna completed his internship in 2010 and served as the head of the Buddhist Center until moving to RKINA in 2014.
That year he moved to Los Angeles to serve as a traveling minister with RKINA, Rissho Kosei-Kai’s US headquarters. For five years he traveled regularly to each of the US Buddhist Centers offering support and guidance.
In 2019. Rev. Ozuna moved to Federal Way with his wife Chika and son Milo. He resides with his family in the Buddhist Learning Center and ministers to the members of the sangha scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as manages the daily programs of the Center.
Our Minister - Rev. Nick Ozuna