Welcome to the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of the Antelope Valley!

We are a community of Buddhists who practice according to the teachings of 13th century religious prophet and reformer Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282).

Our community functions under the auspices of Rev. Ryuei Michael McCormick, Minister of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of San Francisco and Assistant Minister of San Jose Myokakuji Betsuin Temple in San Jose.

Our spiritual practice is based upon realizing and living the Buddha's teaching expressed in the Lotus Sutra that all beings without exception have a pure, blissful, eternal, and true nature that expresses itself as selfless compassion and perfect peace.

We affirm our belief in the Lotus Sutra by chanting the Odaimoku (Sacred Title) of "Namu Myoho Renge Kyo," which means "I take refuge in the Wonderful Dharma of the Lotus Flower Teaching."

We believe that Nichiren Shonin was the messenger of the Buddha who has guided us in cultivating our Buddha nature, a quality inherent in all beings, and establishing a way of life consonant with the eternal truths preached by the Buddha.

We vow to the Buddha and Nichiren Shonin that we will strive to engender peace within ourselves and throughout the world by spreading the teaching expounded in the Lotus Sutra.