The primary practice of Nichiren Shū is chanting the Odaimoku (sacred title), "Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō". The Odaimoku expresses the essence of the teachings of the Lotus Sūtra and by chanting it we can establish a way of life consonant with the eternal truths preached by the Buddha. We are able to enter into complete enlightenment by the merits transferred to us from the eternal practice of the Buddha.

Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple of UK

Our Temple


The Nichiren Shu Buddhist Temple of UK is located in Dagenham, Essex and is part of the Nichiren Shū School (日蓮宗) of Buddhism. The Temple was established in 1997, and the current Chief Minister is the Reverend Kanto Tsukamoto Shōnin.

Nichiren Shū is a confederation of lineages from Nichiren Shonin’s major disciples. The Head Temple of Nichiren Shū is Kuon-ji on Mt. Minobu, Yamanashi Prefecture in Japan; where Nichiren Shōnin spent the last eight years of his life.

We believe that the Buddha is eternal as found in the teachings of the Lotus Sūtra, and that Buddhism is available and applicable to all people in any time period. We believe that Nichiren Shōnin was the messenger of the Buddha who has guided us in cultivating our Buddha nature, a quality inherent in all beings.The path to true liberation and happiness is found and discovered through a deep level of faith in the Buddha’s message.