A Universal Religion for Today and for Future Generations

Happy Science is a global religion that aims to teach the truth about life, the world, and ourselves to inspire and give guidance in the 21st century and onwards. The founder, Master Ryuho Okawa, teaches the global and universal Truth of El Cantare, whose mission is to create harmony and prosperity for all people. The Principles of Happiness taught at Happy Science transcend nations, cultures and religions and are the key to resolving religious conflicts worldwide.

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New Jersey Branch

The future of science is based on faith. Happy Science is now the greatest global spiritual movement bringing enlightenment to the world by leading in the fields of religion, politics, and economy. It is our goal to explore the measures, methods, and theories that will make humans truly happy and create a prosperous and united free world.

Happy Science is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that studies, practices, and spreads the universal teachings of Truth from the founder and leader, Master Ryuho Okawa, the World Teacher, Buddha, and Savior, throughout the world to bring true happiness, prosperity, and freedom to all humankind.

Our grand mission is to ultimately create utopia on earth through El Cantare faith, and by Exploring the Right Mind by practicing 'the Principles of Happiness, The Fourfold Path of: Love that gives, Wisdom, Self-Reflection and Progress. In order to realize this mission, our organization nurtures an "education of the soul" through lectures, seminars, meditation classes, prayer services and international missionary work and charitable activities. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our events anytime. Contact us to participate or volunteer today at our Edgewater, NJ location.

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Upcoming Events

At Happy Science, we learn the universal Truth about ourselves, of life, the world and the universe to discover the infinite paths to happiness. No matter where you come from or what religion you may belong to, be it Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish, Hinduism or others, Happy Science welcomes you to join us and study these teachings together. With over 1,000 books and counting, it is a fountain of wisdom revealing the workings of the mind and the universe, unveiling the method to achieve great harmony between private and public happiness.

Lecture / Seminar

Through these seminars, we will learn spiritual truths and guidance on how to obtain true inner peace and happiness, and well as practice unique & powerful types of meditation. Calm your mind and receive valuable insight.

Date Activity
3/15 Meditation Seminar eng
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Followed by potluck party
Minister Takanobu Kimura
3/16 Seminar jpn
Eightfold Path
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Followed by potluck party
Minister Takanobu Kimura
3/30 Seminar jpn
The Laws of Wealth
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Minister Takanobu Kimura


A kigan is a special ritual prayer in which you ask the heavenly world for assistance in what you wish to achieve and at the same time pledge to make effort to be worthy of receiving help.

Date Activity
3/2 Monthly Kigan jpn
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Offering: Please Inquire
Minister Takanobu Kimura
3/23 Special Service jpn
Master Okawa's Great Enlightenment Ceremony
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Minister Takanobu Kimura

Study Group

Through this study course, you can aquire the teachings of spirituality, love, enlightenment and prosperity. Not just that, you will become more adept at meditation and self-reflection to handle life's problems.

Date Activity
3/8 Seminar eng
Happy Science Basic Course, I
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Minister Takanobu Kimura
3/9 Seminar eng
Happy Science Basic Course, II
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Minister Takanobu Kimura

Ryuho Okawa Lecture

Master Ryuho Okawa is a Teacher of true happiness, who has conducted over 2,000 lectures worldwide. His passion and courage to bring happiness to people all over the world are truly an inspiration to behold.

Lecture Minutes
1 The Challenge of Wisdom

This is as message of love and peace for all throughout the world. We will be showing this lecture repeatedly as we believe it is vital for everyone to hear and understand what the most important thing is for humanity today. Anyone who hasn't heard it yet, please come in whenever you can for a private showing.

Showing on-demand
30 min.


Having a hectic afternoon or stressful evening? Attend our Wednesday afternoon meditation to revitalize your spirit and approach the latter half of the day with peace of mind!

Lunch Time Meditation Class

Every Wednesday: 12:15pm to 12:45pm

Wednesday afternoon sessions (45 min.)
Gratitude Donation

Updated: 2/27/14

Event Details:

  • Venue: Happy Science New Jersey (Map)
  • Minister: Takanobu Kimura
  • RSVP: nj@happy-science.org or call (201) 313-0127

Become a member

Happy Science is a universal religion that unites everyone; therefore, we welcome all who wish to improve themselves through the exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection and Progress. Through self-refinement, members learn to enact positive change in their lives. Imbued with a sense of purpose (rooted in love and altruism), our members gain confidence to pursue roles that positively affect society.

Learn how you can become a beacon of light in your community.

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Happiness Planting

There are many expressions of offerings in Happy Science, such as offering time, experience or skills. As a non-profit organization, we rely solely on contributions from members (and friends) to fund activities and support our ministers. It is not the quantity that matters, but the quality and attitude of the offering, so we encourage all who appreciate our teachings to consider a showing of gratitude in the form of regular offerings.

Offerings can be made using the "Happiness Planting" donations envelope at your local temple or through our donations page.

Gratitude Donation

To volunteer, please contact our branch

Monthly Magazine

Happy Science Monthly is our worldwide publication that includes teachings of universal Truth that have already awakened many. Each issue contains the latest insight into the world of Happy Science such as news stories, events and members' life-changing experiences, and the sharing of our vast collection of Master Okawa's teachings.
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The Laws of the Sun
Okawa Books -
Originally published in 1986, Master Ryuho Okawa's first book The Laws of the Sun explores the fundamental teachings of Happy Science and has provided the spiritual basis for over 1,400 books since. 26 years later, IRH Press is publishing the updated edition of this foundational text with new insights and observations.
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Additional Information

Happy Science New Jersey
725 River Road, Suite #200
Edgewater, NJ 07025 Map
D: Tuesday to Sunday
H: 10:30am to 6:30pm
Closed on Mondays

(201) 313-0127

Happy Science Official (JPN)

Okawa Books (ENG)

IRH Press Co. (JPN)

The Liberty Web (JPN)

Happy Science International (ENG)


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