Buddhist practitioners look to the Buddha as an example and guide. "Buddha" means "Awakened One". The Buddha was a human being born around 2,500 years ago who attained enlightenment and became "awake" to the truth. We too have this same capacity, and his teachings, when put into practice, can bring inner peace, the development of compassion and wisdom, and enrich our daily lives.
We are a temple of the Nichiren School (Nichiren Shu), a Buddhist school founded by the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren Shonin. We teach and promote the practice of Nichiren Shu Buddhism throughout the UK in order to bring people peace, compassion and wisdom.
We hold regular practice sessions, organise public teachings and run series of classes on Buddhism in addition to sharing traditional Buddhist life at our temple and celebrating important events in the Buddhist calendar.
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Visitors are very welcome, so please visit us.
185 Rainham Road North, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7EH.
We apologise that due to the spread of the Coronavirus the Temple is currently operating online only.
Your support and contributions enable us to make teachings available and keep the temple going. Thank you very much.