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It is written in Buddhist lore that the udumbara flower blooms only once every three thousand
years.
WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE

In 1844 Henry David Thoreau translated a passage from the French translation
of the
Lotus Sutra (Saddharmapundarikasutra) for Dial magazine. With
Thoreau's translation and commentary America commenced its dialog on
Buddhism.

UDUMBARA FOUNDATION is a non-profit, Buddhist foundation following
the tradition of  
Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, believing in
Namu-myoho-renge-kyo as the true Law and  Nichiren Daishonin as the True
Buddha.  The foundation publishes  
The Middle Way, a newsletter which
transmits the teachings of
Shoshin-kai (True Faith Awakening) priests of
Nichiren Daishonin's true Buddhism.

This site is dedicated to presenting a discourse on True Buddhism. We respect
all people for their inherent Buddha nature and hope this site will open the eyes
of all who visit it, and aid in leading you to your enlightenment.
Located in the U.S., Udumbara Foundation is an affiliate of Shoshin-kai temple Sanbo-in of Fukuyama City, Japan.
Udumbara Foundation is not a lay organization, nor is it a membership organization. It is a public non-profit, 501(c)
organization, established for the sole purpose of disseminating the true teachings of Nichiren Daishonin as taught
by Nichiren Shoshu Shoshin-kai to the English speaking world.

This site was launched September 11, 2002.
I respect everyone deeply. I do not despise anyone, not even a little, or look down on anyone with
contempt, because everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha of
Namu-myoho-renge-kyo, if they believe in  Namu-myoho-renge-kyo and practice.
                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                Bodhisattva Jofukyo
UPDATED:
December 1
9, 2014
To visit
Sanbo-in
in Japan
click the flag
below
Hokekyo no gyoja to shite, ikiru sugatawo hotoke
to shite mezasu kotowo mokuteki to shiteimasu

As practitioners of the Lotus Sutra, it is our goal
to strive to live this life aspiring to Buddhahood.