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Rissho K0sei-Kai

Rissho Kosei Kai was founded in Tokyo, Japan, on March 5, 1938 by Founder Nikkyo Niwano and Co-founder Myoko Naganuma. "Rissho" means establishing the teaching of the true Dharma in our hearts and minds; "Kosei" means aspiring to perfect oneself through interaction with many people, learning together, and encouraging each other; and "kai" means "society" or "organization".

Rissho Kosei-kai is a global Buddhist movement of people who hope to manifest the Buddha's teachings in our lives, applying them in our homes, workplaces, and local communities, thereby making a more peaceful world. Each and every one of us cultivates our hearts and minds through close relationships with our family, coworkers, friends, and neighbors, and by doing so we become people who contribute something to society.  

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Leadership of Rissho Kosei-Kai

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Nikkyo Niwano


Rissho Kosei-Kai

My0ko Naganuma


Rissho Kosei-Kai

Nichiko Niwano


Kosho Niwano

President Designate

Rev. Nicholas Ozuna

Rev. Nick serves as a minister of Rissho Kosei-kai of Seattle. Rev. Ozuna graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and subsequently studied Buddhism at Rissho Kosei-Kai's Gakurin Seminary in Tokyo, Japan.

He studied and worked at Rissho Kosei-Kai’s headquarters in Japan for over five years. Following his ordination, Rev. Ozuna was assigned to establish a Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Center in Tampa Bay, Florida while engaged in an intensive internship with the Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater. Rev. Ozuna completed his internship in 2010 and served as the head of the Buddhist Center until moving to RKINA in 2014.

That year he moved to Los Angeles to serve as a traveling minister with RKINA, Rissho Kosei-Kai’s US headquarters. For five years he traveled regularly to each of the US Buddhist Centers offering support and guidance.

In 2019. Rev. Ozuna moved to Federal Way with his wife Chika and children, Milo and Marina.  He resides with his family in the Buddhist Learning Center and ministers to the members of the sangha scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as manages the daily programs of the Center. 

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