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In Ultra-modern Japan, Buddhist Spirit Energizes Business

19 Feb, 2019

  • This is part of a series of profiles on faith and work initiatives from various faiths.

More than 2,000 people gathered on December 16, 2018, at Rissho Kosei-kai’s Great Sacred Hall in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. This was the first nationwide gathering of business owners and managers to study Buddhism’s application to management and business today.

The purpose of the gathering was to utilize the Buddhist spirit in business management, create a network to provide business value and new value for society through the application of Rissho Kosei-kai’s teachings.

Two of the talks from the conference are available in English translation, thanks to Rissho Kosei-kai:

– Maintain Ardent Desire, Receive Buddha’s Support to Change Business and Society, by Ms. Keiko Kawamoto

– Practice the Six Perfections in Order to Grow My Business and Contribute to Society, by Mr. Hideaki Goto

RFBF President Brian Grim attended the gathering as a guest of Rissho Kosei-kai President-designate Kosho Niwano, in follow up to their previous meeting in October.

Also see: The No. 1 business rule of a Buddhist billionaire: Make workers happy