Welcome to Myogyoji Temple

Myogyoji Temple is a Nichiren Shoshu (日蓮正宗) Buddhist temple located in West Chicago, IL. Myogyoji temple is a place where people from all backgrounds and cultures come together to chant and learn the teachings of Buddhism based on the 750 year tradition of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and our head temple Taisekiji located at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. We invite you to come visit Myogyoji temple and learn about true Buddhism.

Gosho Passage of Nichiren Daishonin for February 2018

“All Phenomena are Contained in a Single Life-moment”

“Question: If an ignorant person, who is unable to read or write, chants Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, what benefit could he gain?

Answer: Suppose this illiterate person, who cannot read, write, or understand even a single word, takes faith in and chants Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. He first will gain the benefit of verbal action from among the three categories of action: thoughts, words, and deeds. Once he gains benefits [through all these categories of action], he definitely will be able to receive the seed of Buddhahood into this heart and liberate himself from the sufferings of life and death.”

(Gosho, p. 115)

Upcoming Events                                                                                                        Sun. February 18, 2018: 11 AM Introduction Meeting                                                    Sun. February 25, 2018: 11 AM Memorial Meeting                                           **Detailed Schedule**


Starting January 2, 2018, we will conduct online evening gongyo at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM along with 1-hour Shodai at 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Please contact area coordinators or the temple for log in information.

Daily Temple Hours and Schedule

Morning Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 30 min Shodai 7:00 AM Open
    7:30 AM – Morning Gongyo  
  Saturday 8:00 AM – 30 min Shodai 8:00 AM Open
    8:30 AM – Morning Gongyo  
  Sunday 8:00 AM – Morning Gongyo 7:30 AM Open
Evening Monday – Friday 6:00 PM – 30 min Shodai  
    6:30 PM – Evening Gongyo  
  Saturday 5:00 PM – 30 min Shodai  
    5:30 PM – Evening Gongyo