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 August 2017

“On First Hearing the One Vehicle of the Buddha”

“What is poison? Poison indicates our three paths of earthly desires, karma, and suffering. What is medicine? Medicine indicates the three virtues [of the Buddha]: the property of the Law, wisdom, and emancipation. What is meant by “skillfully turning poison into medicine?” It means to transform the three paths into the three virtues. The Great Teacher Tiantai stated: “‘Myo’ means inscrutable…” He also stated, “One’s mind is…an objective reality that is inscrutable.”

(Gosho, p. 1222)

Upcoming Events                                                                                                              Sun. August 27, 2017 11 AM: Memorial Ceremony                                                       Sun. September 3, 2017 10 AM: Kofu Shodaikai                                                     *Detailed Schedule

Online Gongyo : July 3, 2017 – September 29, 2017

Online Gongyo Monday – Friday 6:00 PM 30 min Shodai
6:30 PM Evening Gongyo
7:30 PM 1 hour Shodai

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