Gongyo is to recite the Lotus Sutra and chant Daimoku in front of the Gohonzon. The practitioners of Nichiren Shoshu have been carrying out the practice of Gongyo since the time of Nichiren Daishonin and Nikko Shonin. We recite the first part of the Hoben (“Expedient Means” – 2) Chapter and the entire Juryo (“Life Span” – 16) Chatper of the Sutra and chant the Daimoku, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, to the Gohonzon.
Practicing morning and evening Gongyo allows us to establish happy lives and create our own desirable futures. It is crucial to perform Gongyo everyday without fail.
We perform all five silent prayers in the morning and three silent prayers in the evening. To learn more about Gongyo please contact Myogyoji Temple.