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"... Nipponzan Myōhōji is a small Nichiren Buddhist order of about 1500 persons, including both monastics and lay supporters." The community reveres the Lotus-Sūtra (jp: 法華経 Hokke-kyō) as the highest expression of the Buddhist message. In addition, it is actively engaged worldwide in the peace movement. It is the most pacifist group in Japan of seven religious movements surveyed by Robert Kisala. The main practice of Nichiren Buddhism is to chant the Daimoku Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō. Nipponzan-Myōhōji monks, nuns and followers beat hand drums while chanting the Daimoku, and walk throughout the world promoting peace and non-violence.
Peace Pagodas and Pilgrimages
Nipponzan-Myōhōji has Peace Pagodas (Stupas) in locations around the world. It has had peace pilgrimages undertaken by its followers. One of the most prominent of these was the 1994-1995 pilgrimage from Auschwitz to Hiroshima by way of Bosnia, Iraq, Cambodia and other countries then experiencing the effects of war. That pilgrimage was known as The Interfaith Pilgrimage for Peace and Life. A more recent walk was the 2010 Walk for a Nuclear Free Future, a walk across the United States in support of a Nuclear Free Future.
- Stone, Jaqueline, I. (2003). "Nichiren's Activist Heirs: Soka Gakkai, Rissho Koseikai, Nipponzan Myohoji". In: Queen, Christopher, Prebish, Charles, Keown, Damien, editors (2003). Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism, New York, RoutledgeCurzon, p.77. ISBN 0-7007-1594-0 PDF
- Christopher S. Queen. Engaged Buddhism in the West. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2000, pp. 144. ISBN 9780861711598.
- Robert Kisala. Prophets of Peace. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999. pp. 56
- Dharmawalk a site dedicated to the Nipponzan Myōhōji and its founder, Nichidatsu Fujii
- United Nations Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organization Entry for Nipponzan Myōhōji organization.
- Peace Abbey awards Nipponzan-Myohoji the Courage of Conscience Award #71
- The official website for the Milton Keynes Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda[dead link]
- Pictures of the Nipponzan Myohoji Milton Keynes
- The official website for the Washington, DC Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple.
- The official website for the Western, MA Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist sangha