Buddha’s Birthday!

Sunday, April 6th at 4pm we celebrate the Buddha’s birthday, also known as Hanamatsuri. We will offer a special ceremony of bathing the baby Buddha with sweet tea. Be sure to bring your friends and family to join with us on this auspicious occasion!

Lotus Sutra Studies

Thursdays at 7pm, a new course study on the Lotus Sutra. Lonni and James will instruct this course and all members and visitors are encouraged to attend this special weekly study gathering. We will discuss the meanings and significance of the teachings found in the Lotus Sutra. A textbook will be used for the course and can be purchased at the Buddhist Center. We look forward to having you join us for this great opportunity to learn more about the Kyoten and the Lotus Sutra!

Thought for the Moment

“When you put the Buddha’s teaching into practice with the joy of knowing there is nothing to worry about, you will experience a great sense of security.” - Founder Nikkyo Niwano

About Us

Located in Clearwater, Florida, Rissho Kosei-kai of Tampa Bay is an engaged Buddhist center, combining traditional Buddhist teachings with modern everyday application, to help bring peace and harmony to the family and society. Through these teachings, we are able to recognize the buddha-nature in ourselves and others. We support each other and our community in the development of awareness, compassion and peace.

The path of Buddhism is inclusive and available to all. We welcome you to join us in our sangha!! Our Sunday Service starts at 4:00 p.m.




Rissho Kosei-kai of Tampa Bay

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