Lotus Scholarship

As part of the 100th anniversary commemorative project of the birth of Founder Rev. Nikkyo Niwano, faith-inspired researchers and specialists with strong academic qualification and aspiration receive special scholarship as Gakurin Lotus Students. To date, the program has produced 9 medical doctors, 5 lawyers, and 25 researchers, for a total of 44 graduates.




  • Basic Buddhism
  • Lotus Sutra Studies
  • Teachings of Rissho Kosei-kai and its Founder, Rev. Nikkyo Niwano
  • Rissho Kosei-kai’s Basic Practices
  • Intra- and Inter-Faith Cooperation for Peace
  • Specialized Research

Engaged Buddhism

  • Buddhism
  • The Lotus Sutra
  • Rissho Kosei-kai Founder Rev. Nikkyo Niwano’s Interpretation of Buddhism and the Lotus Sutra

Interfaith Action

The World’s Religions
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Sikhism
  • Zoroastrianism
  • Jainism
The Gakurin Seminary is a global training center for
engaged Buddhism and interfaith action.
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