Thank you for your support!

Dear Friends

In response to the devastating disasters that occurred in Japan and Ecuador in April, the Letter to My Parents Contest Organizing Committee in three regions — Chicago, Hawai‘i, and Los Angeles —invited friends, businesses, and all the contestants from the previous years to join and support the disaster relief effort through monetary support.

As of May 31st, we are very happy to announce that we have raised a total of $3065.
$1755 will be transferred to Reiyukai’s Arigato Kodama Fund.
$1310 will be channeled to a special account through Ecuadorian Volunteers Association for the purchase and distribution of needed essentials.

We couldn’t be happier for this result! Thank you very much for those who showed their support!
As of today June 3rd, we will officially conclude our disaster relief drive. Thank you very much for your support!

February 2016 Recap


Following the Founder’s Philosophy in Leading Productive Lives!

Pasadena, Califronia – On February 7, 2016, a lovely  gathering was held to celebrate the life and legacy of one of Reiyukai’s founding members, Mrs. Kimi Kotani. An international group of new and familiar faces, such as Japan, Nepal, Brazil, and Central America began the group recitation of the Maitreya Sutra, followed by a short video showcasing Mrs. Kotani’s vigorous spirit in creating the framework Reiyukai is today. The gathering ended with members sharing their thoughts inspired by Mrs. Kotani’s philosophy in leading productive lives; in honor of our ancestors, ourselves and future generations.


February 14 @ Reiyukai Coffee Talk, San Diego, CA

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And the Inspirational Creativity Award goes to….

Pasadena, CA – Congratulations to Shirley Hall from Montebello for winning the “Inspirational Creativity Award” in this year’s Reiyukai Creative Recycling 2015 Milk Carton Competition! For details visit:




January 2016 Recap


Setting Up the Tone for the New Year!

Pasadena, California – On January 10, members living in the greater Los Angeles area attended the New Year’s Gathering. After a resonating group recitation of the Blue Sutra, members reflected on the challenges and rewards of the past year and what was to come in 2016. At the end of the gathering, members wrote their “Word of the year”, inspired by Kakizome, Japan’s brush writing for the new year. Members naturally chose positive words to set up the New Year!

December 2015 ReCap


December 9, 2015 @ Compton, CA

Reiyukai America receives a plaque of appreciation by the Salvation Army Compton Corps for supporting the community of Compton during the summer of 2015


December 19, 2015 @ East Los Angeles, CA

Reiyukai Creative Recycling was invited to be part of “Tianguis Navideño Estilo Floricanto” where handmade made recycling crafts were purchased by holiday shoppers. The proceeds went directly to support Reiyukai America’s Disaster Relief Fund

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74th Annual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration

Honolulu, Hawai’i – For almoast a decade, local Reiyukai America members living in Hawai’i have been attending the Pearl Harbor Commemoration; an annual tradition of presenting a wreath at the USS Arizona Memorial, to honor, respect and show appreciation to those who lost their lives during that battle.