The American Buddhist Study Center will pay tribute to those individuals who aided in bringing Buddhist values and Japanese culture to our everyday lives.

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Rev. Hozen Seki, The founder of the American Buddhist Academy, 

New York Buddhist Church, and the Arizona Buddhist Temple. 

December 15, 1904 – July 20, 1991 


Our 70th Anniversary Gratitude and Tribute goes to Rev. Hozen Seki for his contributions in spreading Buddhism and Japanese Culture in America.  He was a true pioneer and trailblazer in every sense from the moment he disembarked the merchant ship Shunyo-Maruin September 1930.  He was cut from the old school of true grit.  He was on a mission to propagating the Buddha Dharma no matter where it leads him.   



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American Buddhist Study Center was originally founded in 1951 by the late Reverend Hozen Seki. At that time the Study Center’s name was The American Buddhist Academy. Back then Reverend Seki’s wanted to enlighten the spirit and the minds of Americans to the great compassion, wisdom, and teachings of Amida Buddha.

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