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Bringing together Buddhist Wisdom and Japanese Culture for more than Seventy Years

The mission of the American Buddhist Study Center is to encourage scholarly research in the Great Wisdom of Buddhist Teachings and to foster compassion, mindfulness, and kindness to address social, economic, and environmental issues for a better world.


Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 – 10, Sat. 12 to 4 pm and Sun. 2 to 5


The American Buddhist Study Center Annual 

Holiday Bazaar 


Please join us for our Annual Holiday Fundraiser. This year, we are turning our entire floor into a Winter Wonderland of irresistible Japanese treasures at special affordable prices and selected gift items. Perfect for your last-minute gifts.  


Karl will be cooking his famous Takoyaki street food 

Sake Tasting table 

Tea Tasting table 

Japanese sweets 

Live musical performances 


So join our Holiday Festivities at 331 Riverside Drive, New York City. 

We are looking forward to meeting and greeting you. 

Click here to register


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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TINA TURNER: The Queen of Rock and Roll

(November 26, 1939 – May 24, 2023)


“Thanks to my Buddhist practice, the empowering process of changing poison into medicine—transforming destructive negativity into creative positivity—has become the hope-filled theme of my life.”

            ̶  Tina Turner, Happiness Becomes You



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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.


VOICE From Our Guest

A wonderful way to experience this unique Japanese school of Buddhism. Friendly people are very willing to share their knowledge of Shin Buddhism.

Richard G.


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