On the occasion of the Audience with the High Priest on the New Year’s tozan for all priests and their families held on January 6, High Priest Nichinyo Shonin instructed all priests and lay believers to offer a silent prayer during daily Gongyo and Shodai practice for the achievement of our goal: “To increase the membership of all Hokkeko chapters by 50 percent by the year 2015, when we will be celebrating the auspicious occasion of the 770th anniversary of the birth of Second High Priest Nikko Shonin.” This special silent prayer is attached:
The 2010 Objectives for Overseas Believers
- To forge ahead toward kosen-rufu with the spirit of many in body, one in mind.
- To carry out shakubuku toward increasing the membership of all nations by 50 percent by the year 2015, when we will celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 770th anniversary of the birth of Second High Priest Nikko Shonin.
- To consistently do Gongyo and chant Daimoku, while fostering capable individuals.