Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo

HBS stands for Honmon Butsu-Ryu Shu or Primordial Buddhism. It is an international Mahayani Buddhist Sect with its headquarter in Kyoto, Japan. Presently, we have temples across many countries including Brazil, India, Srilanka, US, Uk, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and others. The sect was founded by Great Master Nagamatsu Nissen Shounin in Japan 200 years ago. The Sect follows the teachings of the Shakyamuni Buddha as elucidated in the Lotus Sutra, which is believed to be the most important and essential teaching of the Buddha. The Lotus Sutra is also considered to be one of the nine original Buddhist Practice originally practiced in Nepal in the ancient times, which disappeared from Nepal in the recent times. The main practice of HBS followers is to faithfully chant the Sacred Mantra Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo, which brings many benefits in the life of the practitioner. The practice of Chanting Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo was initiated by Great Master Nichiren Shounin 800 years ago based on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra.


HBS Nepal was founded in 2016 after the great earthquake in Nepal. The initial activities of HBS were support for earthquake affected communities. Many monks and members from HBS Japan, HBS Srilanka, HBS India together with volunteers from many foreign countries came to Nepal and firstly provided immediate relief support programs to help the most affected victims of Great Nepal Earthquake with basic necessities like food and Shelter, mostly in Nuwakot District. After the immediate relief support programs, HBS also supported the reconstruction of School Building for Shree Samundra Secondary School in Shivapuri-6, Nuwakot. The buildings of the school were

destroyed by the earthquake, and classes were run in small tents and under open sky for the time being. A four room building with earth bag technique was built to facilitate the comfortable classes for the students. During the construction project, a young Japanese member named Obara Akira lost his life in his effort to help us Nepali people. He was only 27 years old. In memory of Mr. Obara Akira, and all the precious lives that were lost in the great Earthquake of Nepal, a 15 meter tall Stupa was erected in their commemoration, which is named Shanti Dharma Stupa, and is now an important landmark in Shivapuri-7, Nuwakot. A HBS Nepal Centre was also established as a centre for daily Buddhist practice and propagation of Buddhist teachings in Nepal in 2016.

Since then, HBS Nepal has been actively engaged not only on the propagation of Buddhist teachings and practice, but also towards community empowerment through various community outreach programs. HBS supports and has been actively contributing towards fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goals as Listed by the UN through various Pragmatic community programs.