Happy Science

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Happy Science (幸福の科学)

Ryuho Okawa, founder of Happy Science

Formation 6 October 1986
Legal status Official religious org.
(in Japan, as of 1991);
501(c)(3) non-profit
(in USA, as of 1994)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Founder Ryuho Okawa

Happy Science (Japanese: 幸福の科学, こうふくのかがく, Kōfuku-no-Kagaku), also known as the Institute for Research in Human Happiness, is a Japan-based religious organisation founded in 1986 by Ryuho Okawa (大川 隆法), who asserted himself to be the incarnation of El Cantare (エル・カンターレ). The group has previously claimed over ten million members internationally, and maintains extensive publishing, evangelical outreach, and educational groups across the world.

Selected Publications

in English