A Universal Religion for Today and for Future Generations

Happy Science is a global religion that aims to teach the truth about life, the world, and ourselves to inspire and give guidance in the 21st century and onwards. The founder, Master Ryuho Okawa, teaches the global and universal Truth of El Cantare, whose mission is to create harmony and prosperity for all people. The Principles of Happiness taught at Happy Science transcend nations, cultures and religions and are the key to resolving religious conflicts worldwide.

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Los Angeles Branch

At Happy Science, we offer a spiritual guide to living now. The Universal Truth taught by Master Okawa gives us a better understanding of the meaning of our lives and the world. We welcome you to join our Sunday services & meditation workshops at our temple in Pasadena as well as at other locations in the Greater Los Angeles region and San Diego.

Happy Science Branch Address Contact
Los Angeles, California 1590 East Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 395-7775
Orange County, California 10231 Slater Avenue, Ste. 204
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 587-1938
San Diego, California 7841 Balboa Avenue, Suite #202
San Diego, CA 92111
(626) 395-7775
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Calendar: April 2014

At Happy Science, we learn the universal Truth about ourselves, of life, the world and the universe to discover the infinite paths to happiness. No matter where you come from or what religion you may belong to, be it Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish, Hinduism or others, Happy Science welcomes you to join us and study these teachings together. With over 1,000 books and counting, it is a fountain of wisdom revealing the workings of the mind and the universe, unveiling the method to achieve great harmony between private and public happiness.


Date Activity
4/5 Special Event Off-Site
Happy Science Academy Cheerleading International Competition
@ Bren Event Center
4/5 Seminar Off-Site
@ Santa Monica Main Library
4/12 Festival of Books Off-Site
10:00am to 6:00pm
4/12 Seminar Off-Site
@ PV Library
4/12 Keiro Off-Site
@ Boyle Heights
4/19 Seminar Off-Site
@ San Diego Branch
11:00am to 3:30pm
4/19 Workshop Off-Site
@ Huntington Central Libary
4/26 Open Seminar Off-Site
@ Pasadena Library


Date Activity
4/6 Master Okawa's Lecture
The Essential Message of World Revolution Movement
@ Minister's House Prayer Hall
4/13 Festival of Books Off-Site
10:00am to 6:00pm
4/20 Monthly Ritual Prayer & Potluck
10:30am to 12:00pm
Minister Bob Imai
4/27 Sunday Outing
Koan Picnic
10:30am to 1:00pm
Minister Bob Imai


Date Activity
4/1 Japanese Class
4/2 Volunteer Day
4/8 Japanese Class
4/9 Volunteer Day
4/9 Meditation
4:30pm & 7:00pm
Minister Bob Imai
4/15 Japanese Class
4/16 Volunteer Day
4/17 Seminar Off-Site
@ Bakersfield
4/18 Study Group Off-Site
@ Orange Kyoten
Minister Bob Imai
4/22 Keiro Off-Site
@ Gardena
4/23 Volunteer Day
4/23 Meditation
4:30pm & 7:00pm
Minister Bob Imai
4/29 Japanese Class
4/30 Volunteer Day
4/30 Meditation
4:30pm & 7:00pm
Minister Bob Imai

 Events are in English unless otherwise stated
Updated: 3/30/14

 This branch has yet to provide information regarding events and activities for April; please contact the branch for more information.

Become a member

Happy Science is a universal religion that unites everyone; therefore, we welcome all who wish to improve themselves through the exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-reflection and Progress. Through self-refinement, members learn to enact positive change in their lives. Imbued with a sense of purpose (rooted in love and altruism), our members gain confidence to pursue roles that positively affect society.

Learn how you can become a beacon of light in your community.

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Happiness Planting

There are many expressions of offerings in Happy Science, such as offering time, experience or skills. As a non-profit organization, we rely solely on contributions from members (and friends) to fund activities and support our ministers. It is not the quantity that matters, but the quality and attitude of the offering, so we encourage all who appreciate our teachings to consider a showing of gratitude in the form of regular offerings.

Offerings can be made using the "Happiness Planting" donations envelope at your local temple or through our donations page.

Gratitude Donation

To volunteer, please contact our branch

Monthly Magazine

Happy Science Monthly is our worldwide publication that includes teachings of universal Truth that have already awakened many. Each issue contains the latest insight into the world of Happy Science such as news stories, events and members' life-changing experiences, and the sharing of our vast collection of Master Okawa's teachings.
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The Laws of the Sun
Okawa Books -
Originally published in 1986, Master Ryuho Okawa's first book The Laws of the Sun explores the fundamental teachings of Happy Science and has provided the spiritual basis for over 1,400 books since. 26 years later, IRH Press is publishing the updated edition of this foundational text with new insights and observations.
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Additional Information

Happy Science Los Angeles
1590 East Del Mar Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106 Map
D: Tuesday to Sunday
H: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed on Mondays

(626) 395-7775

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Okawa Books (ENG)

IRH Press Co. (JPN)

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Happy Science International (ENG)


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