To serve the Charlotte area as well as North and South Carolina Myosho-ji was established in August 2007. Myosho-ji translates from Japanese as Wonderful Voice Temple, with an implication of continuous chanting and spreading the Buddha Dharma.

Myosho-ji serves as the home for members in the area who wish to practice and learn the teachings of the Eternal Buddha Shakamuni through practicing and studying the Lotus Sutra.

We welcome guests for any of our regularly scheduled services. If you are interested in experiencing a Buddhist service or if your interests lie in pursuing a deeper understanding of Buddhism please feel free to join us. We welcome any and all.

Ryusho Jeffus Shonin is the resident minister and is available most afternoons for appointment.


Nichiren Shu is a Buddhist Order Founded by the religious prophet and reformer, Nichiren Shonin(1222-1282).

He espoused the doctrine that the Lotus Sutra represents the embodiment of the genuine teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

Our belief in this doctrine is affirmed by our chanting of the Odaimoku (Sacred Title) “Namu Myoho Renge Kyo,” that is “Adoration to the Scripture of the Lotus of the Perfect Truth.”

We believe that Nichiren Shonin was the messenger of the Buddha who has guided us in cultivating our Buddha nature, a quality inherent in all beings, and establishing a way of life consonant with the eternal truths preached by the Buddha.

We vow to the Buddha and Nichiren Shonin that we will strive to engender peace within ourselves and throughout the world by disseminating the teaching expounded in the Lotus Sutra.