May all sentient beings be happy, well and peaceful. May all beings be free from suffering and pain from birth-and-death.  May all be free from attachment of greed, anger and ignorance.  May all attain perfect peace and happiness of enlightenment through the Buddha's wisdom and compassion.
With palms together

Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, D. Min. is a Buddhist priest, ordained in the 750-year-old Jodoshinshu tradition of Japanese Buddhism.  He is a President and Founder of the Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation of New York, Ltd [501(c)(3) charity NPO] formed 2018.  He also is a President Emeritus of the Buddhist Council of New York; a Hiroshima Peace Ambassador; Nagasaki Peace Correspondent; an Honorary Board Member of the interfaith Center of New York; an Honorary President of Sanghakaya Foundation (India), and New York City Police Department Clergy Liaison. 

Since 1994, Rev. Nakagaki has organized an Interfaith Peace event to commemorate the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.  He organized the annual 9-11 WTC Memorial Floating Lanterns Ceremony from 2002-2011.

Rev. Nakagaki was ordained in 1980 at the Nishi Honganji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. In 1985, he was sent to the US as an overseas minister, serving first with at the Seattle Buddhist Church, (1985-1989), the Parlier Buddhist Church (1989-1994), and the New York Buddhist Church (1994-2010).

He is an author of the book "The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler's Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the  Forces of Hate." (Stone Bridge Press in fall, 2018).  Kindle version of “No Worry, No Hurry, Eat Curry: Tracing the Path of the Buddha in India” (A Buddhist Monk Walks in India, published by Gendai Shokan, 2003) is available in English. 

He is the author of three books in Japanese: “No Worry, No Hurry, Eat Curry: New York Bozu Indo o Aruku ” (A Buddhist Monk Walks in India, published by Gendai Shokan, 2003), “Manhattan Bozu Tsurezure Nikki” (Diary of Manhattan Monk, published by Gendai Shokan, June 2010), and "Manji to Hakenkreuz" (Svastika and Hook-Cross, published by Gendai Shokan, June 2013). 

Professional Skills:

Dharma teacher and counselor 

Available to perform weddings, funerals and memorial services

Japanese calligraphy  

Japanese Ikebana flower arrangement

Languages:  English and Japanese 

Contact Details:
 Mailing Meetup Location
 Address P. O. Box 20405
Floral Park, NY 11002
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: 376 Broadway Suite 17A, New York, NY)

 Phone(646) 797-7982