Happy Science is a growing worldwide movement for the happiness of humanity. The organization was founded in 1986 by Ryuho Okawa in Japan. Our mission is to improve people's lives through seminars and activities that promote a universal Truth. Members and participants of Happy Science make efforts in spiritual discipline for self-refinement and higher awareness through the diligent practice of faith and by exploration of the right mind as The Four Principles of Happiness. The teachings of Happy Science are universal and compatible with other philosophies, teachings, ideas and beliefs. Our principles include the essence of truth found, not only in religion and spirituality, but also in the academic fields of politics, economics, business, and education. Our organization is open to new knowledge and information, so that we can evolve in an ever-changing world.