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If I were to make an analogy, thought and philosophy would be like the heart or respiratory system of the human body. When the heart is sound, the whole body can maintain healthy activity. This same principle applies to both the individual and society. The SGI has a mission to serve as the heart that ensures the healthy functioning of society. Consequently, taking good care of the SGI (the heart) allows the fresh life-giving blood of humanism to flow to and nourish all areas of society, including culture, politics and the economy.

Daisaku Ikeda

SGI CENTERS

SGI CENTERS

There are SGI members in 192 countries and territories while there are 93 registered constituent SGI organizations.

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The 12 million members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) around the world embrace Nichiren Buddhism, a dynamic philosophy grounded in the realities of daily life.

Nurturing Seeds of Hope in the Amazon: Environmental Education in Action

Nurturing Seeds of Hope in the Amazon: Environmental Education in Action(10:02)

Introducing the Amazon Ecological Conservation Center near Manus, Brazil.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

A Piece of Ourselves

A Piece of Ourselves

Julie Bygraves, an environmental policymaker in the UK, describes how her Buddhist practice helped her take a more proactive approach to life

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