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You can forge the path to a fulfilling and enjoyable life if you have the depth of faith to regard everything as a source for creating happiness and value. Conversely, if you see everything only in a negative or pessimistic light, your life will gradually but inevitably be plunged into darkness. Buddhism teaches the subtle principle of ichinen and, moreover, the power of faith.

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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WHO WE ARE

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.

Treasuring Diversity

Treasuring Diversity(4:45)

Anthony George from South Africa explains how valuing diversity is central to Buddhism.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

New Commitment to Society

New Commitment to Society

Marianne Acker describes how practicing Buddhism inspired her to lead a contributive life, volunteering social services for young women in need

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