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Nichiren has taught us that through gongyo and chanting daimoku we can reach an elevated state in which, while engaged in our daily lives, we travel throughout the entire universe. When you worship the Gohonzon, the door to your microcosm is opened to the entire universe, the macrocosm, and you experience a great, boundless joy, as if you were looking out over the entire cosmos. You feel great satisfaction and rejoicing, a great wisdom, as if you held the entire universe in your palm.

Daisaku Ikeda

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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.

How to Chant

How to Chant(5:57)

For beginners, a short film demonstrating how to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

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MEMBERS' STORIES

Committed to Justice

Committed to Justice

Through his practice of Nichiren Buddhism, Alvin Sykes has come to define success as "finding the truth and securing justice"

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