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Peace and Disarmament | Dec 10 2006

"Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" Exhibition Shows in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal

Chancellor Satya Mohan Joshi views display Opening ceremony From November 9 through 19, 2006, the exhibition "Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace" was held at the Nepal Art Council in Kathmandu, Nepal. Some 200 guests attended the official opening on November 9. Chancellor of the Nepal Bhasha Academy Satya Mohan ... read more

Culture | Dec 10 2006

China-Japan Friendship Association Delegates and SGI President Discuss Bilateral Friendship

On December 9, 2006, President Song Jian of the China-Japan Friendship Association (CJFA), China, and his party were warmly received by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada, and Soka Gakkai youth representatives at Soka Gakkai's Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji, Tokyo. In a two-hour discussion, Mr. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 9 2006

SGI-Nepal Holds 12th General Meeting

On November 25, 2006, SGI-Nepal members held their 12th general meeting at their center in Kathmandu. In a message, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda stated that sharing in friends' sorrows and sufferings and endeavoring to encourage them through dialogue is to live in accord with Nichiren's teachings. He also encouraged the ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 7 2006

SGI-USA Conducts Memorial Service at Site of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in New York

Plaque bearing Mr. Ikeda's prayer for peace On October 31, together with SGI-USA representatives, SGI General Director Yoshitaka Ohba of Japan visited "Ground Zero," the site of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, where the former World Trade Center once stood. They offered prayers for the victims of 9/11 as ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 7 2006

SGI-Argentina and SGI-Taiwan Hold Entrance-Level Study Exams on Nichiren Buddhism

On October 29, 2006, SGI-Argentina held an entrance-level examination on Nichiren Buddhism. Some 1,800 members participated at 36 venues in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Tucuman, Bariloche and others. The members were tested on their knowledge of the life of Nichiren as well as the letters of encouragement he sent his followers, ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 7 2006

SGI-Norway Opens First Center; Holds First Study Examination

On the following day, SGI-Norway held its first study exam on Nichiren Buddhism at the new center. The candidates were tested on basic Buddhist concepts and Nichiren's writings, such as "Many in Body, One in Mind" and "Reply to Kyo'o." ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 7 2006

SGI-Argentina Peace Auditorium Recognized for Architectural Excellence

On December 7, 2006, the University of Palermo, Argentina, presented its Outstanding Building Award to the SGI-Argentina Peace Auditorium in Buenos Aires, recognizing the structure as the best constructed in Argentina during the past ten years. A panel of renowned architects were judges in the competition. SGI-Argentina Peace Auditorium Corindo Testa, ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 6 2006

SGI-UK Opens New Center in Central London

Local SGI members celebrate opening On November 18, 2006, SGI-UK opened a new center in central London, which will serve as the hub of activities for members living in North, Central and East London. Some 500 representatives gathered to celebrate the opening. SGI-UK Vice General Director Kazuo Fujii congratulated everyone, ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 5 2006

New SGI Center Opens in Bremen, Germany

On November 18, Soka Gakkai's 76th anniversary, SGI-Germany opened a new center in Bremen, Germany. The local members attending the opening prayed for the happiness and prosperity of their families and society and for lasting peace in the world. Bremen, situated in northwestern Germany, has a rich history dating back ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 4 2006

Philosophical Dialogue among Confucian, Buddhist and Daoist Scholars in Hong Kong

In a message, IOP founder and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda stated that ideas such as the "golden mean" and "neutrality" that underlie traditional Chinese thought find common ground in the Buddhist concept of the "Middle Way." These schools of thought are expressions of the virtues of the "Middle Way" that ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 4 2006

Lotus Sutra Exhibition in Hong Kong Displays Rare Artifacts from Early Recorded History

On November 25, 2006, some 300 guests attended the opening of "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" at the SGI-Hong Kong Cultural and Recreational Centre. The exhibition brought together a rare collection of artifacts, calligraphic and pictorial representations of the Lotus Sutra including historic originals and reproductions ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 4 2006

8,000 Sit for Buddhist Study Exams in 25 European Countries

This autumn (2006), some 8,000 SGI members in 25 European countries, such as Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, U.K., Switzerland and Belgium, were tested on their study of Nichiren Buddhism. The exam material included basic Buddhist concepts and "Many in Body, One in Mind" and "Reply to Kyo'o" from Nichiren's writings ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2006

SGI Members in Slovenia Host Seminar

On December 2 and 3, 2006, SGI members in the southern Alpine states and Adriatic nations of Europe hosted an "Alpine and Adriatic Seminar" in Ljubljana, the capital of the Republic of Slovenia. Fifty SGI members and their friends from six countries--Italy, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, and Hungary--gathered for a ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2006

SGI-Peru Holds Elementary-Level Buddhist Study Examination in 14 Cities

On December 3, 2006, the SGI-Peru Study Department held an elementary-level examination in 14 cities throughout Peru, including Lima, Peru's capital. Some 780 SGI-Peru members of all ages sat for the examination to test their knowledge on basic Buddhist concepts and Nichiren's writings such as "The True Aspect of All ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 2 2006

SGI-USA Language Groups Help Build Global Network

SGI-USA National Language Bureau representatives discuss their goals for 2007 For those first attending an SGI-USA activity, the wide diversity of its membership, a hallmark of SGI-USA, is immediately apparent. SGI-USA members represent cultures and speak languages from around the globe. Sixty-four representatives representing 13 languages--Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, French, ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 2 2006

"Children and a Culture of Peace" Exhibition Opens in Ishikawa, Tochigi and Yamagata Prefectures

On December 2, 2006, "Children and a Culture of Peace Exhibition: For the Sake of Children's Happiness," created and sponsored by the Soka Gakkai Women's Peace Committee (WPC), opened simultaneously at the Hakusan City Citizen's Exchange Center in Ishikawa Prefecture; the Ohtawara Community Vocational Training Center in Tochigo Prefecture; and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Dec 1 2006

IAEA Director General Meets with SGI President

On November 30, Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an inter-governmental organization under the auspices of the United Nations, met with SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in Tokyo. Dr. ElBaradei and his wife, Aida Elkachef, received a warm welcome from SGI President Daisaku ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 29 2006

SGI-Mexico and Veracruz City Cosponsor Youth Peace Convention

On November 19, SGI-Mexico and Veracruz, a major port city in Mexico, cosponsored the "2nd Youth Peace Convention" at Redondo Campo Hall. Some 600 young people attended from throughout Mexico. Panelists SGI-Mexico Young Men's Leader Roberto Toledo, Jésus Orosco, Veracruz Youth Assembly chair, and Eduardo Muñoz, professor ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 29 2006

SGI Members Gather in Uganda, Cameroon and Ghana

Uganda: On November 11-12, 2006, SGI-Uganda women participated in their first training course in Kampala at a ranch on the shores of Lake Victoria. Among the 16 participants were two women from Kenya and one from Rwanda. The women studied "Happiness in this World" from Nichiren's writings and discussed core ... read more

Culture | Nov 28 2006

Min-On Cosponsors 18th Kyoto Foreign Students Music Festival

140 international students studying in Kyoto and vicinity participated in the annual festival On November 26, some 140 international students from 23 countries and regions studying at universities and colleges in Kyoto and vicinity participated in the 18th Kyoto Foreign Students Music Festival at Kyoto Kaikan Hall, Kyoto City. Adorned in ... read more

Culture | Nov 26 2006

Thai-Japan Performing Arts Collaboration in Tokyo Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Thai King's Coronation

On November 25, "A Rainbow of Dance Part 9: A Tale of Two Cities," a blending of traditional Japanese and Thai performing arts, commemorating the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne, was held at the Tokyo International Forum, Chiyoda, Tokyo. The event was sponsored ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 23 2006

Oman Hosts "Seeds of Change" Environment Exhibition

"Seeds of Change--the Earth Charter and Human Potential," an exhibition created by Soka Gakkai International (SGI), was held in two cities in the Sultanate of Oman: in Muscat from November 4-12; and in Sur on November 16, 2006. The exhibition highlights the Earth Charter as a "map" pointing toward sustainable ... read more

Education | Nov 23 2006

SGI-Bolivia Hosts Seminar on Nichiren Buddhism

On November 23, 2006, SGI-Bolivia sponsored a seminar on Nichiren Buddhism at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center in Santa Cruz, in collaboration with Nur University. Since July 2003, SGI Bolivia has hosted lectures and seminars on Buddhism as part of a class curriculum at the university at the request of Professor ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 20 2006

21st "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" Opens at Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo

The 21st "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" opened November 19 at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. Subtitled "With Courage and Hope Let's Launch a Great Voyage of Peace," the exhibit will show through December 3, 2006. Some 80 drawings and paintings ... read more

Culture | Nov 20 2006

21st "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" Opens at Josei Toda International Center in Tokyo

The 21st "Boys and Girls Art of Hope Exhibit" opened November 19 at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. Subtitled "With Courage and Hope Let's Launch a Great Voyage of Peace," the exhibit will show through December 3, 2006. Some 80 drawings and paintings selected from among ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 18 2006

SGI-Cameroon Women Hold General Meeting

On November 18, 2006, some 110 SGI-Cameroon women and 20 guests participated in a general meeting in Yaounde City, Cameroon's capital. Another 40 men and youth members provided support behind the scenes. With a theme of "Women and Environmental Protection--Challenges and Hopes for Building the Century of Life," women representatives ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 18 2006

SGI-Macedonia Holds First Study Examination on Nichiren Buddhism

On November 18, 2006, SGI-Macedonia held its first study examination on Nichiren Buddhism for 11 candidates in Skopje, the nation's capital. The candidates studied material translated into Macedonian from Serbian and English by the SGI-Macedonia Study Committee. To prepare for the exam, candidates participated in seminars and study sessions. [Adapted from ... read more

Culture | Nov 18 2006

SGI-Dominican Republic Combined Band Wins Silver Prize in National Competition

On November 18, 2006, the SGI-Dominican Republic Brass Band and Fife-and-Drum Corps combined to participate in the "2nd Youth Musical Band Festival" in Santo Domingo, the nation's capital. Competing with bands from throughout the country, the SGI-Dominican Republic group won the silver prize in the "Junior and Senior High School" ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 15 2006

English Edition of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume II to be Released Soon

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin (WND), Volume II, was recently published in commemoration of November 18, Soka Gakkai Founding Day. Next year also marks the 55th anniversary of Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu, a compilation of Nichiren's writings in the original classical Japanese. WND Volume II comprises 234 ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 15 2006

SGI-Taiwan Publishes Contemporary Chinese Language Editions of "Opening of the Eyes" from Nichiren's Writings

SGI-Taiwan recently published contemporary Chinese language translations (in traditional Chinese characters) of "The Opening of the Eyes" parts I and II, as volumes 3 and 4 of the Collection of Nichiren's Writings in Contemporary Chinese. In the books, the contemporary Chinese translation appears alongside the classical Chinese ... read more

Interfaith | Nov 11 2006

Taiwan Soka Association Participates in Conference on Religion

"Dialogue and Innovation: The Second Conference on New Religious Organizations and Trends in Society" that brought together people of various faiths was held on November 10 and 11 at Nanhua University, Chiayi County, Taiwan. Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) member Robin Lu spoke on the focus of TSA's activities in recent ... read more

Press Releases | Nov 10 2006

Minoru Harada Appointed as Soka Gakkai President

Tokyo, Japan: Minoru Harada, 65, was elected sixth president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association on November 9, following Einosuke Akiya's decision to resign from the post in order to make way for new leadership. Akiya, 76, had led the organization for 25 years. Harada, formerly vice general director, was ... read more

Culture | Nov 10 2006

Daisaku Ikeda Photo Exhibition Opens in Moscow, Russia

On November 8, "My Universe (Moya Vselennaya)," an exhibition of some 180 nature and scenic photographs taken by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda, opened at the Central House of Artists in Moscow, Russia. The exhibition, scheduled for November 8-21, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Russo-Japan diplomatic relations. Aleksander ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 9 2006

SOKANET Japanese Site Relaunched with New URL

Commemorating November 18, Soka Gakkai Founding Day, Soka Gakkai's official Japanese language web site was relaunched on November 9. To respond to the needs and requests of users, the contents have been refreshed. Besides a "Feature" section, major sections with titles such as "I want to know more about Soka ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 9 2006

"Daisaku Ikeda Corner on Culture of Peace" Opens at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) designated a special area of their library for publications on a culture of peace, dedicating it to SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in recognition of his efforts to spread Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence. On October 28, Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, chair of ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Oct 30 2006

"Building a Culture of Peace Exhibition" Shown at Five Venues in Sabah State, Malaysia

From May through October 2006, "Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World" showed at five venues in Sabah State, Malaysia, including Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu, the capital. Originally shown at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2004, the exhibition was created by SGI-USA in ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 27 2006

"A Message for Humanity 2006" Opens in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

On November 26, "A Message for Humanity 2006--Let's Begin with Courage," sponsored by Soka Gakkai's youth division and young men's graphic artists group, Hakuho-kai, opened at the Tokyo International Forum in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. On display are some 70 graphic works in the form of poster art, animation and photography, submitted ... read more

Culture | Oct 27 2006

Seafarers' Photography Exhibition Opens in Tianjin, China

"Beyond the Horizon," an exhibition of photographs taken by the "Hato-kai," a group of SGI men's and young men's division members involved in maritime occupations, opened at the Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT) in Tianjin, China. The exhibition, shown from October 23 through 25, was cosponsored by TJUT, Tianjin Institute ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 25 2006

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland

From October 12 through 15, "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential," a touring exhibition created by SGI, showed in Lugano, a picturesque city in southern Switzerland. More than 700 residents viewed the exhibition. Lugano has named October as the "Month of Culture" and more than 130 groups and ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 24 2006

Italian Buddhist Dictionary Released

Esperia, a Milan-based publisher, recently released Dizionario del Buddismo, an Italian translation of The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism, an English dictionary of Buddhist terms, published in 2002. This new publication will serve as a useful guide for the study of the previously published Italian translation of the The Writings ... read more

Education | Oct 22 2006

SGI-Hong Kong Hosts Education Symposium on Early Childhood Education and Parents' Role

On October 21, 2006, the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center hosted an education symposium organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Education's Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE) and sponsored by the Quality Education Fund. DECE researchers Zi Juan Cheng and Wong So Yuk, also Hong Kong Soka Kindergarten principal, spoke ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 20 2006

SGI-Mexico Representatives Speak on Buddhist View of Happiness at Enrique Díaz de León Vocational College, Guadalajara, Mexico

On September 29, SGI-Mexico representatives spoke on "Buddhist View of Happiness" at Enrique Díaz de León Vocational College, a private institute in Guadalajara, Mexico. Rector Hector Robles and Principal Marco Robles of the affiliated high school attended, together with 400 high school students. SGI-Mexico Youth Division Leader Daisuke Inoue and ... read more

Sustainable Development | Oct 20 2006

Peru Hosts "Seeds of Change" Environment Exhibition

"Seeds of Change--the Earth Charter and Human Potential," an exhibit highlighting the Earth Charter as a "map" pointing toward sustainable living and environmental preservation, was displayed at Santa National University (Universidad Nacional del Santa) in Chimbote, Peru, from October 13-20, 2006. The exhibit, a collaboration between the SGI and the ... read more

Education | Oct 18 2006

1,000 Participate in Second Bolivia Women's Summit

On October 7 and 8, SGI-Bolivia held its Second Bolivia Women's Summit, commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the SGI-Bolivia Women's Peace Committee, at the Santa Cruz Convention Center. Some 1,000 women, including friends, guests and SGI representatives, participated in the forum titled "Ode to Peace and Humanism." Women leaders from ... read more

Interfaith | Oct 16 2006

Institute of Oriental Philosophy and Russian Oriental Studies Institute Cosponsor Symposium in St. Petersburg

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and the St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS-RAS) cosponsored a symposium at the IOP Russian Center in St. Petersburg on October 3-4 in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the formal academic exchange agreement. In 1997, ... read more