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Buddhism | Jan 30 2013

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

Some 250 members from the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela gathered in Panama for a Latin America Buddhist study training course from January 28 to 30. ... read more

Press Releases | Jan 28 2013

Buddhist Leader Issues Peace Proposal Calling for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Dialogue between China and Japan

On January 26, 2013, Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, published his 31st annual peace proposal, "Compassion, Wisdom and Courage: Building a Global Society of Peace and Creative Coexistence." Ikeda stresses the centrality of the dignity of life and calls for action toward abolition of nuclear weapons, the need to address poverty as a human rights issue and ways of improving relations between China and Japan. ... read more

Education | Jan 27 2013

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

Education Counseling Training Course and Youth Friendship Exchange held in Taiwan

On Jan 23 and 24, a National Education Counseling Training Course was held at the Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) Hua-Shan Culture Center in Yunlin County. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 27 2013

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

On January 27, the exhibition "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" co-organized by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) together with Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) opened at TSA’s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 22 2013

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

SGI-USA Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Promotes Nonviolence

From January 19-21, people across America gathered to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the birth of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent activism for racial equality that spearheaded the US Civil Rights movement. This year, MLK Day was observed on January 21. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 20 2013

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

On January 20, SGI members in Southern Mindanao held a culture festival and leaders meeting to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of the SGI-Philippines Davao Culture Center and to initiate momentum towards 2014, which will mark 50 years since the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in the Philippines. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 17 2013

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

On January 17, Soka Gakkai members conducted memorial prayer services at four venues in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures on the 18th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 17, 1995). ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea held a national leaders meeting at its center in Seoul on January 13. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

Some 200 SGI leaders from 30 European countries gathered for an SGI European Summit from January 10 to 13 at the SGI European Training Center at Trets, France. ... read more

Culture | Jan 12 2013

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

SGI-Macau Sponsors Guangxi-Macau Art Exchange

On January 12, SGI-Macau, together with the Chinese Educators Association of Macau and Guangxi Arts Institute of Nanning, China, cosponsored a student art exchange. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 12 2013

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

SGI-USA Cosponsors Guam's Latte Peace Festival

On January 12, Guam launched its first annual Latte Peace Festival at Tamuning Park in the village of Tamuning. The festival--named after the latte stone, a symbol of strength in the island's native Chamorro culture--was held to celebrate peace, promote cultural exchange between neighboring islands and to commemorate Louise Rivera's inauguration as the new Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon mayor. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 12 2013

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Second Symposium on Earthquake Recovery

Soka Gakkai Student Members in Tohoku Hold Second Symposium on Earthquake Recovery

On January 12, Soka Gakkai student members in Tohoku held their second symposium addressing the progress of recovery following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of northeastern Japan. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jan 6 2013

SGM Selangor Participates in Cleanup Campaign

SGM Selangor Participates in Cleanup Campaign

On January 6, some 120 Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Selangor members participated in a cleanup campaign in the Taman Berkeley township in Klang, Selangor State. ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jan 6 2013

SGI-Hong Kong Members Join Fund-raising Walk

SGI-Hong Kong Members Join Fund-raising Walk

On Jan 6, over 100 SGI-Hong Kong members participated in the "Walk for Millions: Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk"--an annual fund-raising event organized by The Community Chest of Hong Kong, an NGO that provides financial support to a wide range of welfare service initiatives in Hong Kong benefiting vulnerable groups. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 6 2013

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

On January 6, SGI-Bolivia members held a leaders training course at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center in Santa Cruz. ... read more