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Buddhism | Jun 14 2006

SGI-Spain Members in Galicia Meet for First Time as a Region; SGI-Norway Women's Division Holds General Meetings

On May 27-28, SGI-Spain members met for their first study session in the suburb of Lugo City in Galicia, located in northwest Spain and known as "the land of one thousand rivers." Some 35 members gathered from throughout the region. During the meeting, the formation of the first district in ... read more

Culture | Jun 14 2006

SGI-Hong Kong Hosts Art Exhibition and Lecture

On June 8, an exhibition of Chinese paintings by Su Dongtian opened at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center in Hong Kong. Mr. Su is professor emeritus at Shenzhen University of China and renowned for his masterpieces depicting plum blossoms. The event was sponsored by SGI-Hong Kong and supported by the ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 11 2006

27,000 Gather for Chapter Meetings in India

From May 6 to May 14, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) held chapter general meetings at 200 venues in 150 cities throughout India. Some 27,000 BSG members and their families and friends gathered. The meetings commemorated the 45th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to India in 1961. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 8 2006

China's National Peking Opera Theatre Launches Japan Tour

China's National Peking Opera Theatre launched its 2006 Japan tour at the Kanagawa Prefectual Civic Hall on June 6, performing famous scenes from "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Most of the scenes center around Zhuge Liang (181 - 234 A.D.), the most popular statesman and strategic general in Chinese history. ... read more

Culture | Jun 8 2006

China's National Peking Opera Theatre Launches Japan Tour

China's National Peking Opera Theatre launched its 2006 Japan tour at the Kanagawa Prefectual Civic Hall on June 6, performing famous scenes from "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." Most of the scenes center around Zhuge Liang (181 - 234 A.D.), the most popular statesman and strategic general in Chinese history. ... read more

Education | Jun 7 2006

Soka Gakkai Education Department Hosts Lecture by Former Thoreau Society President Ronald A. Bosco

On June 6, 2006, commemorating the 135th anniversary of the birth of educator and first Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944), the Soka Gakkai Education Department hosted a public lecture at the Josei Toda International Center in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo. The speaker was Ronald A. Bosco, former president of the ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 6 2006

SGI-Korea Women's Division Holds Commemorative Chorus Festival

On May 17, SGI-Korea women sponsored a national chorus festival at a center in Seoul to commemorate the 16th anniversary of both SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to their country in September 1990 and May 21, SGI-Korea Women's Division Day. Five choruses active throughout the country gathered to perform SGI ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 5 2006

SGI-Panama Hosts Dramatization of SGI President's The Snow Country Prince; SGI-Philippines Young Women Meet for Study Session

Local students enjoy the play On May 17-20, 2006, SGI-Panama hosted a play for children at the SGI-Panama Culture Center in Panama. Representative youth members performed an original play based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's children's story, The Snow Country Prince, about a young boy and girl in a snow ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 5 2006

Soka Gakkai Agriculture and Fishery Departments of Okayama and Aichi Hold Renaissance Rallies

On June 4, 2006, Soka Gakkai Agriculture and Fisheries Department members met in Okayama and Aichi, respectively. Okayama representatives hosted an experience rally in Misakicho, Kume-gun, which is one of 100 selected terraced rice fields of Japan. The three speakers were: Juntaro Kawamoto, who received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 4 2006

SGI-Switzerland Representatives Participate in Training Session in Trets, France

From May 4-7, 150 SGI-Switzerland members participated in a training session at the SGI-European Center in Trets, southern France, together with SGI-Switzerland General Director Massimo Marazzi. SGI-Switzerland Chair Tadayasu Kanzaki lectured on "On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime" from Nichiren's writings. Representatives shared experiences of applying Nichiren Buddhism to overcome ... read more

Press Releases | Jun 2 2006

Soka Gakkai Donates for Indonesian Earthquake Relief

Tokyo, Japan: On June 1 Soka Gakkai representatives donated US$30,000 (3,300,000 yen) to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan for earthquake relief following the severe quake which hit Central Java on May 27. The day after the quake, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Indonesia members in Yogyakarta formed a ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Jun 2 2006

Soka Gakkai Donates for Indonesian Earthquake Relief

On June 1 Soka Gakkai representatives donated US$30,000 (3,300,000 yen) to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan for earthquake relief following the severe quake that hit Central Java on May 27. The day after the quake, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Indonesia members in Yogyakarta formed a motor bike ... read more

Culture | Jun 2 2006

Special Photography Exhibition Commemorates 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adjulyadej of Thailand; Thai Culture Ministry Commends Mrs. Kaneko Ikeda

On June 1, "Light-Shadow, Under His Majesty the King of Thailand's Reign: the Thai Tradition," a special photography exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's accession to the throne, opened at the Soka Gakkai Toda Peace Memorial Hall in Yokohama, Tokyo. Some 130 guests attended the ... read more

Education | Jun 1 2006

SGI-Australia Women Host Seminar for Parents of Children with Learning and Attentional Disorders

SGI-Australia women hosted a seminar focusing on children's mental health and education, inviting Michele Toner from the Learning and Attentional Disorders Society (LADS) to talk about how mothers can cope with children suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). SGI-Australia Women's Division Advisor Kyoko Imaya shared the ideals of Nichiren ... read more

Buddhism | May 28 2006

25,000 Study Nichiren's Writings in Soka Gakkai Malaysia

During May, some 25,000 Soka Gakkai Malaysia members participated in lectures on Nichiren's writings in their locales. On May 15 and 16, members in Kuala Lumpur and Maraca State studied "Winter Always Turns to Spring," Nichiren's letter of encouragement and comfort sent to Myoichi Ama, a woman believer, who had ... read more