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Culture | Apr 20 2012

SGI Center in Taiwan Designated Extramural Educational Center by Local Government

SGI Center in Taiwan Designated Extramural Educational Center by Local Government

Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) Jingyang Arts and Culture Center located in Douliu city, Yunlin County, has been designated an extramural educational center for educational institutes by the Yunlin county government. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Apr 15 2012

SGI-USA Members Plant Cherry Trees in Three States

SGI-USA Members Plant Cherry Trees in Three States

On March and April, SGI-USA members in California, New Jersey and Denver planted cherry trees. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

In the month of March and April, SGI organizations around the world held study sessions focused on deepening understanding of the writings of Nichiren and key Buddhist concepts. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

On April 15, SGI members in Zambia took a Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam which was held in the cities of Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 14 2012

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

From March 31 to April 1, a youth seminar was held in Rovinj, Croatia. Members also attended from neighboring Slovenia. On April 11, SGI members from throughout Eastern Europe also gathered for the first East Europe Youth Training Session held at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 14 2012

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

SGI-New Zealand Co-organizes Concert Celebrating 30 Years of Wellington's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration

On April 14, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the city's Nuclear-Weapon-Free Declaration, Wellington City Council and SGI-New Zealand Aotearoa (SGI-NZ) organized a public concert which was held in the city's Civic Square. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 13 2012

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

Victory Over Violence Exhibition Shown at Teen Center in Florida

From April 9-13, the SGI-USA's "Victory Over Violence" exhibition was shown at the Palmer Munroe Teen Center in Tallahassee, Florida, during a five-day educational gathering at the center attended by more than 120 young people. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 10 2012

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

Dr. N. Radhakrishnan Lectures on Nonviolence and Inner Transformation

On April 10, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) hosted a special lecture by Dr. N. Radhakrishnan at the Nippon-Seinenkan in Tokyo. The title of the lecture was "Satyagraha--nonviolent resistance--for world peace and inner transformation." ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | Apr 8 2012

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Youth Festival and General Meeting Held in Fukushima Prefecture

Soka Gakkai youth members in Fukushima Prefecture held a Soka Youth Festival titled "The Light of Happiness" in Tamura City on April 1. On April 8, a “Phoenix” general meeting for members in Fukushima was also held at the Soka Gakkai Fukushima Culture Center in Koriyama City. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Apr 1 2012

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

SGI-USA Hosts Anti-Bullying Event

On April 1, SGI-USA members addressed some 400 high school and college students at the “Moving Beyond Fear: Anti-Bullying Awareness Day” organized by the Indiana University Bloomington Office of Community and School Partnerships (OCSP) at the university’s Union Street Auditorium. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

On April 1, SGI-Togo held a general meeting in Lomé attended by some 600 members from as far away as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Mali. Some members traveled for three days by car to attend the meeting. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

From March 17-April 1, SGI-Korea held youth festivals throughout the nation which included songs, dance, taiko drumming and guitar performances. The festivals were held at 75 venues with a total of about 50,000 youth taking part. ... read more

Interfaith | Mar 31 2012

Launch of Centre for Applied Buddhism at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

Launch of Centre for Applied Buddhism at SGI-UK's Taplow Court

On March 31, the launch of the Centre for Applied Buddhism (CfAB) was held at SGI-UK's Taplow Court culture center. The CfAB will expand on and continue the work of the UK branch of the Institute for Oriental Philosophy, which closed in 2011. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Mar 30 2012

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Cameroon

Seeds of Hope Exhibition Shown in Cameroon

From March 17-24, the joint SGI and the Earth Charter environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, Steps Towards Change" (SOH) was shown for the first time in Cameroon at the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Yaoundé. ... read more

Culture | Mar 29 2012

Exhibition of Treasures from Palace Museum in Beijing Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Exhibition of Treasures from Palace Museum in Beijing Opens at Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

On March 29, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum (TFAM) in Hachioji, Tokyo, opened an exhibition titled "The Palace of Heaven on Earth: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing," in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China. ... read more