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Peace and Disarmament | Feb 17 2011

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

"Transforming the Human Spirit" Shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

From February 11-17, the SGI exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit" (THS), was shown at Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 16 2011

Anniversary of Nichiren's Birth Celebrated

Anniversary of Nichiren's Birth Celebrated

On February 16, Soka Gakkai members in Japan and SGI members around the world held prayer services commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Nichiren, who established the Buddhist practice followed by SGI members (February 16, 1222). ... read more

Sustainable Development | Feb 14 2011

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Alberta and Ontario, Canada

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Shown in Alberta and Ontario, Canada

SGI-Canada members in Edmonton, Alberta, co-organized a showing of the SGI's "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH) exhibition at Grant MacEwan University from January 31 to February 14. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 13 2011

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Commemorative Meeting

SGI-Dominican Republic Holds Commemorative Meeting

2011 marks the 24th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit (February 8, 1987) to the Dominican Republic. On February 13, SGI-Dominican Republic members held a commemorative meeting in the spirit of sharing the importance of the mentor and disciple relationship to future generations. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 13 2011

SGI Europe Youth Take Initiative for World Peace

SGI Europe Youth Take Initiative for World Peace

SGI members throughout Europe have been commemorating the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961 with meetings in local areas. ... read more

Culture | Feb 12 2011

Singapore Soka Association Members Join Chinese New Year Parade

Singapore Soka Association Members Join Chinese New Year Parade

On February 12, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members performed in the 2011 Chinese New Year Chingay Parade at Singapore's Marina Bay. S. R. Nathan, President of Singapore, attended the event.Spearheading the procession was a dragon dance display consisting of a pair of 88-meter long dragons, manned by dancers from Xi'an, China. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 9 2011

SGI-Thailand Leaders Commemorate 50th Anniversary

On February 9, SGI leaders met at the SGI-Thailand Thonburi Center in Bangkok to commemorate 50 years of SGI in Thailand. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 5 2011

Representatives from IOP Attend Seminar on Buddhist Scholar Kumārajīva

Representatives from IOP Attend Seminar on Buddhist Scholar Kumārajīva

Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) representatives attended an international seminar titled "Kumārajīva: Philosopher and Seer" in New Delhi from February 3-5. The seminar, organized by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, introduced the most current research on Kumārajīva (344-413)--the Buddhist scholar responsible for translating many key Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Chinese. ... read more

Interfaith | Feb 5 2011

"Global Visioning" Conference held in Morocco

"Global Visioning" Conference held in Morocco

The Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research held an international conference titled "Global Visioning for a Common Future: Hopes, Challenges and Solutions" in Rabat, Morocco, on February 4 and 5. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Feb 4 2011

Scholars Attend SGI-UK's Peace Proposal Symposium

Scholars Attend SGI-UK's Peace Proposal Symposium

On February 4, academics from institutions across the country were invited to SGI-UK's second Peace Proposal Symposium held in conjunction with Goldsmiths College, London, UK. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 31 2011

Founding of SGI Commemorated in Micronesia

Founding of SGI Commemorated in Micronesia

In January, SGI members in the Federated States of Micronesia held a meeting commemorating the 19th anniversary of the establishment of the first group of SGI members in the city of Kolonia on the Island of Pohnpei. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Jan 31 2011

SGI-Venezuela Hosts "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition

SGI-Venezuela Hosts "Seeds of Hope" Exhibition

SGI's exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change" (SOH), produced in cooperation with the Earth Charter International, was shown at the Science Museum of Caracas, Venezuela, from November 21, 2010, to January 31, 2011. ... read more

Culture | Jan 30 2011

Celebrating "The Transformative Power of Jazz" in Boston

Celebrating "The Transformative Power of Jazz" in Boston

On January 30, SGI-USA members in Boston, Massachusetts, held an event titled "The Transformative Power of Jazz," at the SGI-USA Culture Center in Boston. ... read more

Culture | Jan 30 2011

3, 500 SGI-Hong Kong Youth Perform in Culture Festival

3, 500 SGI-Hong Kong Youth Perform in Culture Festival

From January 29-30, SGI-Hong Kong held a culture festival at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Guests totaled 30,000 and included Jao Tsung-I, emeritus professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Yang Wu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of Guangzhou Municipality and representatives from universities in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Jan 29 2011

Peace Scholars Discuss SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal in Kathmandu

Peace Scholars Discuss SGI President's 2010 Peace Proposal in Kathmandu

On January 29, SGI-Nepal members celebrated the 36th anniversary of the SGI's founding with a symposium on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2010 Peace Proposal, "Toward a New Era of Value Creation." ... read more