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Buddhism | Dec 5 2010

New Commemorative Hall Opens at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's Grand Culture Centre

New Commemorative Hall Opens at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's Grand Culture Centre

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) held a festival commemorating the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding on December 5, at the SGM Headquarters in Cheras, Selangor. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message congratulating members on their meeting and shared his hope that SGM members always value a spirit of creating harmony. SGI ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 4 2010

Soka Gakkai Academic Department Hosts Symposium on History of SGI

Soka Gakkai Academic Department Hosts Symposium on History of SGI

The Soka Gakkai Academic Department hosted a symposium at the Japan Youth Hall on December 4, in Tokyo, Japan. Presentations at the event focused on how SGI's various activities are perceived around the world. Among the scholars who spoke were Dr. Daisuke Inoue from Soka University of Japan, Professor Akira Kawabata ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2010

Symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" and Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Brazil

Symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" and Lotus Sutra Exhibition Held in Brazil

The Brazilian Academy of Philosophy and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) held a joint symposium on "Modern Civilization and Philosophy" at the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy of Rio de Janeiro on December 1-2, 2010. Guests at the opening ceremony included Academy President João Ricardo Moderno and former Minister of Culture ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 30 2010

Buddhist Meetings Held in Africa

Buddhist Meetings Held in Africa

On September 25, SGI-Cambodia held its 10th General Meeting at the National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh. ... read more

Culture | Nov 30 2010

SGI-Togo Members Hold Cultural Festival

SGI-Togo Members Hold Cultural Festival

During November, SGI-Togo youth, who make up more than half of the organization's membership, held a culture festival at the SGI-Togo Center in Lome. ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 28 2010

SGI Representatives Visit the Amazon Ecological Conservation Center in Manaus, Brazil

SGI Representatives Visit the Amazon Ecological Conservation Center in Manaus, Brazil

A ceremony was held on the grounds of the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) Amazon Ecological Conservation Center (AECC) in Manaus, Brazil, on November 27, to commemorate BSGI's movement for peace over the past 50 years. The event included seed plantings of Brazil's national flower, the Ipê-amarelo. Guests included Brazilian poet Amedeu Thiago ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | Nov 28 2010

SGI-Cambodia Youth Organize Peace Seminar and "Victory Over Violence" Exhibition at Local High School

SGI-Cambodia Youth Organize Peace Seminar and "Victory Over Violence" Exhibition at Local High School

SGI-Cambodia youth organized a seminar devoted to peace at the Jayavarman VII High School in Kandal Province on November 28. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 28 2010

Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai Holds General Meeting

Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai Holds General Meeting

On November 28, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai (BSG) members held a general meeting at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden outside New Delhi, India. In all, 1,300 gathered, including SGI members from Nepal and Sri Lanka. Representing all the youth, BSG youth leaders shared their determination to deepen their understanding of Nichiren's ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 28 2010

SGI-Russia Young Women Commemorate the Founding of Soka Gakkai

SGI-Russia Young Women Commemorate the Founding of Soka Gakkai

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai's founding, young women from SGI-Russia held a commemorative meeting in Moscow on November 28. At the meeting the women refreshed their determinations to work for the peace and happiness of humanity. [Adapted from an article in the December 26, 2010, issue ... read more

Culture | Nov 28 2010

Culture Festivals Held in Panama and Chile

Culture Festivals Held in Panama and Chile

Over two days on November 20 and 21, SGI-Panama members put on a culture festival celebrating the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding, at the SGI-Panama Culture Center in Panama City. Some 2,400 gathered from surrounding provinces such as Chiriquí and Veragaus and from the city of Colón. The festival ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 28 2010

SGI Members in the UK and Japan Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI Members in the UK and Japan Take Buddhist Study Exams

On November 14, hundreds of SGI-UK members participated in Buddhist study exams at SGI-UK centers and local venues throughout the country. Every year, the SGI-UK Buddhist Study Exam offers participants opportunities to study Nichiren's writings in depth and deepen their understanding of Buddhism. This year marked the seventh year of such ... read more

Sustainable Development | Nov 27 2010

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Joins "Green Consumers" Campaign

Soka Gakkai Malaysia Joins "Green Consumers" Campaign

Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) Johor, in collaboration with the Johor state Economic Planning Unit and the Ministry of Tourism in Malaysia, organized a "Green Consumers" campaign on November 27 at the SGM Johor Culture Center. The event was created to raise awareness on the issue of environmental protection in the community. ... read more

Education | Nov 23 2010

SGI Takes Part in Frankfurt Book Fair and Organizes Book Exhibition in Japan

SGI Takes Part in Frankfurt Book Fair and Organizes Book Exhibition in Japan

SGI took part in the world's oldest and largest book fair in Frankfurt, Germany, from October 6-10. This year marks SGI's eighth year of participation in the event. Over 7,500 publishing companies from 111 countries set up stands, and visitors totaled approximately 280,000. The book fair features a "guest of honor" ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 23 2010

Institute of Oriental Philosophy UK Hosts Lotus Sutra Event at the British Library

Institute of Oriental Philosophy UK Hosts Lotus Sutra Event at the British Library

On November 23, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy, UK, hosted a special event at the British Library to mark the publication of a facsimile edition of a Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript, which is held in the library's archives. Originating from Nepal, this document was used for collating the first critical ... read more

Press Releases | Nov 22 2010

SGI President Awarded 300th Academic Honor from University of Massachusetts Boston

TOKYO, Nov 22: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association and founder of Soka University, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the University of Massachusetts Boston at a ceremony held in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward on November 21. This brings to 300 the total ... read more