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Buddhism | Jun 3 2010

SGI-Germany Holds Headquarters Leaders Meeting and Buddhist Seminar

SGI-Germany Holds Headquarters Leaders Meeting and Buddhist Seminar

On June 3, 2010, SGI-Germany held a headquarters leaders meeting at the SGI-Germany Düsseldorf center. At the meeting, participants studied SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's guidance and had opportunities to share and discuss their thoughts in small group discussions. An SGI-Germany Men's Leader, Kazuyoshi Oishi, shared his experience of using his Buddhist ... read more

Culture | May 30 2010

SGI-USA Members Take Part in Parade in San Francisco, California

From May 29-30, 2010, behind a banner which read "Waves of Brilliant Sunshine," more than 40 SGI-USA San Francisco members danced and drummed down San Francisco's Mission Street to the beat of the samba at the 2010 Carnival Festival and Grand Parade. The two-day event, which bills itself as California's largest ... read more

Culture | May 30 2010

SGI-New Zealand's Brass Band Holds Annual Concert

SGI-New Zealand's Brass Band Holds Annual Concert

On May 30, 2010, SGI-New Zealand's Victorious March Brass Band held its eighth annual concert together with New Zealand's Manukau City Concert Band at the SGI-New Zealand Culture Center in Auckland. Approximately 380 attended. The Victorious March Brass Band performed the "Alvamar Overture" by James Barnes. The Manukau City Concert Band ... read more

Education | May 28 2010

SGI-Cambodia Youth Host Seminar for High School Students

SGI-Cambodia Youth Host Seminar for High School Students

On May 28, 2010, SGI-Cambodia youth members sponsored a seminar titled "I Have A Mission" at a high school in Kandal Province. The seminar, based on SGI's core activities of promoting peace, culture and education, is the fourth of its kind to be held by SGI-Cambodia. Approximately 200 students and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 28 2010

SGI-USA Hosts Nuclear Abolition Event

SGI-USA Hosts Nuclear Abolition Event

On May 11, 2010, Soka Gakkai Youth Peace Conference representatives presented Sergio Duarte, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, and Leslie B. Gatan, advisor to the president of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, with more than 2.2 million signatures from youth calling for the adoption of a Nuclear ... read more

Sustainable Development | May 20 2010

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition Shown in Mexico

"Seeds of Change" Exhibition Shown in Mexico

From April 20 to May 20, 2010, "Seeds of Change: The Earth Charter and Human Potential" (SOC), an exhibition jointly created by the SGI and the Earth Charter Initiative, was shown at the Guanajuato City Culture Center in Mexico. The exhibition, which was opened by Mayor Nicéforo Guerrero Reynoso, was ... read more

Buddhism | May 18 2010

SGI-Korea Members Study Nichiren's Writings

SGI-Korea Members Study Nichiren's Writings

From May 17-18, 2010, representative SGI-Korea members participated in a study session at the SGI-Korea headquarters building in Seoul, South Korea. SGI Study Department Leader Katsuji Saito lectured on two of Nichiren's most important writings, "The Opening of the Eyes" and "The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life," and ... read more

Education | May 18 2010

Children's Animation Series Airs in Cuba

Children's Animation Series Airs in Cuba

From April 6 to May 18, 2010, animated adaptations of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's original children's stories were aired in Cuba by the state-run broadcasting station, Cubavisión. This is the first time the series has been broadcast in Cuba. Seven stories—"The Princess of the Desert Kingdom," "Rainbow Mountain," "The Cherry Tree," ... read more

Sustainable Development | May 16 2010

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Held in Taiwan

"Seeds of Hope" Exhibition Held in Taiwan

From May 16-29, 2010, a new environmental exhibition "Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps towards change," created by SGI and the Earth Charter International, is being shown in Chinese at 36 of Taiwan Soka Association's (TSA) culture centers and venues around Taiwan. Hundreds of people from local communities have been ... read more

Humanitarian Activities | May 16 2010

SGI-Iceland Members Volunteer in Aftermath of Volcanic Eruption

SGI-Iceland Members Volunteer in Aftermath of Volcanic Eruption

On May 16, 2010, SGI-Iceland officially participated in a clean-up effort to help residents in the town of Vík which was affected by the volcanic eruption on April 14 near Eyjafjallajoekull Glacier in Iceland. Wearing protective goggles and masks, SGI-Iceland General Director Eygló Jónsdóttir and members swept ash from streets, homes and ... read more

Peace and Disarmament | May 16 2010

Soka Gakkai Indonesia Holds Fourth Women's Peace Conference

Soka Gakkai Indonesia Holds Fourth Women's Peace Conference

From May 15-16, 2010, SGI-Indonesia women and young women members sponsored the fourth Women's Peace Conference at the SGI-Indonesia Headquarters Building in Jakarta. The event was also held in commemoration of "SGI-Indonesia Women's Day" on May 14. On May 15, Linda Amalia Sari Gumelar, from Indonesia's Ministry of Women Empowerment & ... read more

Buddhism | May 16 2010

SGI-Hungary Holds Training Session

SGI-Hungary Holds Training Session

From May 15-16, 2010, SGI-Hungary held a training session in Budapest that some 50 members attended. During the two day event, representatives from the young women and young men's groups shared how their Buddhist practice had resulted in advancements in their daily lives. The meeting also included a performance of ... read more

Culture | May 15 2010

SGI-Canada Holds "Youth Fest 2010" in Toronto

SGI-Canada Holds "Youth Fest 2010" in Toronto

On May 15, 2010, SGI-Canada held a festival titled "Youth Fest 2010" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada. The show included a multimedia, bilingual show titled "Your Victory is My Victory" that explored how to achieve a more meaningful and rich life through challenging and overcoming difficulties. Song, dance ... read more

Education | May 13 2010

SGI-Paraguay Receives Letter of Appreciation from Community Education Center

SGI-Paraguay Receives Letter of Appreciation from Community Education Center

On May 13, 2010, SGI-Paraguay received a letter of appreciation from the General Patricio Escobar Community Education Center in Encarnación, Paraguay, for its contributions to promote peace education. The letter was presented during the official opening of SGI's exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming ... read more

Press Releases | May 13 2010

SGI President Awarded Honorary Professorship from Tsinghua University, China

TOKYO, May 13: Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International lay Buddhist organization, was awarded the title of honorary professor from Tsinghua University*, China, at a ceremony held in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on May 13. Tsinghua University President Gu Binglin headed a delegation that included Deputy Secretary-General Wang ... read more