Back to listSep 18, 2008

SGI-Bolivia and Nur University Cohost a Class on Buddhism

081022bol_nur_lec.jpg Nur University students attend lecture on Buddhism

On September 18, 2008, SGI-Bolivia collaborated with Nur University, Santa Cruz, to host a class on development of civilizations at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center. Some 30 students attended the session titled "Contribution of Buddhism to Modern Civilization and World Peace." An SGI-Bolivia youth representative spoke about Buddhist humanism, referencing SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's peace proposals. The session also included the showing of an introductory video about SGI's history and ideals, and a presentation of students' papers on peace and happiness. Nur University Professor Juan Martinez expressed his hopes that the students would challenge their own "human revolution" or inner transformation, and develop into individuals who will play active roles in building a prosperous Bolivia. Many participants stated that they have learned that working for others and society can enrich their innate potential.

[Adapted from an article in the October 22, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]