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Buddhism | Nov 27 2011

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in London

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in London

From November 23-27, an exhibition titled "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Co-existence" was shown at SGI-UK's London Ikeda Peace Centre (LIPC). ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 26 2011

Founding of SGI-Poland Celebrated

Founding of SGI-Poland Celebrated

Some 260 members from Warsaw, Poznań and Cracow gathered in their respective areas on November 19, 20 and 26 to celebrate the founding of SGI-Poland. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 20 2011

SGI Members Across Europe Take Buddhist Exams

SGI Members Across Europe Take Buddhist Exams

SGI members in the Netherlands and in Italy deepened their understanding of Buddhist philosophy through studying for Buddhist study exams which were administered in their respective countries in November. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 20 2011

SGI-Mexico, Chile and Panama Celebrate Soka Gakkai's Founding

SGI-Mexico, Chile and Panama Celebrate Soka Gakkai's Founding

In November, SGI organizations throughout the world celebrated Soka Gakkai's founding. In Latin America, SGI-Chile held a celebratory meeting at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago on November 20. Some 400 people attended. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 10 2011

Soka Youth Festivals in Full Swing Throughout Japan

Soka Youth Festivals in Full Swing Throughout Japan

Starting in late October, Soka Youth Festivals have been held throughout Japan and will continue to take place during the months of November and December. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 5 2011

Conference on Buddhism Held in Catalonia

Conference on Buddhism Held in Catalonia

On November 5, a conference was held at the St. Augustine Convent Civic Center in Barcelona, Spain, on the theme of alleviating suffering from a Buddhist perspective. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 5 2011

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting and SGI General Meeting Held

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting and SGI General Meeting Held

Some 250 SGI members from 60 countries and territories gathered at Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji, Japan, on November 5 for the 53rd Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting held in conjunction with an SGI General Meeting. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 23 2011

SGI-Canada Youth Take Buddhist Study Exam

SGI-Canada Youth Take Buddhist Study Exam

On October 23, the SGI-Canada Study Department advanced level Buddhist study exam for youth was taken by 87 young people across Canada. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 22 2011

SGI Europe Anniversary Celebrated in Italy and Denmark

In October 1961, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda made his first visit to Europe for the purpose of encouraging the handful of practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism throughout Europe and sharing the ideals of Buddhism with as many people as possible. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 22 2011

European Members Celebrate 50th Anniversary

SGI members in Europe have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first visit to the continent by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda in 1961, a date taken to commemorate the start of the movement for the propagation of Buddhism in Europe. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2011

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Published in French

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961, the first volume of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin has been translated into French and published by Verlag Herder GmbH in cooperation with Soka Gakkai Japan. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 17 2011

New Centers Open in Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands

SGI-Spain held the opening ceremony for its first official center on October 15 in the city of Rivas-Vaciamadrid. The opening coincided with celebrations on the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 16 2011

SGI Youth from West Africa Attend Training Course in Togo

SGI Youth from West Africa Attend Training Course in Togo

SGI's West Africa Youth Training Course was held in Lome, Togo, from October 15-16. Some 400 youth members from Togo, including youth from Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and Burkina Faso attended. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 9 2011

Fall Seminar Held in the Czech Republic

Fall Seminar Held in the Czech Republic

SGI members in the Czech Republic organized a Fall Seminar in Prague from October 8-9. At the meeting, one SGI member shared her story of practicing Buddhism and another read a poem she wrote about the mentor and disciple relationship. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2011

Celebrating SGI's World Peace Day

Celebrating SGI's World Peace Day

This year marks the 51st anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit overseas on October 2, 1960, in an effort to help share the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism with people around the world and thereby contribute to building lasting peace. ... read more