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Buddhism | Apr 3 2011

New SGI Center Opens in Oregon, USA

New SGI Center Opens in Oregon, USA

Two celebrations were held on April 2 and 3 to commemorate the opening of the new SGI-USA Oregon Center in the city of Lake Oswego. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 2 2011

SGI-Cameroon Holds Buddhist Study Sessions

SGI-Cameroon Holds Buddhist Study Sessions

On April 2, some 300 SGI members throughout Cameroon attended Buddhist study sessions, the first of the year, at various SGI venues in Cameroon. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 2 2011

Fukushima Members Hold Onto Hope Despite Evacuation

Fukushima Members Hold Onto Hope Despite Evacuation

Following the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunamis in Japan, ongoing problems at the Daiichi nuclear power plant have strongly affected Fukushima Prefecture. In the face of this crisis, Soka Gakkai members have been helping to restore hope to those in their communities. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 31 2011

SGI President Publishes New Series of Gosho Commentaries

SGI President Publishes New Series of Gosho Commentaries

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis that hit Japan on March 11, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda began publishing a series of words of encouragement in the Soka Gakkai organ newspaper, the Seikyo Shimbun. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 27 2011

New Zealand Members Pray for Christchurch and Tohoku Quake Victims

New Zealand Members Pray for Christchurch and Tohoku Quake Victims

During March, SGI-New Zealand members held special prayer meetings for lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake that hit New Zealand on February 22, as well as for victims of the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake in Japan on March 11 and for the fast and safe recovery of the affected regions. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 21 2011

Soka Gakkai Conducts Spring Equinox Memorial Prayers

Soka Gakkai Conducts Spring Equinox Memorial Prayers

On March 21, the day of the spring equinox, Soka Gakkai held memorial services to pray for the peaceful repose of deceased family members and friends at Soka Gakkai centers and memorial parks throughout Japan. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 20 2011

SGI-Spain Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebrations

SGI-Spain youth members held a meeting in Zaragoza City, Spain, on March 19-20 to kick off celebrations of the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to the country and SGI-Spain's establishment in 1961. Participants gathered from throughout the country, including from the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2011

Relief Efforts Continue in Japan, SGI Members Hold Prayer Meetings, SGI President's March 16 Message

Relief Efforts Continue in Japan, SGI Members Hold Prayer Meetings, SGI President's March 16 Message

March 16 is a symbolic day for Soka Gakkai and SGI members, as it commemorates Kosen-rufu Day--a day when individuals deepen their vow to work for the sake of world peace and the happiness and well-being of all humanity. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 7 2011

High School Students in Iceland Learn About Buddhism

High School Students in Iceland Learn About Buddhism

On March 7, SGI-Iceland representative Eyglo Jónsdóttir gave a talk on Buddhism to some 40 students at Menntaskólinn á Akureyri High School in Akureyri in northern Iceland, as part of its guest speaker series. Every year for two days in the spring semester all classes stop and the school invites various people to give talks or organize educational workshops on different themes for the students. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 6 2011

SGI-Chile Anniversary Commemorated

SGI-Chile Anniversary Commemorated

On March 6, SGI members in Chile commemorated the 18th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's February 1993 visit to the country at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 28 2011

Discussion Meetings in SGI-Italy

Discussion Meetings in SGI-Italy

Discussion meetings have been the driving source for the advancement of SGI-Italy. These meetings, held twice a month at 4,400 locations throughout Italy--mostly in members' homes--enable participants to deepen their understanding of Buddhism through study and share their personal experiences in faith. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 27 2011

Bharat Soka Gakkai Holds Study Sessions

Bharat Soka Gakkai Holds Study Sessions

From February 26-27, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai members from 36 cities in India attended study sessions held at the Siri Fort Auditorium and at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in New Delhi. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 26 2011

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders Meeting in Tokyo

Soka Gakkai Holds Monthly Leaders Meeting in Tokyo

On February 26, Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders meeting at the Soka International Friendship Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting also functioned as a gathering of national youth leaders and men's leaders and the Soka Gakkai Artists Division. ... 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

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