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Buddhism | Apr 29 2011

Soka Gakkai Day Celebrated at Monthly Leaders Meeting

Soka Gakkai Day Celebrated at Monthly Leaders Meeting

Soka Gakkai held its monthly leaders meeting at the Soka Gakkai Kansai Ikeda Memorial Hall in Osaka, Japan, which representative members from the Kansai Region attended. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 27 2011

Soka Gakkai Publishes Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series 11

Soka Gakkai Publishes Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series 11

Soka Gakkai recently published the Sanskrit Lotus Sutra Manuscript from the British Library (Or. 2204), Romanized Text, the 11th part in its ongoing Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 26 2011

SGI YouTube Channel “SGI Videos Online” Launched

SGI YouTube Channel “SGI Videos Online” Launched

SGI has launched an official YouTube Video Channel titled "SGI Videos Online." The channel provides a variety of videos related to SGI's global movement to build a culture of peace, as well as introductory material related to SGI's history and Buddhist practice. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 25 2011

Study Sessions on Nichiren Buddhism Held in Brazil and Argentina

Study Sessions on Nichiren Buddhism Held in Brazil and Argentina

The sixth Latin America Study Session on Nichiren Buddhism was held in São Paulo, Brazil. Some 2,000 gathered from 12 countries throughout Central and South America. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 23 2011

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in Brazil

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Shown in Brazil

The Institute of Oriental Philosophy and SGI-Brazil cosponsored the "Lotus Sutra: A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition at the Brazil Ikeda Culture Center. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 10 2011

SGI-Europe Youth Members Commemorate 50th Anniversary

The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to Europe in 1961. SGI youth members in Ireland, Sweden, Norway and UK gathered respectively. ... read more

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