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Buddhism | Nov 18 2012

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

SGI-Germany celebrated the opening of a new center in Munich on November 17 and 18. With two prayer rooms and an office, the new center will serve as the main center for SGI members in the State of Bavaria. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 17 2012

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

In November, SGI-Spain hosted two events at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid. The first was a lecture titled "Utopia in Times of Crisis: Where Ethics and Religion Meet" given by Professor Juan José Tamayo, director of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 11 2012

SGI Members in Europe and Taiwan Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI Members in Europe and Taiwan Take Buddhist Study Exams

SGI members of all ages in Europe took Buddhist study exams of various levels in November, celebrated in the SGI as the month of Soka Gakkai's founding (on November 18, 1930). ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 4 2012

SSA's Senior Citizens Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

SSA's Senior Citizens Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary

On November 4, Singapore Soka Association's (SSA) Senior Citizens Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of its founding. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 28 2012

SGI-Eastern Europe Leaders Attend Training Course

SGI-Eastern Europe Leaders Attend Training Course

Some 60 SGI leaders gathered at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna for the Eastern Europe Leaders' Training Course from October 26-28. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 15 2012

SGI-Switzerland and SGI-Spain Hold Training Courses, Launch Youth Campaigns

SGI-Switzerland and SGI-Spain Hold Training Courses, Launch Youth Campaigns

In September, to meet the needs of a diverse membership, SGI-Switzerland held fall training courses in three different languages. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 12 2012

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

Soka Gakkai Holds Memorial Services on Anniversary of Nichiren's Passing

The Soka Gakkai held memorial services throughout Japan on October 12 to mark the 730th anniversary of the passing of Nichiren (October 13, 1282). The services also commemorated the day Nichiren inscribed the Dai-Gohonzon (October 12, 1279), the object of devotion in Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 7 2012

SGI Leaders' Training Courses in Ecuador

SGI Leaders' Training Courses in Ecuador

On October 6 and 7, SGI-Ecuador held leaders’ training meetings in the two largest cities of Quito and Guayaquil. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 7 2012

New SGI Culture Centers Open in Chennai, Bengaluru, India

New SGI Culture Centers Open in Chennai, Bengaluru, India

Two new Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) culture centers opened in the southern Indian cities of Chennai and Bengaluru on October 7. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 30 2012

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

17,000 SGI Members take Buddhist Study Exams in Brazil

On September 30, Brazil-SGI (BSGI) held Buddhist study examinations of various levels in 358 venues across the country. Some 17,000 people of all ages took the exams to deepen their understanding of Buddhist philosophy. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 15 2012

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

SGI-Canada Holds Open House Event in Toronto

On September 15, SGI-Canada held an open house event at its SGI Toronto Culture Centre, welcoming over 300 members of the local community to learn more about SGI’s Buddhist philosophy and its grassroots activities promoting a culture of peace. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 11 2012

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 55 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 7-10. "You are all outstanding leaders who share solemn and profound karmic ties," said SGI President Ikeda in one of the many messages of encouragement he sent to the participants. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 2 2012

Soka Gakkai Youth Host Music Festival in Tohoku

Soka Gakkai Youth Host Music Festival in Tohoku

On September 2, a year and a half after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, Soka Gakkai student group members in Tohoku held a "Rock the Heart" music festival at Kotodai Park in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 1 2012

SGI-Sweden Hosts Buddhist Mingle

SGI-Sweden Hosts Buddhist Mingle

On September 1, SGI-Sweden hosted a "mingle"--an introductory Buddhist meeting in Stockholm that was open to the public. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 26 2012

SGI Celebrates Soka Gakkai Men's Day

SGI Celebrates Soka Gakkai Men's Day

In August, SGI men across the world gathered to celebrate Soka Gakkai Men's Division Day (August 24), which is also the day SGI President Daisaku Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai in 1947 at the age of 19. The Men's Division itself was founded on March 5, 1966. ... read more