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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

Buddhism | Aug 25 2012

Dunhuang Academy Director Attends Opening of Lotus Sutra Exhibition in Kobe

Dunhuang Academy Director Attends Opening of Lotus Sutra Exhibition in Kobe

On August 25, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) and Soka Gakkai co-organized the "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition at the Kansai International Culture Center in Kobe, Japan. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 19 2012

North America and Oceania SGI Leaders Study Conference

North America and Oceania SGI Leaders Study Conference

From August 17-19, SGI representatives from North America and Oceania attended an SGI Leaders Study Conference at the World Peace Ikeda Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 23 2012

Brazil SGI Holds Introductory Meetings with Sign Language Interpretation

Brazil SGI Holds Introductory Meetings with Sign Language Interpretation

In response to requests from members, Brazil Soka Gakkai International (BSGI) members in São Paulo began holding monthly Buddhist introductory meetings for people who are deaf and hard of hearing at the BSGI Culture Center, starting in July 2011. These meetings are also open to the public. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 23 2012

Tenth SGI Europe Study Session Held in Milan, Italy

Tenth SGI Europe Study Session Held in Milan, Italy

From July 19-22, the tenth SGI Europe Study Session was held in the suburbs of Milan, Italy, attended by 480 members from 30 countries throughout Europe. A total of 10,000 people will be attending such study sessions held in different European countries over the summer. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 22 2012

SGI-Panama Focuses on Youth as Protagonists of a New Era

SGI-Panama Focuses on Youth as Protagonists of a New Era

"I'm now filled with optimism, love, confidence and friendship" expressed a youth member after attending the SGI-Panama youth convention held at the SGI-Panama Culture Center, Panama City, on July 22. ... read more