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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

Buddhism | Jul 15 2012

SGI Women's Group Meetings Held in Singapore and Sri Lanka

SGI Women's Group Meetings Held in Singapore and Sri Lanka

During June, Singapore Soka Association (SSA) Women's Group members held local discussion meetings nationwide in celebration of the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai's Women's Division. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 15 2012

SGI-Spain Youth Meet in Canary Islands

SGI-Spain Youth Meet in Canary Islands

On July 15, SGI-Spain youth members in the Canary Islands held a general meeting at the Leal Theater in La Laguna, Tenerife. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 4 2012

SGI-Portugal Women Hold Meetings

SGI-Portugal Women Hold Meetings

From June 30 to July 4, SGI-Portugal women’s group members held commemorative meetings throughout the nation, celebrating the founding of Soka Gakkai’s Women’s Division (June 10, 1951). ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 24 2012

Buddhist Summer Courses Held in Northern Ireland

Buddhist Summer Courses Held in Northern Ireland

On June 23, a men's summer course was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Men practicing in Northern Ireland were joined by SGI members from the Republic of Ireland and guests from SGI-UK. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 23 2012

SGI-Romania Established as Chapter

SGI-Romania Established as Chapter

On June 23, a meeting of SGI-Romania members was held in Bucharest to commemorate its establishment as a chapter, following its formation as a district in 2007. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 17 2012

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland Members Deepen Buddhist Study

SGI-Finland members gathered in Helsinki on June 16 and 17 to participate in study sessions on Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 10 2012

SSA Members Take Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam

SSA Members Take Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam

On June 10, a total of 1,700 Singapore Soka Association (SSA) members took a Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam at Northland Secondary School in Singapore. ... read more

Buddhism | May 25 2012

IOP Supports Publication of Russian Encyclopedia of Buddhist Philosophy

IOP Supports Publication of Russian Encyclopedia of Buddhist Philosophy

On May 23, the launch of the "Buddhist Philosophy Encyclopedia," published by the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPhRAS) and supported by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), Japan, was held at IPhRAS in Moscow. ... read more

Buddhism | May 13 2012

SGI-Cambodia Holds Leaders' Training Course

SGI-Cambodia Holds Leaders' Training Course

The training course included four sessions which covered topics such as the importance of faith, practice and study. Members also studied SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's lecture series on "The Opening of the Eyes," one of Nichiren’s major writings. ... read more

Buddhism | May 8 2012

From Germany to Vanuatu SGI Members Celebrate Soka Gakkai Day

From Germany to Vanuatu SGI Members Celebrate Soka Gakkai Day

On May 3, SGI members around the world celebrated Soka Gakkai Day. It was on May 3, 1951, that Josei Toda was inaugurated as the second president of Soka Gakkai, and on May 3, 1960, Daisaku Ikeda became the third president. ... read more

Buddhism | May 3 2012

Facsimile Edition of the Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Celebrated in India

Facsimile Edition of the Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Celebrated in India

In collaboration with the National Archives of India and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP), the Soka Gakkai recently published the 14th work in its Lotus Sutra Manuscript Series: The facsimile edition of Gilgit Lotus Sutra Manuscripts. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 28 2012

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Publication of Nichiren's Writings

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Publication of Nichiren's Writings

April 28, 2012, marks the 60th anniversary of the first publication in Japanese of the complete writings of Nichiren (Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu) which took place on April 28, 1952, under the supervision of second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. ... read more