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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

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

Buddhist Study Sessions Held in the Philippines, Australia and Brazil

In the month of March and April, SGI organizations around the world held study sessions focused on deepening understanding of the writings of Nichiren and key Buddhist concepts. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 15 2012

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Zambia, Korea and the USA

On April 15, SGI members in Zambia took a Buddhist Elementary Level Study Exam which was held in the cities of Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 14 2012

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

SGI Youth in Eastern Europe Strengthen Study of Buddhism

From March 31 to April 1, a youth seminar was held in Rovinj, Croatia. Members also attended from neighboring Slovenia. On April 11, SGI members from throughout Eastern Europe also gathered for the first East Europe Youth Training Session held at the SGI-Austria Culture Center in Vienna. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

SGI-Togo Appoints New Leaders

On April 1, SGI-Togo held a general meeting in Lomé attended by some 600 members from as far away as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin and Mali. Some members traveled for three days by car to attend the meeting. ... read more

Buddhism | Apr 1 2012

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

Youth Festivals Held in Korea

From March 17-April 1, SGI-Korea held youth festivals throughout the nation which included songs, dance, taiko drumming and guitar performances. The festivals were held at 75 venues with a total of about 50,000 youth taking part. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 25 2012

Institute of Oriental Philosophy Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Conference and Lotus Sutra Exhibition

Institute of Oriental Philosophy Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Conference and Lotus Sutra Exhibition

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) held its 27th annual conference in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition "Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" at Soka University of Japan in Hachioji City, Tokyo. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 17 2012

SGI Youth Members Celebrate March 16

SGI Youth Members Celebrate March 16

In the month of March, SGI youth members around the world held meetings to celebrate March 16--known as "Kosen-rufu Day" or "World Peace Day." ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 16 2012

Launch of SGI Information (Official) Facebook Page and Addition of Three New Sections to Daisaku Ikeda Website

Launch of SGI Information (Official) Facebook Page and Addition of Three New Sections to Daisaku Ikeda Website

On March 16, the SGI Office of Public Information launched a new Facebook page, SGI Information (Official). The Daisaku Ikeda website (www.daisakuikeda.org) was also expanded by the addition of three new sections. ... read more

Buddhism | Mar 11 2012

March Headquarters Meeting Focuses on Recovery from March 11 Disaster

March Headquarters Meeting Focuses on Recovery from March 11 Disaster

On March 3, some 250 SGI members from 60 countries and territories visiting Japan for a training course joined the 56th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting held at the Tokyo Toda Memorial Auditorium in Sugamo. ... read more