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Buddhism | Feb 13 2015

Bringing Buddhist Concepts to Life in Mexico and Panama

Bringing Buddhist Concepts to Life in Mexico and Panama

On February 13, SGI-Mexico youth members in Mexico City organized a seminar on the theme of “Love and Friendship” at the SGI-Mexico culture center. A panel of four youth members presented Buddhist perspectives on this theme, stressing that both love and friendship are based on profound connections between people. In their presentation, the youth drew on the book Way of Youth by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. The book has chapters devoted to both topics and covers true love, handling heartbreak, good friends versus bad and peer pressure. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 25 2015

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate 40 Years of SGI

SGI Members Around the World Celebrate 40 Years of SGI

On January 26, 1975, SGI was founded on the island of Guam at a gathering of people from 51 countries practicing Nichiren Buddhism. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark event, referred to as SGI Day, and it was celebrated by members from Paraguay to Canada and Taiwan to the U.S. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2015

SGI Members Around the World Hold New Year Meetings

SGI Members Around the World Hold New Year Meetings

On January 1 and 2, SGI members around the world celebrated the New Year with prayer meetings in their local areas. Meetings were held in members' homes and culture centers from Ghana to Brazil, the UK, the Philippines and New Zealand, with the common theme of renewing personal determinations and making a fresh start. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 30 2014

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

Bharat Soka Gakkai Kicks Off Toward 2015

On November 30, Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) held its second general meeting of the year at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in Haryana, near New Delhi. The meeting, which was held to celebrate the growth of BSG in 2014 and kick off towards the coming year, brought together nearly 2,600 representatives of all ages, including some 400 leaders from cities and states across the country. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 23 2014

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

SGI-Germany Explores the Buddhist View of Life and Death

On November 23, 2014, the annual day for commemoration of the dead in the Protestant tradition in Germany, a special memorial ceremony for the deceased was hosted by SGI-Germany (SGI-D) members in Berlin. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 15 2014

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

Diversity Celebrated at SGI-New Zealand's 50th Anniversary

On November 15, some 1,000 members from across New Zealand as well as members from Tahiti gathered at the AMI Auckland Netball Centre for an SGI-New Zealand (SGINZ) New Era Celebration meeting titled "Celebrating a Life of Infinite Possibilities." ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 2 2014

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

SGI-South Africa Holds National Meeting

From October 31 to November 2, SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) held a national course in the town of Paarl in the province of Western Cape. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 26 2014

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

"Let Us Illuminate Society!"--SGI-Chile Women Hold General Meeting

On October 25, an SGI-Chile Women's General Meeting was held in Santiago, Chile. The meeting brought together some 1,000 women of all ages from throughout the nation. Guests included Marion Kappeyne van de Coppello, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Chile. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 19 2014

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

Students of Hong Kong SGI Hold Annual Meeting; Resolve to Realize Peace

On October 19, the Hong Kong SGI (HKSGI) Student Division held their Annual General Meeting at the HKSGI Culture Center in Kowloon. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 12 2014

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

SGI-Germany Marks Publication of German Edition of Nichiren's Writings at Frankfurt Bookfair

A German edition of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume I, has been released by Herder Publishing, a German publishing company renowned for publishing religious texts. The work is a translation of the first volume of the English edition of Nichiren's writings. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 6 2014

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Argentina

On September 25, "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" exhibition created by the SGI-affiliated Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) opened for the first time in Argentina at University of Salvador (USAL) in Buenos Aires. Co-organized by USAL, the IOP and SGI-Argentina, the exhibition was brought to USAL at the request of Carlos Manuel Rúa, director of the School of Oriental Studies at the university. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 2 2014

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center Opens

On October 2, SGI-Philippines members from across the country gathered to celebrate the opening of the new SGI-Philippines Manila International Peace Center (MIPC) located near the Binondo area of the city. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 28 2014

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Asia, Latin America and Oceania

During August and September, a total of some 166,000 SGI members in Brazil, India, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore took Buddhist study exams focused on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 17 2014

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

Russian Language Edition of "The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra" Published, SGI Website in Russian Launched

In September, Moscow State University published a Russian translation of the first volume of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, a six-volume work in which SGI President Daisaku Ikeda and members of the Soka Gakkai study department discuss the various chapters of the Lotus Sutra and their relevance for today's world. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 11 2014

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

SGI-Europe Holds Annual Summer Study Sessions in Milan and Trets

From July 24-27, SGI-Europe's annual summer study sessions were held on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Some 500 people of all ages from 31 countries including Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK attended. ... read more