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Buddhism | Mar 11 2014

Soka Gakkai Holds March 11 Memorial Services

Soka Gakkai Holds March 11 Memorial Services

Marking the third anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, Soka Gakkai members held memorial services in 40 culture centers encompassing the Tohoku region, including Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 22 2014

SGI in Uruguay and Argentina Hold Commemorative Meetings

SGI in Uruguay and Argentina Hold Commemorative Meetings

On February 18, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the formation of its first chapter in 1984, SGI-Uruguay held an annual general meeting at its Montevideo culture center. Former First Lady of Uruguay Maria de las Mercedes Menafra Rodríguez and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent congratulatory messages. ... read more

Buddhism | Feb 16 2014

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Malaysia

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Debuts in Malaysia

On February 16, "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 Malaysia at Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM)'s Wisma Kebudayaan culture center in Kuala Lumpur. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 19 2014

SGI European Summit Held at New Center in Milan, Italy

SGI European Summit Held at New Center in Milan, Italy

From January 17-19, SGI-Europe held a leaders' summit at the newly opened Milan Ikeda Peace Culture Center, located in Corsico, on the outskirts of Milan. Some 200 leaders from 31 countries across Europe attended. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2013

SGI-South Africa Holds Memorial Prayer Meetings for Mandela and Participates in Day of Reconciliation

SGI-South Africa Holds Memorial Prayer Meetings for Mandela and Participates in Day of Reconciliation

On the evening of December 6, following news of the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela the previous day, SGI-South Africa (SGI-SA) held a prayer meeting at its national center in Johannesburg. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 8 2013

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Okinawa

Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting Held in Okinawa

On December 8, in conjunction with the Soka Gakkai Okinawa General Meeting, the second Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu was held in the grounds of the Soka Gakkai Okinawa Training Center, a former missile launch site. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 18 2013

Opening of Soka Gakkai Headquarters Building Symbolizes Renewed Dedication to Peace

Opening of Soka Gakkai Headquarters Building Symbolizes Renewed Dedication to Peace

The Hall of the Great Vow for Kosen-rufu located in Shinanomachi, Tokyo, officially opened on November 18 to commemorate the founding of the Soka Gakkai in 1930 and the 69th anniversary of the passing of first Soka Gakkai President Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. This new building will serve as a focal point of SGI's global movement for kosen-rufu, or world peace. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 17 2013

Lecture on Religious Leadership at SGI-New Zealand Commemorative Event

Lecture on Religious Leadership at SGI-New Zealand Commemorative Event

To commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the Soka Gakkai in Japan on November 18, 1930, Soka Gakkai International New Zealand (SGINZ) hosted a special lecture by Peter J. Lineham, professor of history at Massey University, at its Auckland culture center on November 17. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 17 2013

SGI-Netherlands Holds Soka Peace Festival

SGI-Netherlands Holds Soka Peace Festival

On November 17, 2013, in commemoration of the founding of the Soka Gakkai (on November 18, 1930), SGI-Netherlands held a peace festival at the World Forum International conference center in The Hague. Some 1,600 people participated. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 27 2013

SGI-Canada Celebrates 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Visit

SGI-Canada Celebrates 20th Anniversary of SGI President's Visit

Between October 5 and 27, marking the 20th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's visit to Canada in October 1993, SGI-Canada held celebratory meetings in 17 cities including Vancouver, Quebec, Ottawa and Calgary. ... read more

Buddhism | Oct 27 2013

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand

Buddhist Study Exams Held in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand

During September and October, study exams centering on the core principles of Nichiren Buddhism were held in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand. ... read more

Buddhism | Sep 9 2013

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

SGI Youth Training Course Held in Tokyo; Exchange Meetings in Kanagawa

Some 250 SGI youth representatives from 60 countries and territories gathered in Tokyo to take part in the SGI Youth Training Course from September 5-9. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 18 2013

First SGI East Africa General Meeting Held in Kenya

First SGI East Africa General Meeting Held in Kenya

On August 18, the first SGI East Africa General Meeting was held at the University of Nairobi in Kenya, attended by representatives from Kenya and neighboring countries. ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 11 2013

First SGI West Africa General Meeting Held in Ghana

First SGI West Africa General Meeting Held in Ghana

On August 11, the first SGI West Africa General Meeting was held at the National Theatre in Accra, Republic of Ghana. The meeting was attended by some 2,200 members from Ghana and 13 other countries in the region. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 29 2013

SGI Meetings Held in Croatia and Russia

SGI Meetings Held in Croatia and Russia

On June 16, SGI-Croatia held its second General Meeting in Zagreb. SGI-Russia also held a meeting that commemorated July 3, mentor and disciple day, in Moscow on June 29. ... read more