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Buddhism | Aug 27 2011

SGI Men Strengthen Commitment to Promoting Peace

SGI Men Strengthen Commitment to Promoting Peace

On August 12, more than 70 SGI-USA Men's Division members from Atlanta, Georgia, traveled over 600 miles--55 by a specially chartered bus--to attend the SGI-USA Men's Conference at the Florida Nature and Culture Center (FNCC). For the year leading up to the conference, the men focused on the theme of raising ... read more

Buddhism | Aug 13 2011

New SGI Center Opens in Melbourne, Australia

New SGI Center Opens in Melbourne, Australia

August 13 marked the opening of the SGI-Australia (SGIA) Victoria Community Centre in Melbourne, making it the fourth SGI center in Australia. Councillor Sarah Carter, mayor of Maribyrnong, where the building is located, officially opened the center. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 31 2011

Anniversary of Soka Gakkai Youth Groups Celebrated in Uruguay

Anniversary of Soka Gakkai Youth Groups Celebrated in Uruguay

On July 30 and 31, SGI-Uruguay youth members celebrated the 60th anniversaries of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai Young Men's and Young Women’s Divisions in Japan in July 1951. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 31 2011

A Celebration of Women in the Netherlands

A Celebration of Women in the Netherlands

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai Women's Division, SGI-Netherlands women members held meetings at 26 venues throughout the country from May to July, 2011. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 24 2011

Anniversary of Soka Youth Groups Celebrated in Paraguay

Anniversary of Soka Youth Groups Celebrated in Paraguay

On July 24, SGI-Paraguay youth members held a meeting at the SGI-Paraguay Culture Center in Asunción to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai's youth group which was formed in 1951. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 18 2011

Study Lecture on Nichiren Buddhism Held in UK

Study Lecture on Nichiren Buddhism Held in UK

On July 18, SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito delivered a Buddhist study lecture on Nichiren's writings to over 1,000 SGI-UK members at Friends House in London. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 17 2011

SGI-Cambodia Youth Hold Meetings

SGI-Cambodia Youth Hold Meetings

SGI-Cambodia young women members held their Phnom Penh Chapter General Meeting at the SGI-Cambodia Culture Center on July 10. The Young Men's Phnom Penh Chapter General Meeting was also held at the Cambodia Culture Center on July 17. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 17 2011

Lectures on Nichiren Buddhism in Milan, Italy

Lectures on Nichiren Buddhism in Milan, Italy

Some 470 SGI members from 29 countries around Europe attended SGI-Europe's Nichiren Buddhism study session in Milan, Italy, from July 14-17. SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito lectured on key writings of Nichiren such as "The True Aspect of All Phenomena" and on the mentor-disciple relationship, which he depicted as the essence of Nichiren Buddhism. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 16 2011

New SGI Center Opens in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

New SGI Center Opens in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

On July 16, a new SGI center was opened in Charlotte, North Carolina. The two ceremonies marking the opening were attended by more than 320 members and guests, some of whom traveled for more than four hours from both North and South Carolina. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 9 2011

Monthly Soka Gakkai Leaders Meeting Celebrates Youth and Tohoku

Monthly Soka Gakkai Leaders Meeting Celebrates Youth and Tohoku

Soka Gakkai's July leaders meeting was held in conjunction with the New Tohoku General Meeting at the Tokyo Makiguchi Memorial Hall in Hachioji on July 9. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 3 2011

SGI-Chile Celebrates the Month of July

SGI-Chile Celebrates the Month of July

On July 3, a prayer meeting commemorating the day of mentor and disciple was held at the SGI-Chile Culture Center in Santiago. ... read more

Buddhism | Jul 3 2011

Tohoku Youth Division General Meeting Held in Miyagi Prefecture

Tohoku Youth Division General Meeting Held in Miyagi Prefecture

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, Soka Gakkai youth members in Tohoku gathered together on July 3, at the Soka Gakkai Aoba Culture Center in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, to celebrate the holding of the "New Generation First Tohoku Youth General Meeting." ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 26 2011

Student Group Meetings Held Across Canada

Student Group Meetings Held Across Canada

SGI-Canada's Student Group members held meetings throughout the country to celebrate the group's founding 54 years ago and to reaffirm the important role of students in creating a peaceful world on June 25 and 26. ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 26 2011

SGI-Uruguay Women Hold Leaders Meeting

SGI-Uruguay Women Hold Leaders Meeting

On June 26, SGI-Uruguay women from all over the country attended a leaders meeting at the SGI-Uruguay Culture Center in Montevideo. At the meeting, participants studied one of Nichiren's writings, "The Dragon Gate," through which they learned about the spirit of "many in body but one in mind." ... read more

Buddhism | Jun 26 2011

Exchange Meeting Held in Haiti

Exchange Meeting Held in Haiti

An exchange meeting was held between SGI members from Haiti and the Dominican Republic in Juana Mendes, Haiti on June 26. ... read more