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Buddhism | Jan 30 2013

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

SGI Members in Latin America Gather for Study Training Course

Some 250 members from the Spanish-speaking countries of Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela gathered in Panama for a Latin America Buddhist study training course from January 28 to 30. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 27 2013

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

Lotus Sutra Exhibition Opens in Taiwan

On January 27, the exhibition "The Lotus Sutra--A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence" co-organized by the Institute of Oriental Philosophy (IOP) together with Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) opened at TSA’s Zhi Shan Culture Center in Taipei. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 20 2013

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

SGI-Philippines Holds Celebratory Culture Festival

On January 20, SGI members in Southern Mindanao held a culture festival and leaders meeting to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the opening of the SGI-Philippines Davao Culture Center and to initiate momentum towards 2014, which will mark 50 years since the start of the SGI Buddhist movement in the Philippines. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 17 2013

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Memorial Services Held on Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake

On January 17, Soka Gakkai members conducted memorial prayer services at four venues in Hyogo and Osaka prefectures on the 18th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake (January 17, 1995). ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea Appoints New General Director

SGI-Korea held a national leaders meeting at its center in Seoul on January 13. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 13 2013

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

SGI-Europe Representatives Hold Summit Meeting

Some 200 SGI leaders from 30 European countries gathered for an SGI European Summit from January 10 to 13 at the SGI European Training Center at Trets, France. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 6 2013

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

SGI-Bolivia Holds Leaders Training Course

On January 6, SGI-Bolivia members held a leaders training course at the SGI-Bolivia Culture Center in Santa Cruz. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 6 2013

New Soka Culture Center Opens in Tokyo

New Soka Culture Center Opens in Tokyo

At the end of 2012, the new Soka Culture Center was opened in Tokyo. It was officially opened to visitors on a ticketed basis from January. ... read more

Buddhism | Jan 2 2013

SGI New Year's Prayer Meetings Held Worldwide

SGI New Year's Prayer Meetings Held Worldwide

From England to Bolivia, Taiwan to Burkina Faso, SGI members throughout the world celebrated the New Year with prayer meetings in their local areas on January 1 and 2. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

SGI Buddhist Study Exams Held in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia

In November and December, SGI members in Kenya, Denmark, Argentina and Malaysia took Buddhist study exams in their respective areas as a way to deepen their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism and its core philosophy. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

New SGI Center Opens in Mexico

On December 16, SGI-Mexico celebrated the grand opening of its new center in Veracruz City. Some 400 people attended the event, which included folk dance and choral performances, as well as the unveiling and reading of a plaque engraved with a poem by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda titled "To My Noble Friends, the Bodhisattvas of the Earth of Veracruz." ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 16 2012

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

Prayer Meeting Held for Victims of Connecticut School Shooting

On December 16, two days after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, some 60 SGI-USA members from the Connecticut region assembled at the SGI Connecticut Activity Center in Orange to pray for the 20 children and 6 teachers who lost their lives in the shooting. ... read more

Buddhism | Dec 3 2012

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

SGI Native American Members Meet in Florida for First Intertribal Gathering

On November 30, some 25 SGI-USA Native American men and women from across the country came together for their first intertribal meeting. The sessions for Native American members took place within the larger Changing Karma Into Mission #2 Buddhist study conference held at the same venue that weekend. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 18 2012

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

New SGI-Germany Center Opens in Munich

SGI-Germany celebrated the opening of a new center in Munich on November 17 and 18. With two prayer rooms and an office, the new center will serve as the main center for SGI members in the State of Bavaria. ... read more

Buddhism | Nov 17 2012

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

SGI-Spain Hosts Lecture on Religion and Utopia; Participates in Buddhist Symposium

In November, SGI-Spain hosted two events at its culture center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid. The first was a lecture titled "Utopia in Times of Crisis: Where Ethics and Religion Meet" given by Professor Juan José Tamayo, director of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. ... read more