Back to listAug 5, 2007

SGI Youth in Hong Kong and Macau Participate in Summer Activities

On August 4 and 5, 2007, SGI-Hong Kong student division members attended a summer training course at the SGI-Hong Kong Grand Culture Center. Participants studied Buddhist concepts of "good and evil" and the life condition of Asura, or "anger," as well as the role of the United Nations in contemporary society from the perspective of Nichiren Buddhism. They also discussed SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in April 2007 and its impact on furthering Sino-Japanese relations. SGI-Hong Kong General Director Lee Kong Sau shared his expectations for youth to develop into capable individuals who work for world peace. One of the students, Mitsuru Iwaki, reported on his work as a Japanese language teacher in Hong Kong and mainland China.

SGI-Hong Kong students

On July 28, SGI-Macau Young Women's Division (YWD) held their 12th general meeting at the SGI-Macau Culture Center. A jazz dance and a teenage chorus kicked off the event. Mandy Siu shared an experience of how she won trust and improved relationships with her coworkers based on her Buddhist practice. SGI-Macau YWD Leader Kaori Shiu encouraged the young women to deepen their faith, practice and study of Nichiren Buddhism so that they can lead lives of happiness and fulfillment. Her comments included advice on achieving lasting happiness and women's responsibilities by second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda and Mr. Ikeda.

SGI-Macau young women

[Adapted from an article in the August 29, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]