SGI General Meetings Held on Portuguese Islands
On November 13, SGI members from the city of Funchal on Madeira Island, Portugal, held their first general meeting, which also commemorated the 80th anniversary of Soka Gakkai's founding. SGI-Portugal Young Women's Leader Joana Craveiro gave a presentation on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's series of books titled The New Human Revolution, a novelized account of SGI's history that describes the struggles of ordinary people to realize peace.
On the same day, SGI members living in the Archipelago of the Azores held a general meeting on the island of São Miguel, in the municipality of Vila Franca do Campo.
An SGI-Portugal leader spoke about Nichiren's writing "Happiness in This World," which clarifies, based on Buddhist practice, how one can fully enjoy life and lead the happiest possible existence.
[Adapted from an article in the December 20, 2010, issue of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]