SGI Members in Europe Engage in Buddhist Study
SGI-Greece held a general meeting in Eretria, Evia Island, from October 7-10. Along with members of Athens, more than 100 members gathered from throughout the country. SGI Europe Vice Women's Leader Michiko Samuels spoke on Nichiren's writing, "Letter from Sado."
Also at the meeting, participants were encouraged to solve difficulties in their daily lives through applying the Buddhist concept of "turning poison into medicine"--transforming negative circumstances into a positive outcome --and through creating harmonious unity.
On October 23, SGI members in Slovenia held a meeting to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai's founding (November 18, 1930). Through their study of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's writings, participants shared how they gained a deeper understanding of the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.
From October 9-10, SGI members in Croatia held a commemorative meeting at which participants studied Nichiren's writings "The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life" and "The Opening of the Eyes."
[Adapted from an article in the December 19, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]