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Back to listOct 23, 2010

SGI Members in Europe Engage in Buddhist Study

101010greece-mtg.jpgSGI-Greece members

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."

101023slovenija-sgi.jpgSGI-Slovenia members

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. 

101010croatia.jpgSGI members in Croatia

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]