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Study Sessions on Nichiren Buddhism Held in Brazil and Argentina

Study session in São Paulo, BrazilStudy session in São Paulo, Brazil

From April 21-23, the sixth Latin America Study Session on Nichiren Buddhism was held in São Paulo, Brazil. Some 2,000 gathered from 12 countries throughout Central and South America to hear SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito speak on Nichiren's writings. The lectures were simultaneously interpreted into Portuguese and Spanish.

Participants deepened their understanding of a core Buddhist concept regarding the shared commitment of mentor and disciple through studying passages from "The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra," "On the Buddha's Prophecy" and "The Dragon Gate." Mr. Saito stressed that through having strong faith and employing the teachings of the Lotus Sutra, one can manifest unlimited potential, which is the essence of creating a winning life. A question and answer session followed.

From April 24-25, SGI-Argentina also hosted study sessions with Mr. Saito at the SGI-Argentina Peace Auditorium in Buenos Aires. About 2,800 gathered to study Nichiren's writings "Letter from Sado" and "On Prolonging One's Life Span."

[Adapted from an article in the May 10, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]