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What is SGI?

Our Shared Humanity (Full-length)

Our Shared Humanity (Full-length) (21:48)

A 20-minute film that answers the questions: What is the SGI? What are its philosophical underpinnings? Who are its members and what do they do? Available with English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish subtitles.

Our Shared Humanity (1/3) (English only)

Our Shared Humanity (2/3) (English only)

Our Shared Humanity (3/3) (English only)

The SGI Buddhist Movement

SGI Buddhist Movement(3:38)

An abbreviated version of "Our Shared Humanity."

Origins of Buddhism

Origins of Buddhism(3:19)

A short film tracing the historical flow of Buddhism from Shakyamuni in India to the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren.

History of the SGI

History of the SGI(4:54)

The history of SGI viewed through the lives of the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai.

SGI's Daily Practice

SGI's Daily Practice(3:49)

A short film describing how SGI members practice Buddhism in their daily lives.

The Life Story of Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda(3:41)

In the 50 years since becoming president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association at the age of 32, Daisaku Ikeda has pursued a diverse range of activities in the pursuit of global peace. As well as building the Soka Gakkai into a grassroots movement of empowered global citizens, his efforts include personal diplomacy during the Cold War, ongoing dialogues with a broad range of individuals from around the world, numerous publications and proposals and the founding of peace-related institutions.