Introductory Materials

Brief History of SGI

Outline of origins of Buddhism and introduction to the SGI

How to Chant

Short films showing how to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and recite Lotus Sutra excerpts known as gongyo


How to contact the SGI in different countries

Key Concepts

The Ten Worlds in Brief
Cause and Effect—Nichiren Buddhism’s positive take on karma
Oneness of Life and Environment—how we and our environment are connected
More Key Concepts

Nichiren’s Writings

Selected Quotes from Nichiren’s Writings
Vol. 1 of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Vol. 2 of The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings

Further Reading: Introductory

Recommended Books

Related Materials

The Winning Life—a short introduction to the SGI and Nichiren Buddhism produced by SGI-USA
SGI Introductory Brochure
SGI Charter
Profile of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda
Latest Peace Proposal by SGI President

Audio Files

Recordings of Gongyo (excerpts from the Lotus Sutra) and the chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
Slow Gongyo
Fast Gongyo


Introductory DVD (full-length)
Introductory DVD (short version)

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