Soka Gakkai International SGI

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Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a lay Buddhist movement linking more than 12 million people around the world. SGI members integrate their Buddhist practice into their daily lives, following the Lotus Sutra based teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist priest … (about /Overview 1/2).

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map; Address: SGI Headquarters, Josei Toda International Center, 15-3 Samon-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 160-0017;

About /Overview 2/2: … Just as the lotus blooms in a muddy pond, all people can manifest the Buddha nature – inner resources of courage, wisdom and compassion that can equip them to overcome life’s challenges and lead happy and fulfilling lives. 

As engaged Buddhists, SGI members aim to create value in any circumstances and contribute to the well-being of others. Their practice sparks a process of ongoing inner transformation and empowerment known as “human revolution.” The promotion of peace, culture and education is central to SGI’s activities.

History of SGI:

The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a worldwide network of lay Buddhists dedicated to a common vision of a better world through the empowerment of the individual and the promotion of peace, culture and education. It currently consists of 84 constituent organizations and has 12 million members in 192 countries and territories worldwide. The SGI was founded on January 26, 1975, but the movement has its roots in 1930s Japan and the struggle against the thought-control of the Japanese militarist government of the time. The Buddhism practiced by SGI members is based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren and his interpretation of the Lotus Sutra.
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