What’s on the Grounds?


Photo: Gerry Hall.

One of the many delights of attending a conference at the SGI-USA Florida Nature and Culture Center in Weston, Florida, is taking a bike ride or a leisurely stroll through the stunning campus, which sits on 125 acres of restored wetlands.

On your next visit, stop by the Millennium Monument and Lily Pavilion, both named by SGI President Ikeda and opened in November 2013, in commemoration of the Soka Gakkai’s 80th anniversary.

The Millennium Monument celebrates October 2, 1960, the date when SGI President Ikeda took his first steps for worldwide kosen-rufu from the United States.

The monument features seven bronze relief plaques, representing the seven U.S. cities he visited on that first trip, including iconic scenes from volume 1 of The New Human Revolution that detail his encounters with members from those cities.

The Lily Pavilion, named in honor of SGI Honorary Women’s Leader Kaneko Ikeda, is a gazebo overlooking Toda Lake, where President and Mrs. Ikeda spent time during their June 1996 visit, talking and enjoying the grounds.

Photo: Mary D’elia


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