5 Must-Haves to Sharing Buddhism
Tools for introducing your friends to Buddhism.
August marks 70 years since SGI President Ikeda took faith in Soka Gakkai Nichiren Buddhism. SGI-USA members across the country will host commemorative intro-to-Buddhism meetings throughout the month to honor the significant anniversary. Here are 5 must-haves for your next intro meeting.
1. “Introduction to Soka Gakkai Nichiren Buddhism”
The page, www.worldtribune.org/buddhism, focuses on basic elements of Buddhist practice, using slides and attractive imagery.
2. SGI-USA app
Use your SGI-USA app to keep track of your chanting time and goals, and stay inspired with SGI President Ikeda’s daily “To My Friends” guidance. You’ll also have access to a digital sutra book and bell, and links to major online SGI resources, such as the new publications site, WorldTribune.org and the Soka Gakkai Nichiren Buddhism Library, where you can access Nichiren Daishonin’s writings. Just search “SGI-USA” in the Google Play Store for Androids and in the App Store for iPhones.
3. “Buddhist in America”
This YouTube series spotlights members and their real-life stories of practicing SGI Nichiren Buddhism in America. Search “SGIUSAmedia” on www.youtube.com.
4. The Winning Life
A revised edition of the popular introductory booklet is available for $1 at SGI-USA bookstores and online at http://bookstore.sgi-usa.org. Added features include new illustrations, an easy-to-read format and an FAQ section.
5. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo cards
Pick up a bundle of 100 for $2.95 at SGI-USA bookstores and online at http://bookstore.sgi-usa.org.