3 Keys to Celebrate March 16

Youth Leaders Meeting to be held on March 18.

Photo by Martin Cohen.

Lion-hearted—SGI President Ikeda receives a lion painting for the 50th anniversary of March 16, Tokyo, March 2008.

1. March 18 Youth Leaders Meeting

On Sunday, March 18, unit through national youth leaders will gather for meetings commemorating March 16, expanding the core youth who will unite toward the 50,000 Lions of Justice Festival on Sept. 23.

In the spirit of taking full responsibility for the future of kosen-rufu, 5,000 youth leaders will gather throughout the SGI-USA in the same vein as the 6,000 youth who attended the historic March 16, 1958, meeting with second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda. Don’t miss the chance to confirm youth leaders for this encouragement meeting!

2. March 16 Commemorative Intro-to-Buddhism Meetings

On March 16 Kosen-rufu Day, let’s provide many opportunities for guests to learn about the SGI’s life-affirming philosophy and practice of human revolution. Through joyful Gohonzon conferrals at these intro meetings, we can welcome many youth to join our movement for peace as lions of justice.

3. Register a Lion Today!

Every chapter is encouraged to establish a registration goal for the 50,000 Lions of Justice Festival toward March 16. Members and guests from junior high school to age 39 can register now at www.lionsofjustice.org. (See sidebar for more details.)