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November 6, 2020, World Tribune
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SGI-USA’s new digital ecosystem for American youth
Fighting for the Happiness of the Caribbean People
by Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet St. Maarten If a woman makes offerings to the Lotus Sutra now in the last five-hundred-year period, this bodhisattva’s benefits will all be bequeathed to her without exception, just as a wealthy man transfers his entire fortune to his only son. (“The ‘Entrustment’ and Other Chapters,” The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol.
Chanting Brings Forth Our Supreme Inner Life State (Part 2)
The following is the conclusion of a two-part essay in Ikeda Sensei’s study essay series “The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin and the Mentor-Disciple Relationship.” This installment was originally published in the Dec. 25, 2008, Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, as well as the May 8, 2009, World Tribune. Part one was republished in
Proudly Advancing on the Great Path to Victory
Translated from the Oct. 5, 2020, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. I am reminded of a conversation I had with my mentor, second Soka Gakkai President Josei Toda, who cherished young people above all. “Everyone has grown splendidly,” he said, to which I replied, “Yes, they’ve really grown!” We exchanged
Peace Grove Opens on Oct. 2
On Oct. 2, the 60th anniversary of Ikeda Sensei’s first visit to America, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Neighborhood Associations and local SGI-USA members dedicated the Cherry Tree Peace Grove at Loring Park. The peace grove honors the three founding Soka Gakkai presidents, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda. In March, Minneapolis Mayor
‘A New Way Forward’
A New Way Forward is a compilation of Ikeda Sensei’s university lectures in the U.S., starting from 1974 at the University of California, Los Angeles to 1996 at Columbia University. In these addresses, Sensei explores such themes as the power of dialogue, the interdependence of all life and the importance of developing in one’s character
Creating Climate Hope
by Mitch Bogen Special to the World Tribune Cambridge, Mass.—Undaunted by the ongoing restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue held its fourth virtual dialogue event of the year on Sept. 24. Nearly 180 participants from 19 countries joined the Zoom gathering, themed “Climate Hope: Awareness into Action!” The
The Hallmark of Buddhism: Respect for All People
If you see a person who accepts and upholds this sutra, you should rise and greet him from afar, showing him the same respect you would a Buddha. (The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras, p. 365) How we greet people can make a difference in their lives. As Shakyamuni stated in the
The Decade of Protagonists
At the Central Executive Committee Conference, a far-reaching vision for the next decade is created in which Buddhism takes deeper root in American society.
Charlie Chaplin and Buddhism
What does Charlie Chaplin have to do with Buddhism?