In This Issue


Feature

The Chapter is the Vanguard

In the SGI, the chapter has the same mission and responsibility as the Soka Gakkai Headquarters—it is, in fact, the headquarters of the local community.


A Present-Day “Ceremony in the Air”

Core principles for improving the district discussion meeting.


Basing Our Lives on the Spirit of Challenge

Message from SGI-USA Executive Advisor Danny Nagashima


My “Inner Workings”

Animator Leo Matsuda, of Los Angeles, on how his Buddhist practice enables him to win the duel between his brain and his heart.


Young Lions Launch Toward 50,000

1,200 gather at SGI-USA Young Men’s Meeting.


Creating an Oasis of Warm Encouragement in the District

New Year’s Message from the General Director


Rockin’ in the New Year!

Ringing in 2017.


How Did You Expand Your Life in 2016?

Thoughts on the SGI’s theme for 2017 from the protagonists of American kosen-rufu.


The Chapter Is the Vanguard

In the SGI, the chapter has the same mission and responsibility as the Soka Gakkai Headquarters—it is, in fact, the headquarters of the local community.