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Reflecting on the Buddhist life journey of Tina Turner.
Reflecting on the Buddhist life journey of Tina Turner.
Information Technology Specialist The SGI-USA Information Technology (IT) Operations Department is looking for a full-time IT Specialist for the SGI-USA Headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Active participation in SGI-USA activities is required. Please send resumes to email@example.com. Candidates should have one IT-related certification and a minimum of three years’ experience in this field. Strong troubleshooting
The following was adapted from sokaglobal.org TOKYO, April 27, 2023—Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder and president of the Soka Gakkai International, issued a statement calling on the leaders of the G7 countries meeting in Hiroshima from May 19 to 21 to take bold steps toward resolving the conflict in Ukraine and guarantee the security of
The following was originally published in the April 27, 2023, issue of the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper, Seikyo Shimbun. by Daisaku IkedaPresident, Soka Gakkai International The Ukraine crisis, which in addition to bringing devastation to the people of that country has had severe impacts on a global scale—even giving rise to the specter of nuclear
The SGI-USA relaunches one-hour chanting sessions on Sunday mornings.
The Ukraine crisis that erupted in February last year continues with no prospect for cessation. The intensified hostilities have inflicted great suffering in population centers and destroyed infrastructure facilities, compelling large numbers of civilians, including many children and women, to live in a state of constant peril. More than 7.9 million people have been forced
On Jan. 2, Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist philosopher, peace builder, educator, author and poet, celebrates his 95th birthday. He was born on Jan. 2, 1928, in Ota Ward, Tokyo, as the fifth of eight children. Beginning in 1937, his four elder brothers were drafted into the Japanese military. Though as a teenager he suffered from tuberculosis
The SGI-USA launched its new Member Resources portal (portal.sgi-usa.org), a website featuring all your member and leader resources in one place; and the new SGI-USA website (sgi-usa.org), now a purely outward-facing website geared toward informing the general public of our Buddhist practice and community. Member Resources Website Features: • A more personalized design and user
Adapted from an article in the Sept. 1, 2022, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. Ikeda Sensei sent a condolence message on the passing of former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who died in Moscow on Aug. 30, 2022, at 91. The two men first met at the Kremlin in Moscow in
This October, for the first time in three years, the SGI-USA will hold online Introductory Exams, administered at SGI-USA centers across the country. On October 29 and 30, 2022, members and guests who have not yet taken or passed the SGI-USA Introductory Exam will have an opportunity to further deepen their understanding of Nichiren Buddhism
NEW YORK, July 5—The life and work of the gifted jazz pianist, composer and educator Onaje Allan Gumbs were memorialized this month when a street in his Bronx neighborhood was named “Onaje Allan Gumbs Way.” The longtime SGI member conceived the mission of jazz as lying far beyond the scope of mere entertainment. In a
by Kevin Moncrief SGI-USA Men’s Leader The men of the SGI-USA are determined to unite and foster the victory of the young men in establishing the peace of the land. Therefore, in July, we will fully support the young men’s division general meetings and introduction meetings by planting seeds and bringing at least one young
On June 5, 2022, SGI-USA’s West and Central territories livestreamed kosen-rufu gongyo meetings at the Los Angeles Friendship Center and Chicago Culture Center, respectively, where new territory leadership appointments were announced. Below are summaries of the new leaders’ determinations toward the Soka Gakkai’s centennial in 2030. James Herrmann West Territory Leader Two-and-a-half years have already
No national-level Juneteenth celebration will be held in June. In lieu of this, each territory (East, Central and West) may either hold Juneteenth events or Black history commemorative events between September and November to highlight milestones in the fight for equality and justice. For more information, please contact your territory People of African Descent Group
MINNEAPOLIS, May 14—The University of Minnesota, one of the world’s leading research institutions, awarded Ikeda Sensei with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the 2022 commencement ceremony for the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, for his enduring role as a global peace advocate and Buddhist philosopher. In a ceremony at the university’s
On June 10, 2022, to commemorate the women’s division’s 71st anniversary, the SGI-USA women will conduct a gongyo and daimoku relay from their homes any time between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. in their local time zones. Collectively, they will pray for the following: 1) the peace of the land and the world; 2) to
OAKLAND—Dan Kalb, Oakland’s District 1 councilmember, selected the SGI-USA Oakland Buddhist Center in May as a representative to commemorate this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. In a newsletter to constituents, he explained that the center serves as a hub for SGI members in Oakland and in the East Bay “who are upholding the
We are shocked and saddened by the senseless violence that is taking place, including the horrendous shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. Violence in any form is intolerable; violence against people peacefully shopping in a grocery store because of their race is outrageous; and violence against children and those who support and protect them, in the
Their visit commemorates the anniversary of Josei Toda’s passing.
As the war in Ukraine continues to escalate, Soka Gakkai representatives visited the U.N. World Food Programme branch office in Shibuya, Tokyo, on March 24, 2022, making a donation to help fund emergency humanitarian aid.