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  1. Chanting in the Hillsides: The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonim in Wales and the Borders by Jeaneane Fowler, Merv Fowler, 2009-01-20
  2. Soka Gakkai: An entry from MACM's <i>Contemporary American Religion</i> by David W. Machacek, 1999
  3. SOKA GAKKAI: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Encyclopedia of Religion</i> by Shimazono Susumu, 2005
  4. From today onward: A collection of the guidance of Soka Gakkai International President Daisaku Ikeda : October to December 1987 : translation of the Japanese edition of books 1-3 by Daisaku Ikeda, 1989
  5. NICHIREN SHOSHU BUDDHISM (Cults and Nonconventional Religious Groups) by Hurst, 1992-12-01
  6. Buddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda, 2006-11-01
  7. Voices of Protest: Priests Speak Out for the Reformation of Nichiren Shoshu (The Crisis Within Nichiren Shoshu, 1)
  8. SOKA GAKKAI: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Encyclopedia of Buddhism</i> by JACQUELINE I. STONE, 2003
  9. Determination (Buddhism For You series) by Daisaku Ikeda, 2006-11-01
  10. Human Revolution- Volume 6: Of The Remarkable Story Of The Founding And The Phenomenal Growth Of Soka Gakkai (Ikeda, Daisaku//Human Revolution) by Daisaku Ikeda, 1999-11-01
  11. Prayer (Buddhism For You series) by Daisaku Ikeda, 2006-11-01
  12. Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics by Daisaku Ikeda, 1999-01-01
  13. Romancing the Buddha: Embracing Buddhism in My Everyday Life by Michael Lisagor, 2005-05-01
  14. Japan's New Buddhism: An Objective Account of Sokagakkai by Kiyoaki Murata, 1969-06

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43. SGI Buddhism Links
soka gakkai International (SGI) a global association of lay practitionersof Nichiren Daishonin's buddhism, whose members seek to develop their
Links to SGI Buddhist Resources
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44. Nichiren Buddhism
St Martin's College Department of Religion and Ethics synopsis of Nichiren buddhism.Category Society Religion and Spirituality History and Scholarship...... not much difference in practice between Nichirenite and other forms of buddhism. newreligions' in the 20th century including Reiyukai, soka gakkai and Rissho
Nichiren Buddhism
Doctrines The Nichiren, Pure Land and Zen schools initially emphasised different facets of Tendai teachings, but they soon outgrew their 'parent', Tendai.
Nichiren (1222-1282), a learned monk and resolute devotee of the Lotus Sutra (Japanese; Myoho-Renge-Kyo or Hoke-Kyo), preached uncompromisingly against other 'evil' forms of Buddhism, including Zen, Shingon and Pure Land. His aim was to restore pure Tendai teaching, which focused on the Lotus Sutra. According to Chinese thought, the Buddha had gradually revealed more and more of the true Dharma during his life. In Nichiren's view, the Lotus Sutra was the only, not just the final, revelation of the truth.
For Nichiren, reciting the mystic phrase 'Namu Myoho Renge Kyo' ('Hail to the Lotus Sutra') was the quintessence of Buddhist practice. If adopted throughout the country it could transform Japan and then the world into a Buddha-land. Nichiren's teachings, though based on a sophisticated knowledge of the Buddhist scriptural tradition, are set out in the form of intriguing vernacular dialogues between a devotee of the Lotus Sutra and an unbeliever, and in letters sent by Nichiren to various disciples during his lifetime. Central to his teaching is the Tendai notion of 'three thousand worlds in one instant of thought'. This conveys the idea that at any moment we can experience hell or, by invoking the power of the Lotus Sutra, the highest enlightenment. Central to Nichiren's doctrine was a mission to convert the shogun, emperor and all the people of Japan to devotion to the Lotus Sutra.

45. Buddha, Buddhism And Links
Italy soka gakkai International Public Information Site soka gakkai USA soka gakkaiGermany Unofficial Sites and Regional Centres. SGIGuernsey buddhism in Kent
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SGI Australia (English Mee Choo) ... SGI USA Oklahoma Territory Educational, Cultural and Religious Sites
Boston Research Center for the Twenty-First Century CERN/ANU Buddhist Virtual Studies Library Soka University Kansai Soka Junior and Senior High ... United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Designed, written and maintained by Anthea Rocker This site is an unofficial SGI-UK site and the views represented here reflect my own personal opinions and experiences of the practice of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism.

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    Personal web ring by Indras.Net, a network of independent WWW sites created by individual members of the SGI or by groups of members working collaboratively Colón Han Directory Personal site by Margo Colón, an SGI member in Brazil. Eagle Peak Personal site by Ted Penfold. Soka Gakkai - UK Eaglepeak Buddhist Information Pages. United Kingdom - East Midlands United Kingdom SGI-UK East Midlands Nichiren Buddhism Study Site Soka Gakkai Buddhist study material and searchable digital Gosho (honorable writings) by Nichiren Daishonin, a monk who dedicated his life to the study of Shakyamuni Buddha's Lotus Sutra. ICQ Interest Groups - Buddhism-SGI Personal chat room by Karen Fitzpatrick. An ICQ application real-time chat group for Soka Gakkai members.
  • 47. Religious Movements Homepage: Soka Gakkai International - USA
    Hurst, Jane D. 1992. Nichiren Shoshu buddhism and the soka gakkai in AmericaThe Ethos of a New Religious Movement. New York Garland Publishing.
    Soka Gakkai International - USA
    I. Profile Report
  • Name: Soka Gakkai International is the official name of the lay organization of the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist religion.
  • Founder: Nikko Shonin started the religion in Japan. Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda began the lay group Soka Gakkai, and Masayasu Sadanaga (who changed his name to George M. Williams) began the group in the United States.
  • Date of Births: Not found
  • Years Founded: Shonin founded the group sometime after 1290 by erecting a temple at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The group was relatively small until Makiguchi and Toda formed Soka-kyoiku-gakkai (Value-creating, Education Society) in 1930. Sadanaga brought the religion to the United States (Washington D.C.) in 1957.
  • Brief History: Nichiren Daishonin (the Great Holy One) (1222-1282) was a Buddhist reformer who believed that a greater Buddha than Sakyamuni would redeem earth. When he died, some of his followers were chosen to protect and upkeep his tomb. After a dispute over the responsibility, Nikko Shonin left the group and established a temple, Taiseki-ji, at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The religion lived, in small numbers, until Makiguchi, at odds with the Japanese government (who held as a state religion, Shintoism), established the Soka Gakkai. He was arrested for his beliefs and died in jail. Toda became president of the group and rallied 300,000 peasants at Makiguchi's funeral. The religion rapidly developed a large lay membership. The group grew in Japan under the leadership of Toda.
  • 48. New Religious Movements Page: Soka Gakkai
    Student paper (University of Virginia, 1999) profiling soka gakkai's history, beliefs, issues and Category Society Religion and Spirituality History and Scholarship...... Hurst, Jane. 1992. Nichiren Shoshu buddhism and soka gakkai in America, theEthos of a New Religious Movement. New York, NY Garland Publishing, Inc.
    Soka Gakkai
    Profile History Beliefs Links ... Bibliography
    I. Profile Report
  • Name: Soka Gakkai
  • Founder: According to a 1960 group publication entitled The Sokagakkai Makiguchi Tsunesaburo is considered co-founder of the movement along with the second president, Toda Josei (27). Makiguchi established the early form of the group called Soka Kyoiku Gakkai and made fundamental connections with Nichiren Shoshu (1930's), and Toda Josei, his protege, reestablished the group after World War II (Metraux, History
  • Date of Birth: Makiguchi was born June 1871 in Niigata Prefecture, and at a young age, he moved to Hokkaido. He died in prison in 1944 ( Sokagakkai 27). Toda was born in February 1900 in a Ishikawa Prefecture fishing village and later moved to Sapporo (in Hokkaido). He died in 1951 ( Sokagakkai
  • Year Group Founded: First in 1937 as the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, and then again in 1951 (Shupe 231).
  • History: Soka Gakkai is one of Nichiren Shoshu's several "infant" sects that follow the teachings of the thirteenth century Buddhist monk named Nichiren. (Metraux, History 13). Soka Gakkai claims two founders:
  • 49. Buddhism: Soka Gakkai International
    buddhism soka gakkai International. Who we are soka gakkai International(SGI)USA is an American Buddhist association that promotes
    news freetime travel homezone ... personals Animal Arts, Cultural, Museums Business, Trade Associations Civic, Advocacy Community Development Education Historical Human Services, Health Neighborhoods Professional Recreation - Adult Recreation - Youth Religious Seniors Youth Groups Other See All Groups Contact the editor Buddhism: Soka Gakkai International Who we are: Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA is an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Our members reflect a cross section of our diverse American society, representing a broad range of ethnic and social backgrounds.
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    50. Soka Gakkai Today: Religious Tolerance?
    But all senior leaders of SGI have always been hand picked by DaisakuIkeda. . soka gakkai International buddhism or Voodism?
    Update: The deadline for SGI USA's campaign to use Buddhist prayers to cause misfortune amoung another religious group was on 11-18-99. The campaign failed miserably, as was expected by most outsiders. The campaign seems to have had the reverse affect- that is, more people have been reported coming to the temples , and at least 3 SGI centers were closed down in different areas of the USA in 1999. SGI lost many hundreds of old and new members alike because of the hatred and fanatic obsession the organization eminates in their publications and at meetings . Many SGI members have even gone as far as to say that it is getting "scary" at meetings, and new people are not returning. Because of the failure of SGI's policies in the USA, SGI General Director Fred Zaitsu was uncerimoniously removed from his position and replaced by a reportedly "more militant" SGI leader, Danny Nagashima. This, despite the fact that Mr Zaitsu was just appointed for a 3 year term just 6 months ago. Many SGI members have expressed dismay Soka Gakkai International: Buddhism or Voodism? SGI mobilizes official campaign to use Buddhist Prayers to cast evil spells of misfortune on the Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist community SGI-USA San Francisco Regions 1 and 2 newsletters, January 28, 1999

    51. SOKA GAKKAI TODAY - PEACE? - Daisaku Ikeda
    The meeting was headed by soka gakkai Europe chairman Yuichiro Kitano several incidentsdiscussed that SGI caused concerning their campaign against buddhism.
    Soka Gakkai Today - Peace?
    In December of 1997, SGI implemented yet another escalation of their holy war against Nichiren Shoshu Buddhists, and temples. A meeting was held in Germany to discuss actions that SGI was taking against the temple that expelled their leader, Daisaku Ikeda. The meeting was headed by Soka Gakkai Europe "chairman" Yuichiro Kitano. SGI leaders were given directions to spy, harass and interfere with the Buddhist community in Europe and Africa. Also stated in the memo are several incidents discussed that SGI caused concerning their campaign against Buddhism. The complete memo that was made of the meeting for distribution from SGI headquarters in Germany can be found below.
    The Scanned "Kitano Memo" in German:
    Page 1
    Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 ...
    Page 8 (This includes a mug shot of the priest visiting Germany!)
    The Translation:
    Part One

    Part Two

    Part Three
    There is nothing to apologize for in this letter except that anyone felt they had to wage
    such a campaign with people who should be allies in the war against the King Devil
    Public statement concerning this memo by Chris H., SGI-USA member

    52. Soka Gakkai, The Buddhist Way Of Transformation
    Affiliated to the soka gakkai of Japan, soka gakkai Inter national (SGI)follows the orthodox lineage of Daishonin's interpretation of buddhism.
    Register to the site Shopping Bazaar Find Practitioner Events Calendar ... Magazine THE QUIET TRANSFORMERS BACK TO HOME
    By Attreyee Roy Chowdhury
    By fostering cooperation and providing spiritual support, Soka Gakkai International intends to bring the bodhisattva way of life to the contemporary world. Its Indian chapter is also growing quietly
    Nichiren Daishonin The Buddhist approach to inner tranquillity, according to Nichiren Daishonin, the 13th century Japanese Buddhist monk whose thoughts form the base of the Soka Gakkai movement, begins by the fundamental act of surmounting deluded impulses or inner poisons. Then, through spiritual practice, the energy inherent in these impulses is transformed into an illuminating 'flame' of enlightened wisdom. In the resulting tranquil state, the light of enlightened wisdom shines brilliantly, unblocked and unhindered by the clouds of deluded impulses.
    Deeply perturbed by the constant suffering all around despite the all-pervasive influence of Buddhism, Daishonin sought an answer in a thorough study of the various Buddhist sutras and treatises of renowned scholars. His studies brought him to the conclusion that the Lotus Sutra was the highest of Buddhist teachings and the misery of humankind emanated out of our disregard for this teaching.

    53. MultiFaithNet Resources Bank: Buddhism/Traditions
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    54. DIBO Web Links : Lineages And Orders >> Nichiren >> Soka Gakkai
    A site featuring philosophy and socalled humor, created by peoplewho practice Nichiren buddhism in the soka gakkai tradition.
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  • A Warm Welcome to Soka Gakkai (Japan) - Soka Gakkai is a lay association of Nichiren Buddhists founded on the principle that life is inherently respectworthy. With Buddhist practice, an individual can develop wisdom to create value and live a meaningful life, actively engaged in society. Review
    Boston Research Center for the 21st Century
    - Official site. An international peace institute that "brings together scholars and activists in dialogue ... to support an evolving global ethic for a peaceful twenty-first century". Site offers information about its programs and publications on human rights, nonviolence, ecological harmony, and economic justice. Full-text newsletters are on-line. Review
    - Craving enlightenment on the web... A site featuring philosophy and so-called humor, created by people who practice Nichiren Buddhism in the Soka Gakkai tradition. Review
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  • 55. What Is The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) ?
    In their daily practice of Nichiren buddhism, as individuals, soka gakkai membersstrive to cultivate and develop their inherent potential bychallenging to
    About the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) About Soka Gakkai and Nichiren in Other Languages (Spanish, Portugese, French and Italian) Soka Gakkai Japan SGI-USA SGI Public Information Site SGI President Daisaku Ikeda Daisaku Ikeda was born in Tokyo on January 2, 1928. As a teenager during WW II, Mr.Ikeda experienced the horrors of war through the death and devastation around him, including the death of his eldest brother on the Burmese front. He developed a deep-rooted abhorrence to war and a respect for those who had undergone persecution by the state for their anti-war beliefs but had not compromised their convictions. In 1947, at age 19, he met such a personJosei Toda. Soon after their meeting, Mr. Ikeda joined Soka Gakkai and began working as editor for a boy's magazine that Mr. Toda published. He became Mr. Toda's most trusted aide in the organization. In 1960, two years after Mr. Toda's death, Mr. Ikeda became the third Soka Gakkai president. During Mr. Ikeda's presidency, the organization expanded in Japan and internationally. At the same time he was instrumental in establishing various institutions to apply Buddhist principles in the fields of peace, culture and education. Among these are Soka University and other Soka schools, from kindergarten through high school; the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum; the Min-On Concert Association; and the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. In 1971, Mr. Ikeda began a series of discussions with the British historian Arnold Toynbee which were later published under the title Choose Life. Mr. Ikeda has since criss-crossed the globe inpursuit of peace and has met with leading scholars, activists, ordinary citizens and world leaders, among them former Brazilian Academy of Letters president Austregesilo de Athayde, Norwegian peace scholar Johan Galtung and former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev.

    56. Reviews Of Soka Gakkai
    soka gakkai ( ValueCreating Society ), an offshoot of Nichiren buddhism that beganin Japan shortly before World War II, has become an international movement
    Soka Gakkai
    From Lay Movement to Religion PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
    This volume in Signature's Studies in Contemporary Religion series follows earlier books on Scientology and the Unification Church. Like its predecessors, it is noteworthy for its brevity and balanced approach to a controversial religious movement. Soka Gakkai ("Value-Creating Society"), an offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism that began in Japan shortly before World War II, has become an international movement with several million members. It emphasizes the power of individuals to transform themselves and then promote peace and compassion in the world. Dobbelaere discusses recurring tensions between SG leaders and Nichiren monks, the differences in SG practices around the world, and the movement's educational and cultural institutions.
    Interview with Dr. Karel Dobbelaere, author of the book, Soka Gakkai: From Lay Movement to Religion , and Professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Leuven and the University of Antwerp, Belgium. What was your motivation for writing this book?

    57. The Institute Of Oriental Philosophy: RESEARCH--Development Of Soka Gakkai's Phi
    soka gakkai's fundamental philosophy, which finds its roots in Nichiren buddhism,was developed and refined by the first three presidents, based on thorough
    Research Agenda Project 8: Development of Soka Gakkai's Philosophy of Value Creation

    58. Singapore Soka Association - HomePage
    Provides organization profile and background, locations for centers of worship, events and news, and Category Society Religion and Spirituality Singapore...... Though Nichiren buddhism was founded some 750 years ago, it was only during countryof origin by the lay organisation called the soka gakkai (ValueCreation
    Welcome to the official website of
    Singapore Soka Association
    ABOUT US The Singapore Soka Association (SSA) was officially registered with the Registry of Societies in 1972 as a Buddhist society that aims to promote the understanding and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Besides promoting Buddhist faith, the organization is also committed on working for social harmony and progress founded on the Buddhist principle of respect for the dignity of life. There are 25,000 believers participating in SSA activities presently. The Nichiren School of Buddhism was founded in 13th-century Japan by the sage Nichiren. The School flourished in its country of origin through the efforts of the lay organization Soka Gakkai (established 1930), the forerunner of the present international movement, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI). "Soka" translated to mean "value-creation", describes the core spirit of the Buddhist philosophy; that is, Buddhism is a religion of self-empowerment. The Buddhist practitioner cultivates innate potential and power, expressed in one's enhanced wisdom and spirituality to change life and environment towards positive growth. This principle of value-creation is the principle of action upheld by SGI members worldwide. Address : 10 Tampines Street 81

    59. Singapore Soka Association - SSA News
    The soka gakkai Dictionary of buddhism was released on November 18,2002, in commemoration of soka gakkai's 72nd anniversary. This


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  • Support for "Iraq Appeal"
    The Singapore Soka Association is working in partnership with other religious bodies and community organizations to support the Singapore Red Cross Society's appeal for humanitarian aid for Iraq. Those who wish to donate may send cheques made in favour of "Singapore Red Cross Society" to the SSA Headquarters (10 Tampines St 81 Singapore 529014). Please state behind cheque: Name, address, contact numbers and the word "Iraq Appeal". Cash donations can be made personally at the SSA Headquarters. Back to the top
  • 60. Japan, Incorporated: Religion
    political party. Is soka gakkai A Cult ?, death threats; soka gakkaiand Nichiren buddhism; soka gakkai Today corruption exposed. soka
    Ultranationalists Postwar Executive Order 9066
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    84% practice Shinto and Buddhism, 16% other including Christian 0.7%

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