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  1. A Lasting Peace: Volume Two by Daisaku Ikeda, 1987-09
  2. Mahayana Buddhism and twenty-first century civilization by Daisaku Ikeda, 1993
  3. Selected Works: The Age of 'Soft Power' & Inner-motivated Philosophy * Toward a World Without War: Ghandism and the Modern World
  4. The Liturgy of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin by anonymous, 1996
  5. A la manera de los jovenes: Sentido comun Budista para manejar las preguntas sobre la vida by Daisaku Ikeda, 2003-03-01
  6. My First Buddhist Alphabet by John Bates, Natalie Bates, et all 2004-08
  7. Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective by James Hilgendorf, 2010-09-01
  8. Seikyo Times a Buddhist Journal for Peace, Culture and Education December 1994 No. 401
  9. Seikyo Times a Buddhist Journal for Peace, Culture and Education July 1995 No. 408
  10. Seikyo Times a Buddhist Journal for Peace, Culture and Education March 1996
  11. Liturgy of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin by Unknown, 2000
  12. Seikyo Times a Buddhist Journal for Peace, Culture and Education May 1995 No. 496
  13. Seikyo Times a Buddhist Journal for Peace, Culture and Education August 1995 No. 409
  14. The Liturgy of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin by Nichiren Daishonin, 1996-01-01

81. May 3 (Soka Gakkai Day Celebrations)
3 the soka gakkai Day. SGI President Ikeda in his message mentioned, We now embarkon a new phase in our journey towards the eternal spread of buddhism and 2001/Others/May3SokkaiGakkaiDay.html
May 3 - Soka Gakkai Day Celebrations
SGM members nation-wide celebrated this significant date, May 3 - the Soka Gakkai Day. SGI President Ikeda in his message mentioned, "We now embark on a new phase in our journey towards the eternal spread of Buddhism and the realization of a world, where humanism and peace prevail. Let us advance in solid unity, holding high the banner of Soka humanism." President Ikeda also urged all the members to strive as good citizens within the frameworks of the respective cultures and societies, radiating the warm humanism of the SGI. SGM Kuala Lumpur members held a commemorative gongyo meeting at the SGM Culture Centre, Cheras, on May 3. SGM General Director Koe Teng Hong in his speech mentioned that Soka Gakkai can achieve today's development due mainly to the strong bond of mentor-disciple relationship between the presidents of Soka Gakkai. Mr Koe called upon all members to have a close link of hearts with our mentor, SGI President Ikeda, and to always put into practice his guidance. This, according to Mr Koe, is practising the spirit of mentor-and-disciple and advancing along the correct path of faith. SGI President Ikeda's Congratulatory Message My precious fellow members around the world! Con-gratulations on May 3, 2001! It is our first May 3 of the new century - in the year 2001 that marks a profoundly significant milestone in human history and also in the annals of our global kosen-rufu movement. It is through your unstinting dedication and tireless efforts that we are able to celebrate this day with such brilliant joy and wonderful achievements. Words cannot express the deep appreciation I feel for all of you! To each and every one of you, dear friends in 165 countries and territories around the world: "Thank you!" and "Congratulations on the first May 3 of the 21st Century! Banzai!" In the Gosho, Nichiren Daishonin writes:

82. Soka Gakkai International In The US--History
INTERNATIONAL in the United States (SGIUSA) ORLANDO, FLORIDA soka gakkai Internationalin or reiterate the purpose and meaning of Nichiren's buddhism in their
SGI-USA Orlando
Rollins College Affiliate Project
Prepared by Lynette Mayo

Soka Gakkai International in the United States (SGI-USA) sprouted roots in Orlando soil in the same manner as it has in other cities across America. In the 1960's Orlando was host to many Japanese war brides who became the founding women of SGI-USA in the Central Florida area. SGI's initial group of believers has since grown to over 400 members in the territory of Orlando with separate districts, groups, and chapters comprising the total number. During this growth period, many fellow believers from other states across the nation relocated to Central Florida to assist with further development of the group and it's efforts to enhance society and culture. SGI-USA Orlando is currently in the process of establishing a community center for the Orlando area which they project will open in the near future. In the meantime, discussion meetings, study meetings and gatherings are held in members' homes and rented public facilities. The format of the gathering is open and friendly, and a discussion-type theme prevails. Visitors are genuinely welcomed and encouraged to ask any questions they may have. In fact, visitors are treated with special preference as responses to their inquiries are generously donated with full explanations from different members providing the objective views of many perspectives. After the meeting, a visitor is surrounded by friendly personal greetings from the members and is assured of a warm welcome.

83. Soka Gakkai :Observatory On Religious, Spiritual And Philosophical Entities
Its original name was soka Kyoiku gakkai. Both were educators converted to NichirenShoshu buddhism. Makiguchi was originally an elementary school teacher.
Soka Gakkai By Yohei Suda LL.B., University of Tokyo in 1999
Brief History of Soka Gakkai
Soka Gakkai, a lay Buddhist movement, was founded in 1930 by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944), who was the first president from 1930 to 1944, and by Josei Toda (1900-1958), who was the second president from 1951 to 1958. Its original name was Soka Kyoiku Gakkai. Both were educators converted to Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism. Makiguchi was originally an elementary school teacher. He was dissatisfied with school education in Japan at that time because it was too abstract and too elitist and it did not emphasise practical skills for ordinary people. Makiguchi also considered that apart from pedagogy, religion was important for the creation of values. He found that the teaching of Nichiren (1222-1282) was the best education method because it was mass-oriented. Nichiren studied various teachings of Buddhism and finally found that the essence of Buddhism is in Lotus Sutra, which reveals to all the people that they have potential for enlightenment without regard to individual distinctions. Nichiren advocated that following Lotus Sutra (Hokkekyo) leads everyone to happiness. Makiguchi and Toda started to follow the teaching of Nichiren and established Soka Gakkai to develop an education project based on his theories.

84. 2195glos
soka gakkai = Society for Value Creation. obustu myogo = unity of secular andsacred law; unity of buddhism and politics. jobutsu = personal enlightenment.
Glossary of Japanese and Indian terms: SRS 2195 - Winter 2001 Note: the terms in bold are those which may be on the exam
Pre-Meiji Restoraton Japan
Shogun = primary military overlord in Japan Daimyo = military overlord of a specific domain in Japan, formally subordinate to Shogun Samurai = "warrior", member of hereditary lower nobility jinja = Shinto shrine Amaterasu = Sun Goddess of traditional Shinto pantheon, associated with emperor's house Ise = name of important set of Shinto shrines associated with, among others, the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu kami = Shinto deity Togugawa = family name of last Japanese shoguns before Meiji restoration Meiji = name of emperor of Japan in later 19 th century
Post-Meiji Restoration: shukyo = religion (literally: group teaching) jakyo = evil teaching (unapproved or heretical religion; like English word, "cult") ruiji shukyo = pseudo-religion
Buddhism, including Nichiren Buddhism: Mahayana Buddhism = the form of Buddhism dominant in East Asia nirvana = ultimate Buddhist goal bodhisattva = englightened being who remains in the world to help others attain the ultimate Buddhist goal of nirvana Buddha = being who has attained nirvana and thus has escaped the endless round of births and deaths Dharma = the teaching of the Buddha Sangha = the order of monks/nuns (sometimes interpreted as all Buddhists) sutra = a principal type of Buddhist sacred writing Lotus Sutra = most important sutra for Nichiren and some other forms of Buddhism Pure Land Buddhism = popular movement which promises its adherents rebirth in the Western Paradise

lay organization of the Nichiren sect, called the soka gakkai ( Value Creation Itstheology has been described as fundamentalist and intolerant buddhism.
Nichiren Buddhism
The distinguishing practice of Nichiren and Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, two similar sects based on the teachings of the fiery Japanese reformer Nichiren (1222-82), is the chanting of the phrase Namu Myoho Renge Kyo : "I trust in the Sutra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Law" (or Lotus Sutra). A fisherman's son who became a monk of the Tendai sect at 15, Nichiren came to the conclusion that the only true Buddhism was that of the Lotus Sutra, which contained the words of the Buddha himself, as opposed to other schools based on the writings of Buddhist adepts or commentators. But Nichiren went further, attacking the traditional doctrines of Buddhism, and teaching that anyone who chanted Namu Myoho Renge Kyo would achieve paradise on earth, for which he was ostracized and persecuted. Nichiren's beliefs were strongly nationalistic; he felt that Japan could prosper only through teaching the Lotus Sutra, and that he was not only the nation's savior but also an incarnation of two bodhisattvas. Followers of Nichiren today imagine Japan as the center of a Buddha-world that will in time encompass the globe a truly universal religion. The Nichiren chant is often accompanied by drumming, something which may have helped attract a number of prominent American musicians to its practice, most notably jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and pop singer Tina Turner. Nichiren Shoshu developed in the 20th century based on the teachings of a Nichiren disciple named Nikko. A modern lay organization of the Nichiren sect, called the

86. SGI - Soka Gakkai International
Organization is a worldwide association of Nichiren Buddhist groups. Read issues of its quarterly magazine, or learn about its current projects. Copyright © 2003 soka gakkai International. All rights reserved.
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87. A Warm Welcome To SOKA GAKKAI (Japan)
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88. SOKA GAKKAI(JAPAN) -- English Version
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.
The English home page for Soka Gakkai (Japan), SOKANET, has changed its URL from, to on September 2, 2002.
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89. Soka Gakkai International In San Jose California, Schedules, Links, Experiences
Discover this soka gakkai community center in San Jose. Includes a schedule, news, a gosho reference and personal testimonies.

Official site. Provides a base for faith, practice and study of Nichiren Daishonin's teaching throughout Category Regional Asia Philippines Society and Culture Sôka gakkai or Value Creation Society, Japanese lay Buddhistgroup that bases itself on Nichiren buddhism. Sôka gakkai
Sôka Gakkai or Value Creation Society, Japanese lay Buddhist group that bases itself on Nichiren Buddhism. Sôka Gakkai was founded by Makiguchi Tsunesaburo, a schoolteacher and educational reformer. Makiguchi converted to Nichiren Buddhism. He sought to reform society with a comprehensive educational program incorporating Nichiren Buddhist values. Consistent with Nichiren Buddhist thinking, he venerated the Lotus Sutra, the Buddhist holy text. He also claimed Nichiren, the monk who established a new sect of Buddhism in Japan, as the incarnation of the Eternal Buddha. Makiguchi and his assistant, Toda Jôsei, were jailed during World War II for criticizing Shinto, the Japanese national religion and the Japanese government's war policy. Makiguchi died in prison. Freed after Japan's defeat, Toda Jôsei began a vigorous campaign of conversion called shakubuku, break and subdue that led to the movement's rapid expansion and subsequent criticism. Ikeda Daisaku became the leader of Sôka Gakkai and membership grew to millions. Outside Japan there are numerous members of Sôka Gakkai International in many countries and regions.

91. Soka Gakkai International - English Entrance
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92. SGI Links Around The World - Nichiren's Coffeehouse: An Associate
Charter New Komeito gakkai Song Lyrics University of America KansaiSoka School System Research Selkyo Times / Living buddhism Indicies 1979
Soka Gakkai International
SGI Charter

New Komeito
Soka University
Mirror Guidance
SGI Int'l Peace Activities
SGI-USA Study Curriculum
Soka University of America

Kansai Soka School System
World Tribune Express SGI-USA 26 Admonitions of Nikko Causton Seikyo Shimbun Current Headlines Pres. Ikeda's Guidance 1999 Index Leaders Success Seminars Wash DC World Tribune The Richard Causton Memorial Lectures Orlando Cepeda in Baseball Hall of Fame Why Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo? Tsuji SGI-USA New Member Guidelines Boston Research Center for the 21st Century Cosmic Awareness is True Human Identity Ikeda March 1990 Seikyo Times Pres. Ikeda's Guidance Selkyo Times / Living Buddhism Indicies 1979-1997 SGI Quarterly:
SGI President Ikeda's Peace Proposals at
World Wide Directory: Soka Gakkai International
The Americas
Antigua, Argentina, Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatamala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Tobago, USA , Uruguay, Venezuela
China, India, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand

93. Daisaku Ikeda: Rise Of The Soka Gakkai International
Given the soka gakkai's previously stated goal of establishing Nichiren Shoshu Buddhismas the state religion, the Komeito's rising strength made many Japanese
Rise of the Soka Gakkai International
Daisaku Ikeda
by Ryuei Michael McCormick
Daisaku Ikeda took over as the general director of the Soka Gakkai in 1958. In 1960 he became the third president of the Soka Gakkai. Daisaku Ikeda had joined the Soka Gakkai in 1947 as a member of the Youth Division. In 1949, Ikeda became Toda's secretary. Toda also became his private tutor from 1950 - 1951. In 1954, Ikeda became the chief-of-staff of the Youth Division and thus was a key figure in the shakubuku campaigns of the 1950's. As early as 1951, Toda seemed to be grooming his protege to be the third president of the Soka Gakkai and made remarks to the effect that his successor would come from the Young Men's Division. In Ikeda's inauguration address as the third president of the Soka Gakkai he made it clear that he intended to strengthen the bonds between the Soka Gakkai and the Nichiren Shoshu priesthood (referring to the High Priest as "His Excellency" and to continue the relentless campaign against "evil religions." In accordance with the spirit of our first president

94. Soka Gakkai - Greensboro, NC
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. For more information about Nichiren Buddhismand soka gakkai, please visit Our Meetings
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Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism
With members all over the world, Soka Gakkai promotes individual happiness through human revolution. Our primary practice is the chanting of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
For more information about Nichiren Buddhism and Soka Gakkai, please visit
Our Meetings...
Meetings are held each week in various homes throughout Greensboro (and the Triad). Please e-mail us for locations and times.
Everyone is welcome! African American, Anglo, Asian, Latino, gay, straight, transgendered....all are welcome in this Buddhism.
"Buddhism is concerned with the essential nature of humanity. Buddhism is not found somewhere separate from such beautiful expressions of humanity as showing appreciation to our mothers and courtesy to others. As Nichiren Daishonin teaches in the Gosho, 'behavior as a human being' that perfectly accords with reason is what constitutes the heart of Buddhism. Therefore, our world of faith must be a gathering that is full of affection and heartfelt consideration."
Daisaku Ikeda
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Politics Cultural Background of soka gakkai Daniel Metraux, The soka gakkaiBuddhism and the Creation of a Harmonious and Peaceful Society Winston Davis
Amherst College
Religion 28
Contemporary Buddhism
Spring, 2003 Instructor: Charles Hallisey
Office: Chapin 207
Office Hours: Tuesday, 3:30-5:00 and by appointment
Telephone: 542-8475 I. Scope and Purpose of Course This course looks at a number of developments in contemporary Buddhism: how Buddhist thought and practice (and in particular, Buddhist ethics) have been inflected by the encounter with modernity by Buddhist communities; the effects of globalization on the political economy of Buddhist life in the twentieth century; and the emergence of new forms of Buddhist movements, particularly expansive movements from East Asia (such as Fo Kuang Shan, Tzu Chi, and Soka Gakkai) and "hybrids" in North American. The main focus of the course is to consider contemporary Buddhism within a global perspective, to see Buddhist life as participating in and contributing to the modern world, rather than portraying it as "different" and opposed to "the rest."
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98. SGI-Canada University Clubs Reading Room Page
7 vols. Santa Monica World Tribune Press, 19952002. Core Texts of NichirenBuddhism soka gakkai Gosho Translation Committee, ed., trans.
Here you will find material pertaining to the philosophical foundation of the SGI Canada University Clubs, SGI-related information, as well as a list of recommended reading. CLICK HERE for a downloadable version of the list of recommended reading.
The material available here provides a very general introduction to various Buddhist concepts and SGI information that are applied in one's daily life. If you have any questions, or would like further information, feel free to contact the nearest SGI club, or SGI Centre in your area. Contact information can be found in the "Contact Info" link on the left side of the page. Study Material on the Lotus Sutra
The Lotus Sutra (Full English Translation) -
links to SGI-USA
Study Material on the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Major Writings of Nichiren Daishonin -
links to SGI-USA
Selected Commentary on the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin -
links to SGI-Canada
SGI Charter
Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Charter -
links to SGI
Bibliography of Recommended Books relating to Nichiren Buddhism
Applying Buddhism in Daily Life:
  • Causton, Richard.

99. Welcome To SOKANET
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