About Buddhism

About SGI-USA

The SGI is based on the teachings and philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism, which places the highest emphasis on the sanctity of life. Members seek, through their practice of Buddhism, to develop the ability to live with confidence, to create value in any circumstance and to contribute to the well-being of friends, family and community.

Our philosophy is rooted in the concept of “human revolution,” a process of inner transformation through Buddhist practice. It is a process that leads us to develop our character and to act not only for our personal fulfillment but also for the betterment of society.

We believe that happiness is being able to experience profound joy that comes from never being defeated by any problem in life. In fact, we use life’s challenges as catalysts to deepen and expand our inner lives. True happiness results from our efforts to manifest our highest potential — wisdom, compassion, courage and vitality.

The SGI-USA is the American branch of the SGI network, with more than 2,600 neighborhood discussion groups and nearly 100 SGI-USA centers throughout the country.

The core activity for all SGI-USA members is the neighborhood discussion meeting. These informal gatherings bring people together for Buddhist prayer, study, sharing and discussion of ways Buddhism can be applied to the challenges of daily living.

The Founding Presidents of the Soka Gakkai


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  • October 2, 2014
    • Victory Chanting Session
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      Ends: October 2, 2014 - 7:30 am
      Location: 860 W Broad Street
  • October 3, 2014
    • Victory Chanting Session
      Starts: 6:30 am
      Ends: October 3, 2014 - 7:30 am
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    • Introduction to Buddhism Meeting
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: October 3, 2014 - 8:30 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
  • October 4, 2014
    • Spanish Mtg
      Starts: 3:00 pm
      Ends: October 4, 2014 - 4:30 pm
      Location: Julio's
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    • World Peace Prayer
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: October 5, 2014 - 11:30 am
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
  • October 6, 2014
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      Ends: October 8, 2014 - 7:30 am
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    • Chanting Session
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: October 8, 2014 - 11:30 am
      Location: 860 W Broad St, Columbus, Ohio
  • October 9, 2014
    • Victory Chanting Session
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      Ends: October 9, 2014 - 7:30 am
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  • October 10, 2014
    • Victory Chanting Session
      Starts: 6:30 am
      Ends: October 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
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    • Introduction to Buddhism Meeting
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: October 10, 2014 - 8:30 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
  • October 11, 2014
    • MD/YMD Study
      Starts: 9:30 am
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  • October 12, 2014
    • Taiko Practice
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: October 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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    • Young Men's Division First Corps Study Meeting
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: October 12, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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  • October 13, 2014
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    • Chanting Session
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      Ends: October 15, 2014 - 11:30 am
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      Ends: October 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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  • October 16, 2014
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      Ends: October 16, 2014 - 7:30 am
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  • October 17, 2014
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      Ends: October 17, 2014 - 7:30 am
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    • Introduction to Buddhism Meeting
      Starts: 7:00 pm
      Ends: October 17, 2014 - 8:30 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
  • October 20, 2014
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  • October 21, 2014
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  • October 22, 2014
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      Ends: October 22, 2014 - 7:30 am
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    • Chanting Session
      Starts: 10:00 am
      Ends: October 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
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  • October 23, 2014
    • Victory Chanting Session
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  • October 26, 2014
    • Taiko Practice
      Starts: 12:00 pm
      Ends: October 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
    • YWD Kayo-Kai Meeting
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: October 26, 2014 - 2:30 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
    • Gajokai / Soka Academy
      Starts: 1:00 pm
      Ends: October 26, 2014 - 2:30 pm
      Location: 860 W Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio