Encouragement

The Essential Spirit of Buddhism: The Four Universal Vows

The purpose of Buddhism is to enable each person to attain Buddhahood. In Mahayana Buddhism, the first step in practice aimed at developing this state of life is making a…

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News

SGI President Ikeda’s 2017 Peace Proposal, “The Global Solidarity of Youth”

TOKYO, Jan. 26—Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era…

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Encouragement

Happy SGI Day!

Reflecting on the origins of the SGI’s people-centered movement. On Jan. 26, 1975, 158 representatives from 51 countries and territories gathered for the First World Peace Conference on the Pacific…

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Experience

“A Life Victorious”

How I made peace with my past to win in the present. by Oscar Gomez HUNTINGTON, N.Y. I was born into a wonderful family that loved and cared for me very much….

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Experience

“Happy People Make People Happy”

Uncovering a life of worth, happiness and compassion. by Chris Salvatore WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. Chris Salvatore with his neighbor and friend Norma. Five months ago, I released myself from the…

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