Experience

Embracing the Life That I Deserve

How Jessica McLean made 2017 her year of change. by Jessica McLean TEMPE, ARIZ. One of the enduring memories from my childhood is going swimming with two friends I had known since grade school. We were in junior high…

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News

The Key to Raising “Lions of Justice”

by David Witkowski SGI-USA YOUTH LEADER Thank you in advance to all the kosen-rufu fighters of America for your dedicated support of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s General Meetings in July. SGI President Ikeda often tells us that…

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Experience

A Warrior for Peace

Four years ago, Lillian I couldn’t get out of bed. Now, she uses her life to create value. by Lillian I BOSTON I grew up in Taiwan, in what seemed to be a very fortunate family. My dad…

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Encouragement

Is it OK to chant for my desires?

Q: I read somewhere that Buddhism teaches that desires cause suffering. Yet in the SGI, I’ve been encouraged to chant for my desires. Is this OK? A: Experience tells us that desires can cause suffering and that resisting…

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News

A Letter to the U.S. President

SGI-USA joins faith organizations in expressing disappointment over the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. On June 5, SGI-USA joined a diverse coalition of 25 faith organizations in sending a letter to the U.S. President and Congress expressing disappointment…

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