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New Podcast Episode: The Buddhist Take on COVID-19

A special episode in response to listener requests for perspective on the global pandemic COVID-19. Specifically, we address what Buddhism says about why global crises happen and how we can stop them from happening in the future. And…

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“Become Pioneers of a Better Age”

SGI President Ikeda sent the following encouragement as part the essay, “Winter Always Turns to Spring,” published in the March 11, 2020, Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai’s daily newspaper. The medical profession and society as a whole in…

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A Response to the New Coronavirus

In consideration of the health and well-being of SGI-USA members amid the continued spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), all organizational meetings and home visitations are suspended until further notice. Furthermore, all conferences from March 13 to June…

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A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher Is a Winner

Middleway Press’ A Baptist Preacher’s Buddhist Teacher, authored by Dr. Lawrence E. Carter Sr., has been named the 2019 winner of the Illumination Book Awards in the “Biography/Memoir” category.   The awards are designed to honor and bring…

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Press Release: SGI President Issues 2019 Peace Proposal

Tokyo, Jan 26, 2019: Today, the 37th annual peace proposal by Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist movement, was released, titled “Toward a New Era of Peace and Disarmament: A People-Centered Approach.” The proposal’s…

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