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Members of Los Angeles Coastal North Region celebrate the grand opening of the new Santa Monica Pacific Peace Center, Santa Monica, Calif., Nov. 7, 2021.

Pacific Peace Center Opens

SANTA MONICA, California, Nov. 7, 2021—Members of Los Angeles Coastal North Region, old and new, reunited for the first time in nearly two years to celebrate the grand opening of the SGI-USA Santa Monica Pacific Peace Center. Over…

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Buddhists Create Space for Dialogue During COP26

From Nov. 1 to 7, the first week of COP26, the 26th annual U.N. Climate Change Conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland, the SGI, SGI-U.K. and the Centre for Applied Buddhism provided a platform for dialogue among key stakeholders—from…

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Vow—Ajay Marar with his family (clockwise): daughter, Nirvana, son, Arjun, and wife, Shefali.

Claiming Victory for Our Children

Exhausting every strategy save one, my wife and I employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra to fulfill our dream of starting a family.

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Phillip Murray with his family (l–r); son, Cargan, daughter, Danica and wife, Elena, Fort Myers, Florida, October 2021. Photo by Noriko Kakusho.

My Vow to Overcome Impossible Odds

How my daughter’s battle for her life awakened me to the purpose of my own. I’m Phillip Murray from Fort Myers, Florida.

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Triumph of the Human Spirit

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the roar of the spirit of that great musical genius, who proclaimed, “At the end of the suffering, there is joy!”—Ikeda Sensei[1] Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 was inspired by German poet Friedrich Schiller’s…

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