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2005 General Meeting

Were you at the 2005 General meeting at the Royal Albert Hall?




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London Ikeda Peace Centre will be CLOSED

 until further notice 
Thank you for your understanding





Introduction to Buddhism


The Centre hosts two types of Introductory meetings:


The first are held on most Wednesday evenings, and are informal chats about the practice (check the calendar for the dates).


The second take place on the last Saturday afternoon of the month; these will begin again on 22 February 2020; the topics for these meetings will be posted soon.



SGI President Ikeda’s New Year’s Message for 2020 

SGI President Ikeda’s New Year’s Message for 2020 

Advancing Together Wisely, Harmoniously, and Joyfully

Congratulations on the hope-filled start of the Year of Advancement and Capable People!

The magnificent light of the Buddhism of the Sun is now beginning to illuminate communities and global society ever more brightly.

This year, we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Soka Gakkai’s founding and the 45th anniversary of the SGI’s establishment. Aligning our lives with the Mystic Law, the fundamental rhythm of the universe, let’s cause the sun of time without beginning—our inherent Buddhahood—to shine forth with fresh and vibrant brilliance each day to create boundless and immeasurable value in the form of happiness and peace.

Nichiren Daishonin declares: “When one who is able to show clearly visible proof in the present expounds the Lotus Sutra, there also will be persons who will [come to] believe [in the sutra]” (WND-1, 512).

Chanting and spreading Nam-myoho-renge-kyo based on the vow for kosen-rufu, just as the Daishonin teaches, we of the Soka family have overcome and transformed, one by one, all manner of personal karma and challenges in society. And we continue to do so today. Nothing is more eloquent than the countless examples of actual proof we have shown of the power of faith and practice.

Humanity is thirsting for the hope-inspiring principles of human revolution and “establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land.” Let’s share these principles with unflagging optimism, sincerity, and conviction, explaining and communicating their importance to as many people as possible.

In a letter celebrating the arrival of a new year, the Daishonin assures us: “Those who . . . believe in the Lotus Sutra will gather fortune from ten thousand miles away” (WND-1, 1137).

“Day by day and month after month” (WND-1, 997), with strong prayer and unity of purpose, let us:

—Advance together wisely, harmoniously, and joyfully, accumulating “treasures of the heart” (WND-1, 851)!
—Advance, calling forth new capable Bodhisattvas of the Earth and encouraging and fostering them!
—Advance, leading the way to harmony, peace, and prosperity for our families, communities, homelands, and the countries where we live!

Together with my wife, Kaneko, I am sending daimoku even more earnestly and praying for the happiness and long, healthy, fulfilling lives of all of you, our dear fellow members everywhere, the global citizens of Soka.

Wishing you the very best!

New Year’s Day, 2020

Daisaku Ikeda

President, Soka Gakkai International

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