Discussion MeetingDaily Practice and Discussion Meetings

For SGM members, the ultimate purpose of our Buddhist practice and involvement in Soka Gakkai activities is to allow us to reveal the creative potential in our lives, not only for our personal fulfilment, but also for the development of a peaceful and harmonious society.

SGM members perform a morning and evening practice known as gongyo, which consists of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting portions of the Lotus Sutra. The duration of any particular chanting session is up to each individual. This regular morning and evening ritual is the basis of daily practice, a time when one can reflect on priorities in life and connect with the deeper rhythms of life.

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"When deluded, one is called an ordinary being, but when enlightened, one is called a Buddha.

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The object of devotion in Nichiren Buddhism, called the Gohonzon, takes the form of a scroll inscribed with Chinese and Sanskrit characters.

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Personal Experiences [link to Soka Gakkai (global) website]


Daily Encouragement

The key to winning in any endeavor is to first win over oneself.
We must win – over cowardice, over the tendency to give up, over laziness.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

Daily Gosho

“If the minds of living beings are impure, their land is also impure, but if their minds are pure, so is their land. There are no two lands, pure or impure in themselves. The difference lies solely in the good or evil of our minds.”

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime