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Discussion Meetings

Soka Gakkai members carry out their daily practice at home. Members also meet regularly with other members in their communities to share the benefits from their practice.

The tradition of small-scale discussion meetings dates back to the earliest days of the Soka Gakkai in pre-World War II Japan. The discussion meeting serves as a focal point where members study Buddhist principles and how to apply them in everyday life.

Soka Gakkai discussion meetings are usually held on a monthly basis, and the vast majority are held in the homes of members. They give people the opportunity to develop meaningful connections and a sense of community.

The sharing of faith experiences—the transformation in people’s lives realized through Buddhist practice—is a central element of discussion meetings. The example of successfully confronting and overcoming challenges provides encouragement to others struggling with their own problems.

In this way, individual experiences of transformation become the inspiration for a wider movement of societal change.

Source from Soka Global

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