Since 2017, SGM has been organising Nichiren Buddhism Entrance Course (NBEC) in many states for new members and Soka friends. The NBEC aims to inculcate correct understanding of Buddhism and key concepts such as faith and practice, the linage and tradition of Buddhist humanism and the history of the Soka Gakkai and the three founding presidents.
On June 24, 2018, SGM Pahang held its first NBEC of the year at the SGM Pahang Culture Centre. The speakers and participants held a lively question-and-answer session towards the end of the course, while one participant shared his joy at successfully introducing Nichiren Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai to a friend.
The following day, SGM Selangor held its NBEC at the SGM Selangor Culture Centre. The speakers, many of whom are youth, made detailed preparations for the course and strengthened their understanding of Buddhism. Their efforts helped attendees strengthened their conviction in Nichiren Buddhism and sharing Buddhism with others.
SGM Sabah held its NBEC on July 8, with 122 participants, of whom 42 are new friends. The Sabah NBEC was conducted in Mandarin, English and Bahasa Malaysia (for non-Muslim Bumiputera participants). At the end, small group dialogues where held where members shared benefits of practising Nichiren Buddhism and exchanged views on various topics. Overall, the course was conducted in a joyful atmosphere, with participants saying that it was lively and inspiring.