Welcome to SGI-UK

BUDDHISM IN ACTION FOR PEACE

Our Philosophy

SGI-UK our philosophy

Explore the thinking behind chanting

IN SOCIETY

SGI-UK in society

Find out what SGI-UK does in society

FIND YOUR LOCAL MEETING

SGI-UK find meeting

There are meetings all over the UK,
find the one nearest to you

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ABOUT DAISAKU IKEDA

Daisaku Ikeda is a peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and poet who has led the SGI movement for over 65 years
  • "Daisaku Ikeda is a peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and poet."
  • "As a peacebuilder he is the founding president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) of which SGI- UK is a part, now one of the world's largest and most diverse community-based Buddhist associations, promoting a philosophy of empowerment and social engagement for peace.
    He has founded several international institutions promoting peace, culture and education."
  • "A core focus of Ikeda's peace activities has been the goal of nuclear disarmament. As leader of the SGI, he has inspired grassroots efforts for a nuclear-weapons- free world over several decades and has continued to explore viable routes toward nuclear abolition in his peace proposals.
    He has published Peace Proposals annually since 1983."
  • "As Buddhist philosopher he has met with key leaders, cultural figures and scholars from every region of the world to discuss ways of resolving the common challenges facing humanity. He has published dialogues probing the crucial issues of our time with over 80 such individuals."
  • "As educator he has founded a Soka (value creating) educational system As author he has written The Human Revolution, and is still writing the now 30 volume New Human Revolution. As a poet he has continually used this medium to communicate within and beyond the SGI movement"

Shared Humanity

Our Shared Humanity is a good place to find out what SGI-UK is all about. 
  • How the SGI is a worldwide and empowering movement of ordinary people
  • The philosophical and historical roots of Buddhism in easy to understand terms and the relevance for our lives today.
  • The birth and evolution of the SGI movement based on these historical roots.
  • What SGI is doing in society through members own voices.

FIND OUT MORE

SGI-UK discussion meetings

DISCUSSION MEETINGS

These are the main monthly activity, held across the UK in over 630 places Participants are women and men, children from all walks of life, educational and economic backgrounds.

SGI-UK our publications

OUR PUBLICATIONS

A monthly publication offers experiences, study materials, and pages for young people

SGI-UK peace, culture and education

PEACE, CULTURE AND EDUCATION

They are three main ways SGI organisations and their members contribute to society

ABOUT SGI

SGI-UK movement LOCAL COMMUNITY

The SGI Movement

This is a worldwide movement comprising independent organisations in 192 countries and a global co-ordinating staff 

LOCAL COMMUNITY

An organisation of ordinary people SGI-UK

SGI-UK has over 620 local groups across the UK and a membership of over 14,000

SGI-UK CHARTER

The SGI charter

There are SGI organisations in 28 countries in Europe with a total membership of 135,000

FIND YOUR LOCAL MEETING

You can use this to get in touch with people practising near you. They will be able to explain about the local activities and you can discuss how to go to a local meeting to find out more.


Book & Accessories

Visit our on-line shop to view a wide range of books and introductory materials

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SGI-UK events

  • Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 - 06:30

    Discussion about Buddhism - Guildford

    Friends Meeting House GuildfordYou are invited to visit us for a discussion about Buddhism, at the Friends Meeting House, ...

  • Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 06:30

    Discussion about Buddhism - Guildford

    Friends Meeting House GuildfordYou are invited to visit us for a discussion about Buddhism, at the Friends Meeting House, ...

  • Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 - 06:30

    Discussion about Buddhism - Guildford

    Friends Meeting House GuildfordYou are invited to visit us for a discussion about Buddhism, at the Friends Meeting House, ...