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The discussion meeting

This short video explains the heart and spirit of discussion meetings that are a cornerstone of SGI activities and their impact on her life. Dialogue around a theme is an important aspect of the discussion meeting. Anyone is free to speak or not. All points of view are welcome.


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. These meetings are always free to attend.

SGI-UK Centres

The SGI is a lay organisation. The centres where members come together to chant, study or plan events are open and nurtured as culture centres rather than as temples or churches. Centres are representative of the areas in which they are situated and of the people responsible for their development. Therefore there is not one model, although each centre contains at least one room dedicated to chanting in front of the Gohonzon.

There are currently 4 centres in the UK.  These are open to members and the public alike.  Please see details below for opening times and contact details.

London Ikeda Peace Centre

Centre opening times: The centre is open every Saturday 10am -4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.

South London National Centre

The Centre is open every Wednesday evening 7pm - 9pm and every Saturday 10am - 3pm


Taplow Court

Centre Opening Time for SGI Visitors: please check for centre opening times here.


SGI-UK West London Centre

Centre opening times: 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month: 10.00am – 5.00pm


SGI-UK movement


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


SGI-UK has over 14,500 members across the UK


We the constituent organizations and members of the Soka Gakkai International (hereinafter called SGI)

SGI-UK map of the world

How to make contact with SGI in different countries?

There are SGI members in 192 countries and territories. This link will take you to the SGI website, providing detailed information about making contact.