421 17th Street NW | Atlanta, GA 30363 | 404-817-8100

The SGI Community

 

The Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA is a socially engaged Buddhist community rooted in the life affirming philosophy of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism.  SGI is a worldwide lay Buddhist association that is committed to realizing world peace and human happiness based on the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism that supports the inherent dignity and equality of all people. The primary practice of Nichiren Buddhism is chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.  Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of this Buddhism who lived in 13th century Japan, established the practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to enable all people to overcome suffering and bring out the life-condition of Buddhahood inside of us, in this existence, just as they are.

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