No one’s life is without challenges. Here, Soka Gakkai members show how their Buddhist practice and chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo give them the courage and energy to create value every day.
In our current fast-paced society, many members are challenging to overcome shackles of karma to rewrite fresh chapters of victories in their lives through faith. Resolutely and courageously striving to choose hope over despair, their stories have inspired many others to be awakened to the innate potential in life through their practice of Nichiren Buddhism. Featured within this new video are two inspiring youths who are determined to live their lives fully with a greater purpose rather than giving in to fate or circumstances.
A short film tracing the historical flow of Buddhism from Shakyamuni in India to the 13th-century Japanese sage Nichiren.
A short film describing how SGI members practice Buddhism in their daily lives.
A brief description of what SGI members believe and what they do to contribute to society.
The history of SGI viewed through the lives of the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai.
An introduction to the SGI, its philosophical underpinnings in the Buddhist teachings of Shakyamuni and Nichiren, and SGI members’ Buddhist practice.
A short film demonstrating how to begin chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, explaining its meaning and introducing the daily Buddhist practice of SGI members around the world.
A karaoke-style guide for beginners to learn the pronunciation and rhythm of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
A karaoke-style guide for beginners to learn the pronunciation and rhythm of gongyo, the recitation of excerpts from the Lotus Sutra.
Over 10,000 youths gathered at the SSA Youth Summit themed ‘Choose Hope ~ Embracing Diversity, Empowering Lives’ held at Our Tampines Hub on 25 & 26 August 2018. Guest-of-honour was Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth & Communications and Information.
At the SSA Youth Summit on 25 and 26 August 2018, the SSA Youths made a youth declaration; vowing to unite in solidarity and take ownership to build a truly inclusive society and usher in waves of hope for humanity.
Singapore is the 16th country to host this international exhibition on “The Lotus Sutra – A Message of Peace and Harmonious Coexistence” at the Arts House from 1-25 October 2017. This video captures the preparation journey and Opening Ceremony of this exhibition.
The short film series “Treasure the Connection” that shows SGI members taking action for peace in their local communities through caring for others.
A London-based puppeteer shows how puppets can help children and young people to develop creativity and give voice to hidden feelings.
A Korean actor about to give up on his dream stands up after his mother reminds him never to be defeated in life.
Cherishing the earth, a young man in Taiwan introduces natural methods to pomelo farming and enjoys sharing the fruits of his labor.
This YouTube Channel features animated children’s stories by Daisaku Ikeda, peacebuilder, educator, author and Buddhist philosopher from Japan. His stories impart hope, courage, friendship and peace through vivid adventures of children around the world and seek to inspire them to believe in themselves and have big dreams.
The stories have also been shown on TV in more than 25 countries including Japan, Iceland, Spain, Panama, Australia, Nepal, Malaysia and the Philippines. They have also been used as educational materials in classrooms in India and the Philippines.
In an interview, Mr. Ikeda explained his motivation for writing stories for young people: “Children’s stories epitomize peace. War, on the other hand, deprives children of their dreams and slams the door on their future.” He adds, “All children possess innate dignity, rich creativity and vitality,” and says “children have the inborn ability to find hope in the most hopeless environment…. They are hope itself.”