Philosophy and Practice

Singapore Soka Association is a constituent organisation of the Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist organisation comprising some 12 million members in 192 countries and territories. The Buddhist practice of SGI members has its origins in 13th-century Japan, when the core practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo was established by Nichiren (1222-82), a reformist Buddhist monk. Nichiren identified the Lotus Sutra as the core of the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. However, it was when Soka Gakkai emerged as a lay Buddhist movement in postwar Japan that the practice of Nichiren Buddhism became widely accessible to ordinary people.


Greetings! We are pleased to share that we have changed our name from Singapore Soka Association (SSA) to Soka Gakkai Singapore (SGS) with effect from 18 November 2021. Our Chinese name 新加坡创价学会 remains unchanged.

Corresponding, our website’s new URL will now be During this transition, there will be an auto redirection to our new website till May 2022.

We look forward to your continued support. Thank you.