Q. What is the purpose of religion? A. To enable human beings to become happy. The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a grass-roots Buddhist organization with 12 million practitioners in 192 countries and territories.
Based on the Buddhist belief that all people equally possess Buddhahood, we have no priests or clergy. Rather we practice Buddhism as equals, encouraging one another to overcome life’s difficulties based on Buddhist principles while striving for our dreams and the peace of our communities.
A central activity for us SGI members is monthly discussion meetings in our local neighborhoods where we chant, study together and encourage one another.
Join us and start your journey to real and lasting happiness. No commandments and no need to change your lifestyle--you're a Buddha just the way you are!