What we're about
"If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of birth and death you have endured since time without beginning and to attain without fail unsurpassed enlightenment in this lifetime, you must perceive the mystic truth that is originally inherent in all living beings. This truth is Myoho-renge-kyo. Chanting Myoho-renge-kyo will therefore enable you to grasp the mystic truth innate in all life." - Nichiren
This Group is for people interested in learning about Nichiren Buddhism and the SGI Organization. SGI is a Lay Buddhist Organization that has the goal of propagating peace, education and cultural exchange through the study and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. At the heart of practice is the chanting of "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" which is meditative and also serves as a pledge to oneself to never be defeated by life's obstacles and to win over our own suffering. In addition, we study the writings on 13th Century Buddhist Teacher Nichiren Daishonin, chant together, and have discussion meetings where we discuss Buddhism in relation to our own lives and experiences.
For more information on SGI and the practice of chanting "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo" please visit here: https://www.youtube.com/user/SGIUSAmedia
Here is a great explanation of our philosophy by Herbie Hancock with an emphasis on Buddhism and Creativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSFMkJQKigk
If you want to learn more please RSVP to one of our Meetups!