Soka Gakkai International South Africa
The Soka Gakkai International (SGI—"Value Creation Association International") is a Nichiren Buddhist lay organization founded in Japan in 1975 by Daisaku Ikeda. The SGI is the world's largest Buddhist lay organization, with approximately 12 million Nichiren Buddhist practitioners in 192 countries and regions.
SGI-SA is an affiliate organisation dedicated to a common vision of a better world through the promotion of peace, culture and education.
Our daily practice of chanting “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” enables us to overcome our negative karma and achieve the life-state of happiness and freedom.
As a movement of empowered buddhists, we are engaged in fostering and promoting grassroots activities in areas such as nuclear abolition, human rights and education for sustainable living, in order to create a harmonious society.
“A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda
Currently the Western Cape branch has its office in E-Block and holds monthly meetings in the Yes We Can hall on the first Sunday of each month.