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Calderdale Interfaith Council > Faiths > Nichiren Buddhism

Millions of people with a desire to cultivate humanistic values, respect for the dignity of life and hope for the future of our planet, base their lives on Nichiren Buddhism.

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a lay society of individuals practising this Buddhism and is an active Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working in partnership with United Nations agencies. It is dedicated to cultivating peace through Buddhist practice and educational and cultural activities.

Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra, the teaching of the first historically recorded Buddha Shakyamuni or Siddartha Gautama. The Lotus Sutra teaches that Buddha nature, the power of wisdom, compassion, courage and life force is inherent in all living beings.

Over 700 years ago, Nichiren Daishonin taught that by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo we can activate our Buddha nature and consequently, the power to affect our own destiny and that of our environment.

It does not offer a code of conduct or promote a particular lifestyle. Faith is built through chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo morning and evening and learning about the philosophy and spirit of Buddhism through studying the writings of Nichiren Daishonin. Members share their experiences of Buddhism with others; in this way it is a balanced practice for oneself and others.

For more information contact:

Anne Linehan - lorettalinehan@btinternet.com  or  07952 754093