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About SGI Hellas

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a socially engaged Buddhist movement linking more than 12 million people around the world. SGI members integrate their Buddhist practice into their daily lives, following the Lotus Sutra based teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist priest.

Daisaku Ikeda

Widely recognised as a Buddhist philosopher, author and peace-builder, Mr. Ikeda is an impassioned advocate of dialogue for peace. In addition to his role in the development of the SGI worldwide movement for Culture, Education and Peace, he has engaged in dialogue with a wide range of thinkers including, Nelson Mandela and Wangari Maatthai.

Daisaku Ikeda2017-02-22T13:25:55+03:00

Obstacles

This negative aspect is often referred to as the 'three obstacles and four devils' (in Japanese, sansho shima). Obstacles refer to things which appear to be outside of ourselves (but which ultimately have their origins in our lives) and the devils, or negative elements, are 'internal'. What makes these obstacles and devils serious is that if we are influenced by them we may stop practising Buddhism. They confront us at a specific point in ti

Obstacles2017-02-22T17:09:04+03:00

Human Revolution and Overcoming Obstacles

A single sunflower contains the seeds for more than a thousand new plants. Similarly, when one brave person stands up for peace, his or her resolve spreads out into the environment in thousands of ways. Courage always brings a response. One person's human revolution can therefore eventually change the destiny of the entire human race.

Human Revolution and Overcoming Obstacles2017-02-22T17:33:04+03:00

What can we do?

It doesn't mean that in order to achieve this kind of attitude we have to physically cut ourselves off from modern society and retreat to a forest to contemplate or worship nature! Transforming deep-rooted tendencies which have caused us to disrespect ourselves or others is not a matter of will power or finding a way to control our mind

What can we do?2017-02-22T18:22:59+03:00
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