SGI members perform a morning and evening practice known as gongyo, which consists of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and reciting portions of the Lotus Sutra. The duration of any particular chanting session is up to each individual. This regular morning and evening daily practice is a time when one can reflect on priorities in life and connect with the deeper rhythms of life.
Nichiren Buddhism teaches that the workings of the universe are an expression of a single principle or Law, expressed as Nam-myoho-renge- kyo. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo enables all people to perceive this Law in their own lives and to bring themselves into rhythm with it. And by putting their lives in harmony with this Law, people can unlock their hidden potential and achieve harmony with their environment.
This is a powerful expression of individual empowerment – that each person can transform the inevitable sufferings of life into sources of growth and fulfillment and become a positive influence in their family and community.