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Culture Department: July 19-22

What is the focus of this conference?

The theme of the conference will be, "Toward 2030: Let's Advance with Sensei Brimming with Faith, Hope and Intellect."

Culture Department Mission:

"I founded the SGI-USA Culture Department because I firmly believed that producing promising, capable people equipped with faith and intellect would be vital for the development of America.”

"I would like each of you to deeply confirm this fundamental reason for the department's formation by fostering a steady stream of capable people in your land of freedom, who are brimming with hope."

Daisaku Ikeda, January 1999

Culture Department conference attendees can look forward to:

  • Expanding, deepening and learning how to better understand and apply Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism and President Ikeda's guidance into their daily lives personally, professionally and/or organizationally.
  • Learning how to unite with the line organization to support SGI-USA goals toward 2013 and 2030.
  • Becoming familiar with the mission and guiding principles of Culture Department members.
  • Engaging in meaningful and joyful dialogue.
  • Refreshing and revitalizing their practice to better fulfill their unique mission.

Conference Activities:

  • Gosho lecture and encouragement by SGI-USA National Women’s Leader, Linda Johnson
  • Dialogue Breakout Sessions
  • Viewing of the film "Traveler for Peace" as well as the Oneness of Mentor and Disciple exhibits
  • Faith experiences from members working in each field

Please make plans to attend and invite and/or encourage a youthful Culture Department member to attend.

 

Who should apply to this conference?

We would like to invite members working in the fields of Academia (College and University), Education (K-12), Healing Arts and Law to join us for conference!

 

Conference Memo

Who are the facilitators?

Greg Martin

Linda
Johnson

SGI-USA
Women's
Leader

Amanda Rivera

Amanda
Rivera

SGI-USA Culture Department Women’s Leader

Mike Curtis

Mike
Curtis

SGI-USA Culture Department
Men’s Leader

Shaifali Bhalla

Shaifali
Bhalla

SGI-USA
Academic Division Women’s Leader

Daniel Kunimoto

Jason
Goulah

SGI-USA
Academic Division Men's Leader

Mary Ann Malkos

Mary Ann
Malkos

SGI-USA
Education Division Women's Leader

Josh Joffee

Josh
Joffee

SGI-USA
Education Division Men’s Leader

Frances McKindsey

Frances McKindsey

SGI-USA Healing Arts Division Women’s Leader

Susumu
Ohkawa

SGI-USA Healing Arts Division Men’s Leader

Tami Frazier

Tami
Frazier

SGI-USA
Legal Division Women’s Leader

Mike Bynum

Mike
Bynum

SGI-USA Legal Division Men's Leader

(Due to unexpected schedule changes, facilitators may change.)