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Men's #1 : Aug. 9-12

What is the focus of this conference?

Transforming our Karma through Fostering Youth

In The New Human Revolution Volume 25 President Ikeda writes: "It's crucial that the Soka Gakkai's youthful successors gain real experience propagating this Buddhism. The Soka Gakkai has emerged as an organization dedicated to spreading Nichiren Buddhism and carrying out kosen-rufu just as Nichiren instructed. Its successors, the youth, need to be fostered into great champions of propagation, or the Soka Gakkai will have no future."

Nichiren writes, "From the time that I was born until today, I have never known a moment's ease; I have thought only of propagating the daimoku of theLotus Sutra [Nam-myoho-renge-kyo]" ("Persecution by Sword and Staff,"WND-I, 965). The great path of Buddhist faith is to dedicate one's life topropagation based on that spirit...

...By joyfully chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and sharing Buddhism with others, we connect our lives with that of the Buddha, function as the Buddha's emissaries and live as Bodhisattvas of the Earth. In other words, through this practice of faith for the sake of self and others alike, the power of the Buddha wells up within us and the life state of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth beats in our hearts. We are filled with great joy and a burning desire to help other living beings, and our lives are transformed.

Through that, we carry out our human revolution and transform our karma,thereby building a life state of absolute happiness. Introducing others to Nichiren's teachings- enabling others to resolve their sufferings on the most fundamental level and showing them the means for attaining a state of indestructible happiness-is also a practice of supreme compassion. It is the noblest thing we can do for the benefit of others and the highest good. It forges ties of true friendship and eternal bonds of familial love.

Fostering youth creates a brilliant, golden future.

Living Buddhism, December 2012, pages 40-41

Together with men from all over the country, every participant will have the opportunity to fortify his own determination to share our mentorís heart and vision and create unlimited victories in his life.

 

Who should apply to this conference?

This conference is open to all men's division members.

Who are the facilitators?

Tariq  Hasan

Tariq
Hasan

SGI-USA
Men’s
Leader

Barbara Petkov

Steve
Saperstein

SGI-USA
Vice Men’s
Leader

Lee Malone

Kwan
Choi

East Territory
Men’s
Leader

Keiko Kubo

James
Herrmann

Central Territory Men’s
Leader

Nico Aragon

Steve
Mortan

West Territory Men’s
Leader

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