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All about SGI - Soka Gakkai International

Welcome to the KIG cafe! This is the website of Kansai International Group, English speaking members of Sokagakkai who practice Nichiren Buddhism in the Kansai area of Japan. Kansai includes Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, etc. Whether you are living in Kansai, planning a visit, or just browsing, we hope you will find this website infomative and enjoyable.

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        About SGI: Soka Gakkai International

Want to learn about SGI?

Some of the best information about SGI can be found in a downloadable .pdf file called the SGI Brochure.

The following is an excerpt from the brochure:

"Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is a Buddhist association with more than 12 million members in 190 countries and territories worldwide.

"For SGI members, Buddhism is a practical philosophy of individual empowerment and inner transformation that enables people to develop themselves and take responsibility in their lives.

"As lay believers and 'engaged Buddhists,' SGI members strive in their everyday lives to develop the ability to live with confidence, to create value in any circumstances and to contribute to the well-being of friends, family and community.

"The promotion of peace, culture and education is central to SGI's activities."

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