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Tena Koutou Soka Whanau!To get us all through, we are launching our new, brief daily encouragement video, based on excerpts from the New Human Revolution.Let’s rock this lockdown together with Sensei! (more…)
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Audio Lecture Series – On Attaining Buddhahood In This Lifetime

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Audio Lecture SeriesSGI President Ikeda’s lecture series on Nichiren Daishonin’s writing ‘On attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime’ examine this important writing that succinctly covers the basic theory and practice of Nichiren Buddhism. The lecture, given in seven chapters, is being used for the 2021 SGINZ study review program and is presented here in audio format. The booklet of the lecture is available from the SGINZ Treasures of the Heart Bookshop. Attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime—the fundamental purpose of life and a source of hope for humankindThe significance of chanting daimoku—achieving a life of supreme victory through correct Buddhist practiceAttaining Buddhahood in this lifetime—If you think the Law is outside yourself, you are not embracing the Mystic Law
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SGINZ Men’s Celebration Auckland

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2021 SGINZ Auckland Men's Celebrations "Fresh Start - New Horizon" Event Timing: September 26th 2021; 11am -1 pm Event Address: SGINZ Auckland Cultural Centre, 40 Eaglehurst Road, Ellerslie SGINZ Members please register below... (more…)
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Violence is Weakness, Prayer is Power

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What is power and what is weakness? What is active and what is passive? In the Christchurch mosque terror attack on Friday, 15 March Naeem Rashid tried to stop the shooter but was killed trying to save others' lives. Abdul Aziz confronted the perpetrator with an EFTPos machine, called out 'Look! I'm in the car park; come park - come this way, come this way!' to draw the shooter away from the people in the mosque and then chased the shooter away with a discarded and unloaded shotgun. What we saw during that terrible and cowardly attack was the selfless humanity of  people who rushed to the aid of others both from within and outside of the mosque. We were presented with the stark contrast of someone who had surrendered their…
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SGINZ Statement on the Mass Shooting at the Mosques in Christchurch

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On behalf of the Soka Gakkai International New Zealand Buddhist community we offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the loved ones of those who lost their precious lives as well as those wounded in the senseless act of terrible violence that occurred in Christchurch. We stand together in mourning and in solidarity with the affected families, the Muslim community and people of Christchurch. (more…)
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New Zealand Open Day – 26 August

New Zealand Open Day – 26 August

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 On Sunday 26th Aug 2018, SGINZ will be hosting the New Zealand Open Day under the theme 'Peace Through Humanity and Diversity'. There will be an exhibition, games, entertainment, kids story telling, Introduction to Buddhism and more. The venue is the SGINZ's New Zealand Culture Centre at 40 Eaglehurst Road, Ellerslie, Auckland. The Open day will be from 10am until 1pm, all are welcome to attend, this event is open to the public.  
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SGINZ Study Review

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Welcome to the SGINZ Study Review Register below to join the SGINZ 2021 Study Review (happening between March and September 2021 with the final review in October). (more…)
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TŪMANAKO! Whakatāne Children’s World Peace Flags

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Report by Laura Gow On 6 August 2017, the opening ceremony for Tūmanako was held outside Whakatāne library. It was an amazing community celebration with over 450 people attending. The ceremony began with a Karakia and blessing, and included items from the Schools throughout Whakatane. This was followed by words from Whakatāne’s Mayor, Mr Tony Bonne and a waiata sung by members of SGINZ. A representative from each of the nineteen schools that took part in Tūmanako cut the ribbon at the entrance of the library to open the exhibition. Due to exhibition space being limited, the Whakatāne District Council decided that rather than ask each child to create an artwork for peace, instead they would encourage children to design and create a peace flag for Tūmanako.  Preschools and primary…
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