Radio New Zealand’s Sonia Sly produced this program for their Spiritual Outlook series. It aired on Sunday 20 May. Based on the weekly lunchtime chanting session at the Wellington Centre it introduces the SGINZ movement, Buddhist philosophy and peoples experience of chanting. The Buddhism for Lunch meetings are on Tuesday’s from 12 – 1pm at the SGINZ Wellington Centre, Telephone (04) 499-4420. All welcome. For information on evening meetings in Wellington and around the country please use the form at the bottom of our contact page.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown was among the visitors at the SGINZ Wellington Centre's Open Day on 28 April 2012. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown Members presented short studies on the basics of Nichiren Buddhism and SGI's history. The Seeds of Hope exhibition and the Culture of Peace exhibition were also on display. Open Day Coordinator, Emma Willis said "It was fantastic to share the mission of what the SGI is about - peace, culture and education - and to have some great discussion with a really wide range of people as to how you bring about a peaceful society through actions in your own life. Overall really empowering and inspiring! Such a great reminder of how the desire for peace is something that we all share." The Mayor dropped in unexpectedly…
SGINZ in the news - Scoop has uploaded our press release from the nuclear free event, it contains pictures and comments from the SGI youth. Wellington Leaders Pass Flame for Nuclear Weapons Free World Scoop.co.nz It was held in conjunction with a public concert jointly hosted by the Wellington City Council and Buddhist group Soka Gakkai International of NZ. To read more, click on http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1204/S00429/wellington-leaders-pass-flame-for-nuclear-weapons-free-world.htm
On Saturday 14 April Wellington celebrated its 30th year of being declared a nuclear free city. The celebreation events were organsied by SGINZ and the Wellington City Council. The concert and mayoral function were both great successes. Warren Maxwell performing at the concert. Sam Manzanza's band performing at the concert. Jimi Wallace speaking at the mayoral function In the Civic Square outside City Art Gallery Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown speaking at the mayoral function After the passing of the 'baton' of peace