Waves of Hope

500 Waves of Hope is a movement for us, young capable successors of the world, being the waves of hope reaching every single person on our way, and bringing the assurance of a better, happier and more meaningful life.

Towards November 18, we are dividing our campaign into several waves. The first wave is home visitation and we are encouraging everyone to take part in it, forging bonds of friendship with all members, talking with them about the their struggles and victories, about the importance of faith, and of course inviting them to our November 18 celebration meeting.

On November 18, the day itself, we will be holding festivals in three locations across the nation, Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. This is the opportunity where we can come together and celebrate our victories. This festival is open to all youth, including UHG, and Soka friends. We will have amazing performances and inspiring experiences.

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500 Waves FAQ

500 Waves of Hope is a movement for us, young capable successors of the world, being the waves of hope reaching every single person on our way, and bringing the assurance of a better, happier and more meaningful life.

Towards November 18, we are dividing our campaign into several waves. The first wave is home visitation and we are encouraging everyone to take part in it, forging bonds of friendship with all members, talking with them about the their struggles and victories, about the importance of faith, and of course inviting them to our November 18 celebration meeting.

On November 18, the day itself, we will be holding festivals in three locations across the nation, Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. This is the opportunity where we can come together and celebrate our victories. This festival is open to all youth, including UHG, and Soka friends. We will have amazing performances and inspiring experiences.

Does that sound exciting already? To be a part of this festival you can register at the bottom of this page.

November 18 has become the day for SGI members around the world to remind themselves on the principles and ideals that the organization was founded on – enabling all human beings to create the highest value in their lives.

It is also the day to make fresh determination to share this faith and philosophy to those around them and to work for world peace with the same commitment as the three founding presidents.

Please visit https://sginz.org/wavesofhope/register/ or click in the “Register” button below.

Please take part in challenging yourself towards November 18, what do you want to achieve?

Strengthen your three pillars of faith, practice and study. Also challenge yourself to talk to your friends about the Waves of Hope campaign, help us gather 500 capable young people who will take the lead in the this movement to shift the direction of our country towards happiness, peace and victory.

Please contact your local leaders and express your interest.

You can visit https://sginz.org/wavesofhope/ for more information, and also follow our Instagram (@wavesofhopenz) https://www.instagram.com/wavesofhopenz/ to get the latest updates

When we determine to change our lives from the core, fundamental darkness and devilish functions will arise. We must base ourselves on abundant daimoku in order to break through our obstacles. Please challenge yourself to achieve what you never thought was possible!

There are five prayers towards the success of the Waves of Hope campaign. We would encourage you to include these in your prayers to unite with the whole SGINZ through prayer

  1. 500 Capable Youths to attend “Waves of Hope” across Aotearoa New Zealand
  2. United efforts of 4 divisions to ensure Total Success, Safety and Good Health of every participant
  3. Happiness and Victory of each youth through undertaking their own human revolution and developing a strong mentor & disciple spirit
  4. Become beacons of light, spreading Peace and Harmony in society
  5. Forging genuine friendships with courage and spreading Hope through home visits and one-on-one dialogues

All UHG and Youth Division members, as well as Soka friends, are invited to attend Waves of Hope, from ages 12 – 39.

Mens and Womens division will be supporting the events working in the behind the scenes, they will be contacted by the local committees and advised how they can support, if you are MD or WD and also want to take part please reach out for you local leader.

The Waves of Hope event on November 18 is free admission, please register on https://sginz.org/wavesofhope/register/ to have a personalised ticket delivered to you. To enter, you must bring your ticket with you.

Referring to Tips for a Successful Home Visit (Source: SGI-USA World Tribune – The Spirit of Home
Visits https://www.worldtribune.org/2016/05/spirit-home-visits/)

Before:
• Chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for the happiness of the person you are visiting.
• Be on time! If you are running late, however, please make a courtesy call to the member.
• Bring the latest World Tribune and Living Buddhism to use as the basis for faith encouragement.
• Feel free to bring an offering for the Gohonzon, such as fruit.
During:
• Whenever possible, chant and do gongyo together.
• Be aware of and follow the social norms of the person you are visiting and his or her family. And make sure the visit is not too long or late at night.
• Listen and offer guidance based on faith.
• Update the person on activities happening locally and the latest organizational direction.
• If he or she asks you to keep the conversation confidential, please honor the request.
• Don’t worry if you can’t answer every question on faith. Arrange to seek guidance from one ofyour seniors in faith.
After:
• Chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for the member’s victory and growth.
• Continue to follow up with him or her until the person has breakthrough.

Locations to be in confirmed in the cities below

Auckland

Wellington

Christchurch