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How Soka Gakkai became a global Buddist movement

Daniel Alfred Metraux

How Soka Gakkai became a global Buddist movement

the internationalization of a Japanese religion

by Daniel Alfred Metraux

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press in Lewiston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sōka Gakkai -- History,
  • Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Sōka Gakkai,
  • Buddhism and culture

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDaniel A. Metraux ; with a foreword by Wilton S. Dillon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ8412.8 .M48 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23945392M
    ISBN 100773437584
    ISBN 109780773437586
    LC Control Number2009049184

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The Soka Gakkai is a massive Japan-based New Religious Movement based on the Buddhist teachings of the medieval Buddhist mouk Nichiren. This work examines Soka Gakkai International chapters in Australia, Southeast Asia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Quebec to determine why the movement has developed strong roots among people from widely divergent s: 1.

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[Daniel A Métraux] -- The Soka Gakkai is a massive Japan-based New Religious Movement based on the Buddhist teachings of the medieval Buddhist monk Nichiren. This work examines Soka Gakkai International chapters in.

Get this from a library. How Soka Gakkai became a global Buddist movement: the internationalization of a Japanese religion. [Daniel Alfred Métraux]. Soka Gakkai (Japanese: 創価学会, Hepburn: Sōka Gakkai, "Value-Creation Society") is a Japanese Buddhist religious movement based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese priest Nichiren as taught by its first three presidents Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda and Daisaku is the largest of the Japanese new religions and claims the largest Founders: Tsunesaburō Makiguchi, Jōsei Toda.

Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is an international Nichiren Buddhist movement founded in by Daisaku Ikeda, with approximately 12 million adherents in countries and territories as of It characterizes itself as a support network for practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism and a global Buddhist movement for "peace, education, and cultural exchange."Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan.

How Soka Gakkai became a global Buddist movement: the internationalization of a Japanese religion / Daniel A. Métraux ; with a foreword by Wilton S.

Dillon Edwin Mellen Press Lewiston, N.Y Australian/Harvard Citation. Métraux, Daniel Alfred. InDaisaku Ikeda, then 32 years old, became president of Soka Gakkai.

In Ikeda expanded the organization into Soka Gakkai International (SGI), which today has affiliate organizations in countries and an estimated global membership of 12 million. Books by Daniel A. Metraux. How Soka Gakkai Became a Global Buddist Movement: The Internationalization of a Japanese Religion by.

Daniel A. Metraux, Wilton S. Dillon (Foreword) The Soka Gakkai Buddhist Movement in Quebec: The Lotus and the. Only the Soka Gakkai upheld the Daishonin’s spirit, resisted the dark storm of the government authority and experienced honorable persecution for the sake of the Law. Members of the then Soka Kyoiku Gakkai, centering on the first president, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, courageously practiced and propagated the Daishonin’s Buddhism.

May 3 is known as “Soka Gakkai Day.” It was on May 3,that Josei Toda was inaugurated as the second president of the Soka Gakkai, and on May 3,that Daisaku Ikeda became the third president. May 3 is also “Soka Gakkai Mother’s Day,” symbolizing the vital role that women play within the organization.

Nichiren Buddhism (Japanese: 日蓮仏教) is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist priest Nichiren (–) and is one of the Kamakura Buddhism schools.: Its teachings derive from some – extant letters and treatises attributed to Nichiren.

Nichiren Buddhism focuses on the Lotus Sutra doctrine that all. Our Soka Gakkai is a lay organization of Nichiren Shoshu. Therefore, I believe the fundamental spirit of the Soka Gakkai is to take sincere faith in the Dai-Gohonzon and strictly follow the guidance of the High Priest.

– Ikeda, May 3,inaugural address (Collected Speeches of the President, first edition, vol. 1, p. She became a member of the global Buddhist organization Soka Gakkai International in Craig Taro Gold (), is an American author and entrepreneur.

He is the author of several New York Times best-selling books including Open Your Mind, Open Your Life and Living Wabi Sabi. This is an excerpt from Nations under God: The Geopolitics of Faith in the Twenty-First Century. Available now on Amazon (UK, USA), in all good book stores, and via a free PDF out more about E-IR’s open access books here.

Global civil society has become an important theme of investigation for scholars of global politics. Sincewhen Daisaku Ikeda first came to the U.S., Soka Gakkai has been interested in expanding its political power in Japan and throughout the world. Since the very beginning and all the way up to the recent lawsuit and trouble at Soka University of America, Soka Gakkai has proven itself to be an aggressive, deceptive organization Author: Mark Rogow.

Tina Turner became a Nichiren Shoshu of America (NSA) member and is one of the world's most famous Buddhists. Over the last few decades, Tina has been relentlessly touted as an SGI member by the org, but Anthony "amp" Elmore indicates their claim is erroneous, as she never completed the transition from the temple-orientated NSA to the present day Ikeda-oriented.

Buddhism in the West (or more narrowly Western Buddhism) broadly encompasses the knowledge and practice of Buddhism outside of Asia in the Western onal intersections between Western civilization and the Buddhist world have been occurring for thousands of years. The first Westerners to become Buddhists were Greeks who settled in.

The organization began to play a particularly important role afterwhen Soka Gakkai International (SGI) was established by Mr. Ikeda Daisaku, who became the first president of this international organization; its originally declared goals were the support and promotion of Nichiren Buddhism and the establishment of a global Buddhist Author: Tanya Storch.

Nichiren: Soka Gakkai International. Soka Gakkai International (SGI) is perhaps the most successful of Japan's new religious movements that grew around the world after the end of World War II. Soka Gakkai, which means "Value Creation Society," is one of three sects of Nichiren Buddhism that came to the United States during the 20th century.

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, educator, author and poet. He is the third president of the Soka Gakkai and the founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI).

Ikeda was born in Tokyo, Japan, on January 2,the fifth of eight children, to a family of seaweed farmers. Only in Japan since World War II have truly new Buddhist movements arisen.

Notable among these is Soka Gakkai, the Value Creation Society, a lay movement associated with Nichiren Buddhism. It is noted for its effective organization, aggressive conversion techniques, and use of mass media, as well as for its nationalism.The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra [Excerpts from various volumes of The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra.

by Daisaku Ikeda]. Volume I, pp. The Lotus Sutra is an attempt to teach this truth [t­hat each of us had always been a Buddha from the eternal past and will always be a Buddha into the eternal future] to all in an easily comprehensible fashion. "How Buddhism Came to the West" by Maia Duerr but it eventually became the Buddhist Schools of Buddhism include Pure Land (Shin), Zen, Theravadin, Vajrayana, and Soka Gakkai.

Some, such as.