Welcome to SGI-UK

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposal 2015

Our General Director – Robert Harrap

Robert Harrap has been the General Director of SGI-UK since December 2013. Before that he spent 16 years as a barrister in chambers in London’s Inner Temple. Prior to his appointment as General Director Robert served as both the Men’s Leader  and Head of the SGI-UK Study department. He has practised Nichiren Buddhism for 28 years and lives in Maidenhead with his partner, Claire. More

Click to hear Robert Harrap on Radio Two’s Pause for Thought

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Welcome to SGI-UK

SGI-UK is the UK branch of Soka Gakkai International, a socially engaged Buddhist movement based on the teachings of the 13th century Buddhist teacher Nichiren.

At the heart of the philosophy is a concept known as ‘human revolution’, whereby the inner change sparked by Buddhist practice leads to courage, compassion and wisdom, fostering fulfilled individuals with a wish to contribute to creating a better world.

Throughout the UK there are local discussion meeting groups where people can find out about how to practise and apply Buddhism in their daily lives.

On this site you will find further information about our philosophy and practice as well as Buddhist activities and social projects. Learn more

Activity Report

 Activity Report 2013

Since 2012, SGI-UK has been creating an annual activity report which features highlights of our activities as a socially engaged Buddhist movement . The intention is for this to be a way of sharing information about some of the ways we are actively contributing to society through peace, culture and education View the 2013 report.

Please contact us if you would like more information.


SGI-UK celebrates International Jazz Day

SGI-UK celebrates International Jazz Day with Robin Eubanks and Special Guests. Thursday 30 April, Union Chapel Islington. Tickets £22, to book click here

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Find a local meeting:

Local meetings are held regularly through out the UK in over 600 locations in the homes of SGI-UK members.

Monthly discussion meetings where participants discuss and share the practical benefits of their daily practice are designed to welcome guests.

Use this link to find a local meeting in your area


Visit our online shop to view a wide range of Books and Introductory materials.

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