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SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s Peace Proposal 2016


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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


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 wife, Claire. More

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

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