Welcome to SGI-UK

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

Year 2016

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Year 2015

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


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

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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

SGI-UK celebrates International Jazz Day

UNESCO International Jazz Day reviews

SGI-UK has for the third time supported UNESCO’s International Jazz Day on Thursday 30th April 2015. The multi-faith Human Revolution Orchestra performed “Ode to the Human Spirit” at Union Chapel, London on Thursday 30th April 2015, and here are some links to reviews from the media of the concert.

Reviews Jazzwisemagazine   London Jazz News