‘The purpose of Buddhist practice is to overcome suffering by unlocking our innate positive potential. When we are suffering, it is not easy to believe we can transform any situation, and change our lives. Nichiren Buddhism begins with the belief that all people can do exactly this.’
Art of Living Magazine - the monthly magazine published by SGI-UK - May 2008 p.2


WHO WE ARE

We are part of a global humanistic Buddhist movement called Soka Gakkai International (SGI). Soka means the 'creation of value' and Gakkai means ‘society’. This title encapsulates the SGI’s commitment to creating ‘value’ in the world and within the lives of self and other. There are currently approximately 12 million members practicing in 190 countries, with about 12,000 practicing here in the UK.

Pembrokeshire Buddhists are a local group of SGI Buddhists who live in and around the county of Pembrokeshire. It is our hope that this website may act as an introduction to, and should you wish it, a ‘gateway’ into Nichiren Buddhism here in Pembrokeshire. You will find more details of local meetings on our ‘Meetings’ page.

If you would like more information about the nature of our buddhist practice and the core principles and aims of Nichiren Buddhism you will enjoy visiting the websites of SGI-UK and Soka Gakkai International, here you will find a treasure house of information, including ‘introductory videos’, lectures, facts and figures, historical perspective on Nichiren Buddhism, and much more! And, of course, if you would like to speak with us, or come along to a meeting, we would be very happy to hear from you and will always answer any questions you may have.

Please visit our ‘Links’ page to find out much more about Nichiren Buddhism, Soka Gakkai International, SGI-UK, honorary president Daisaku Ikeda, and first and second presidents Josei Toda and Tsunsaburo Makiguchi.