The philosophical base of the organisation’s practice is Nichiren Buddhism, a School of the Mahayana tradition. Nichiren Buddhist philosophy teaches that every individual has the potential to become enlightened in his or her lifetime.
Soka is written in Chinese characters meaning value creation. It describes the core spirit of Buddhism that teaches each individual has capacity to develop his or her full human potential. Buddhism expresses as a religion of self-empowerment when the principle of value-creation is practised and applied fully in one’s daily life.
N-SGI is part of an international network of Soka affiliated organizations under the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) movement that has membership in 192 countries and territories worldwide.