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SGI Canada Introductory Exam 2023

Toward the SGI Canada Introductory Study Exam

The SGI Canada Introductory Study Exam will be held on Sunday, October 29. The exam is intended for new members or those who have not yet taken an SGI Canada exam; youth and Future Division members; and interested friends. You do not have to be an SGI Canada member in order to take the exam.

To register for the exam, simply complete the short form here: REGISTRATION

The exam will focus on topics from “Basics of Nichiren Buddhism in the New Era for Worldwide Kosen-rufu”.

The Introductory Exam will be based on chapters 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.

The study material is available in a pdf document which will be emailed to you. You can also find the study material in English and Chinese at www.sokaglobal.org or by clicking below:



A printed booklet of the study material will be available (in English, French and Chinese) through the online bookstore at https://sgicanada.myshopify.com

More details on the exam will be available in the coming months in New Century, Ère nouvelle and Chinese New Century and in your district. If you have any questions, please talk to the person who encouraged you to sign up for the introductory exam, or to your local district leaders.

The purpose of Buddhist study is to experience joy, to apply this great philosophy in our daily lives, and to illuminate the lives of others toward creating a truly peaceful world. This is also the purpose of the SGI Canada Introductory Study Exam. In this excerpt from his essay “Be Champions of Wisdom, Diligently Training in Practice and Study!”, President Ikeda talks of the power of study:

“To the age of 40: Perfecting my study and practice of Nichiren Daishonin’s teachings.” 

As I approached my 30th birthday, this was the spirit in which I studied the Daishonin’s writings—while riding trains, while waiting to meet someone, during any spare moment I could find. Firmly embracing the “strategy of the Lotus Sutra” (WND-1, 1001), I took leadership of our movement, my heart united with my mentor. I was the age of our young men’s division members today.

Studying the Daishonin’s writings rouses the Daishonin’s indomitable fighting spirit in our hearts and causes our beings to resound with his great compassion to alleviate the sufferings of all people. When we read the Daishonin’s writings, boundless courage surges within us, along with immense passion and wisdom for finding a way forward, no matter what difficulties or obstacles we face. 

Mr. Toda once declared with unshakable conviction: “I will be fine, even if I should fall into hell. Why? Because I would simply share the Mystic Law with the inhabitants there and transform it into the Land of Tranquil Light.” 

Nichiren Buddhism is not abstract theory. It has real practical power to change people’s hearts and lives, and to transform society.

(NEW CENTURY, Dec. 2022, p. 26)