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SGI Canada Newsletter, No. 106 - May 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

SGI Canada Newsletter

Issue no. 106

May 31, 2024


Welcome to the 106th issue of the SGI Canada Newsletter, a bi-weekly summary of news, upcoming events and encouragement. If you are not subscribing to the SGI Canada Newsletter, you may do so by clicking on the button below. Subscriptions are free of charge, and the SGI Canada Newsletter will be emailed directly to you.




“The Voice Carries Out the Work of the Buddha” 

In his lecture on The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings that we will be studying in June, SGI President Ikeda quotes a famous passage by Chang-an: “The voice carries out the work of the Buddha” (OTT,4):[1] 

“The voice carries out the work of the Buddha” (OTT, 4), cites the Daishonin. Namely, the voice guides living beings to attain Buddhahood. Our words and voices can save people from suffering and lead them to happiness. 

During a completion ceremony he held for attendants at the end of his lecture series on the Lotus Sutra, Mr. Toda declared: “I will achieve kosen-rufu!” His voice resounds in my heart to this day. 

He also called to us: “Let cowards depart. Those who press on, press on with courage!” Responding to his lion’s roar, I vowed to carry on the struggle with the unshakable commitment “I am a follower of Nichiren Daishonin. I am a disciple of Josei Toda.” 

Mr. Toda’s powerful words arose from deep inner resolve. His voice did the Buddha’s work, enabling each of us, ordinary young men and women, to lead lives of mission and triumph as Bodhisattvas of the Earth. 

Our voices are power. Our voices reflect our state of life. Our voices open the way for kosen-rufu. Our voices do the Buddha’s noble work, helping others break through their karma and build happiness.  

[1] NEW CENTURY May 2024, p.33.

The complete study article appears in the May 2024 New Century.


“Dialogue for Peace” in July!

SGI Canada districts will become centres of “Dialogue for Peace” in July!

On their discussion meeting day, districts will be talking about the internationally-accepted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and what each of us can do to help achieve them. Part of the meeting will include panels from “Seeds of Hope and Action”, the exhibition created by SGI and Earth Charter International.

District leaders will be receiving everything they need – including instructions and an online presentation – next week.

This will be a great opportunity to invite young friends and family to learn about SGI’s efforts to create a peaceful and respectful world.

To find out more about the Sustainable Development Goals:


To view the “Seeds of Hope and Action” exhibit:



SGI Canada Special Fund

Thank you very much for your generous donations to the SGI Canada Special Fund.

Members can contribute at any time through their SGI Canada online portal account (by credit card or debit card) at https://sgicinfo.org/portal/login or by mailing a cheque to SGI Canada at 2050 Dufferin Road, Toronto, Ont. M6E 3R6.

Monthly contributions from a chequing account can also be made by completing a Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) form available from district leaders.

Thank you so much for your sincere dedication and for your support in every way for the advancement of kosen-rufu in Canada! 


We hope you found this newsletter beneficial. Please email your questions or comments to contact@sgicanada.org. Please note that the next SGI Canada Newsletter will appear on June 14, 2024. See you then!