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Open Door Day 2017

Open Door Day Programme, Sunday, 22 October, 2017

14:00-14:30 Recitation of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and reading of a passage from the Lotus Sutra

14:30-15:15 Presentation of Daisaku Ikeda’s 2017 Peace Proposal entitled "The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering In a New Era of Hope"

15:15-15:30 Interreligious Choir

15:30-16:00 Recitation of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and reading of a passage of the Lotus Sutra

16:00-17:00 Dialogue and question/answer session over the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

Lotus Sutra Exhibition from 14:30 to 17:00

The SGI-Belgium library will be open from 15:30 to 17:30

 

Meetings

- Monthly question and answer sessions take place at our center

- Monthly discussion meetings on Buddhism take place everywhere in Belgium

To find out more on the date and place of the meetings, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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img001In the Sixties, a married couple who were dancers and members of the SGI settled in Brussels.  This was the starting point of the Soka Gakkai International Belgium (SGIBEL).

A small group of practitioners developed, and they began to hold meetings in the home of this couple.  The group continued to grow and in 1991 became officially established as a non-profit organization.

Finally, in October 2004 the Soka Gakkai International Belgium was able to acquire its own center for activities, very close to the Gare du Midi/Zuidstation (South Station). Currently, SGIBEL has approximately a thousand of members as well as a large number of friends who do not practice.

Because the Belgian organization has members of more than 50 different nationalities, all meetings that take place at the central level are translated into French, Dutch, and English.  In addition, the organization has participated in cultural activities and contributed to popular awareness of Buddhism in Belgian society.

 

SGI Belgique liegedroixheAs a member of the Belgian Buddhist Union (UBB), SGIBEL supports the efforts of the associations that constitute the UBB and is working to achieve its objectives.