SGI-UK is the UK branch of SGI, a Buddhist movement based on the teachings of the 13th century Buddhist teacher Nichiren. It is one of the many organisations in 192 countries and territories throughout the world which together make up SGI (Soka Gakkai International). Soka means the 'creation of value' and Gakkai means 'society'. SGI is a broad humanistic movement for the benefit of humanity, engaging with other institutions, associations, groups and individuals who wish actively to create a better world. At the heart of the philosophy is a concept known as ‘human revolution’, whereby the inner change sparked by Buddhist practice leads to courage, compassion and wisdom, fostering fulfilled individuals.