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Soka Gakkai International - USA

Soka Gakkai International-USA (SGI-USA) is a diverse Buddhist community with more than 500 chapters and some 100 centers throughout the country. SGI-USA is part of the larger SGI network, which comprises more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world.

SGI members base their practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism, which teaches that each person has within the courage, wisdom and compassion to face and surmount any of life’s challenges. Based on core Buddhist principles such as respecting the dignity of human life and the interconnectedness of self and the environment, SGI engages in various peace activities, including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development.   


Our Buddhist Center in El Monte covers membership from East Los Angeles, Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley in the west to La Puente, Covina, and Diamond Bar in the Pomona Valley to Rancho Cucamonga and Chino in the Inland Empire in the east.

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