SGI Tampa Bay Community Center Website
This Soka Gakkai Community Center was established on March 4th 2007. President Ikeda describes the Community Center as a Castle of Kosen Rufu in the US. Currently this Community Center serves the Tampa Bay area, Tampa Chapter, Brandon Chapter, Pinellas Chapter, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, and the Sarasota Chapter. If you are interested in attending a meeting to learn more about Nichiren’s Buddhism - go to our Contact page and call us our send an email.
August 24th – SGI-USA Men’s Division Day
SGI-USA Men’s Division Mottoes asProud Disciples of SGI President Ikeda
“America’s Roaring Lions,
Turn Winter into Spring”
“Disciples, Advance Triumphantly
with Stalwart Resolve”
“Lion Kings of America,
Seize Resounding Victory”
January 2, 2009
In December, 2008, Men’s Leader Tariq Hasan reported to President Ikeda about the struggles many of our members are engaged in during these difficult economic times and President Ikeda responded with the above mottoes.
Note that he gave these mottos to us “as Proud Disciples,” and that he dated them on his 81st birthday.
In sharing his feelings about these mottoes, General Director Danny Nagashima said that the “roaring lions” indicates the spirit of oneness of mentor and disciple, that “stalwart resolve” indicates our absolute determination, and that “seize victory” means that we should each become a “lion of justice” and never be afraid of any difficulty.
This flag, SGI-USAMDFlag2009 designed by members of the SGI-USA Men’s Division, was approved by President Ikeda as our divisional flag.
The three pillars represent the three founding presidents of the Soka Gakkai. The two lions, looking in the same direction, represent the oneness of mentor and disciple. The sun rising in the background represents the unlimited hope of Nichiren Buddhism, and the garland represents peace.
The 2014 Norton Lecture’s “The Ethics of Jazz”