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Dedicated Dynamo

Posted by davidbloomfield on December 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Would you like to join the Dedicated Dynamo Team and help keep our Centre's clean? If so, here's your opportunity. The following has been composed by our Dedicated Dynamo Team Leaders and you can download the application forms here.

Thank you for the incredible efforts you have made towards the kosen-rufu movement, the happiness of each member and the people around you.

We would like to take this opportunity of introducing our joyful Dedicated Dynamo activity, which is open to both men and women¹s division, and can be joined at any time of the year.

The Dedicated Dynamo Group was created in 2007. The purpose of this group is to keep our precious SGI-UK centres clean and presentable so that everyone can feel welcome and cared for when they visit. At the same time, we Dynamos polish our hearts, deepen our faith and develop ourselves to become even happier people.

Dedicated Dynamo is a faith activity that takes a certain amount of commitment to appreciate the real benefits. As with Dedicated Keibi we ask that members try as best they can to commit to doing this activity once a month for a minimum of one year.

When we get together to clean and polish, we chant and study as well as share our struggles and joy. We also have the opportunity to meet other members and make new friendships, so that we can come away feeling a renewed sense of determination and connection with Sensei and our mission as Bodhisattvas of the Earth.

Many Dedicated Dynamo members have had actual proof and experienced great personal transformation through doing the activity. Moreover, we all have fun and enjoy doing it.

Please find attached application forms for the four centres and other more practical information.

Sensei¹s states, ³My greatest pride is each one of our noble members who strives tirelessly for kosen-rufu, accumulating ³unseen virtue² behind the scenes, whether or not others recognize or appreciate their efforts. And my greatest joy is seeing those dedicated members and all their families and loved ones enjoying brilliant lives of victory, enveloped in the ³visible reward² of complete fulfillment and satisfaction, transcending worldly praise and criticism.² (NL9120)

Please let everyone know that Dedicated Dynamo is a good opportunity to help open their own personal new era!

We look forward to working with you.

Thank you so much for your great support.

Yuki Davenne (SGI-UK National Leader of Dynamo Group)

Gina Langton (SGI-UK Secretary of Dynamo Group)

 

 

Peoples Decade Screening of 1953 Film 'Hiroshima' with talk by Robert Samuels

Posted by davidbloomfield on August 10, 2014 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Friends

Please find here information for an event organised by N London but open invitation to go to our members. Many thanks for forwarding and asking people to indicate if they are attending via eventbrite.

Warm regards

Tobi Keryk - Central London Area Women's Division Leader

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 You are invited to the following event:

Peoples Decade Screening of 1953 Film 'Hiroshima' with talk by Robert Samuels

Event to be held at the following time, date and location:

 

Sunday, 17 August 2014 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)

London Ikeda Peace Centre

7 Wakefield St

WC1N 1PG London

United Kingdom


Important Information This screening is primarily intended for members though you are welcome to bring a guest. Due to the nature of the film subject, it is not open to children or young adults under the age of 18 years.

About the film.............

The 1953 movie “Hiroshima,” directed by Hideo Sekigawa, recreates the horrors of the atomic bomb that detonated over the city on Aug. 6, 1945. About 90,000 Hiroshima residents appeared as extras and beloved actress Yumeji Tsukioka, a native of Hiroshima, starred in the film.

The movie was adapted from “Children of the A-Bomb,” a collection of essays by children who experienced the bombing, which was compiled by Arata Osada, a renowned educator and a hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) himself.

About 500,000 teachers from around the nation chipped in to help finance the filming.

Although "Hiroshima" captured the best feature-length movie prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1955, it was rarely shown in Japanese theaters after it was released on an independent distribution channel.

People in the movie industry say that leading film distributors were reluctant to screen it due to the aftereffects of censorship imposed on the nation during the Allied occupation, which ended in 1952.

Ippei Kobayashi, a movie producer and whose father served as assistant director on “Hiroshima,” discovered the movie and has been working to screen it for audiences across the country since 2011.

Many thanks to Ippei Kobayashi for making this film available to us

Programme (subject to minor changes)

10 - 10.30 Daimoku

10.30 - 11.00 Gongyo

11.00 - 1.00 Film and Short Talk by Robert Samuels, SGI-UK Executive Advisor

We hope you find this event moving, educational and enriching in our shared path towards peace.

Peoples Decade, supported by North London Area Leaders


Follow this link to book your place at the event


Keibi Inspiration

Posted by davidbloomfield on May 9, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Want to join the LIPC dedicated keibi team?

Posted by davidbloomfield on September 30, 2013 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

You can download an application form here

Another great opportunity to contribute to kosen-rufu

Posted by davidbloomfield on September 30, 2013 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Want to clean up your act? Here's a great opportunity to find out how you can join in with 'Dynamo' activities at the London Iked Peace Centre;


Shop Tozo 1 week early

Posted by davidbloomfield on August 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to the Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August, the Centre will be closed. Therefore the shop tozo will be held on Monday 20th in the upstairs Butsuma between 8 and 9 pm. All welcome to join in and thank you for your continuing support!

SUPPORT THE LIPC SHOP!

Posted by davidbloomfield on July 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

You are welcome to join the shop team Daimoku held on the last Monday of every month at the London Ikeda Peace Centre. You don't have to be a member of the shop team to chant for the shop to be a wonderful source of literature and Buddhist accessories, an essential aid to our activities for kosen-rufu and a steady contributor to the kosen-rufu fund.

Daimoku this coming Monday, 30th July will be with general chanting in the main butsuma 8-9pm

DYNAMO - HELP REQUIRED

Posted by davidbloomfield on July 23, 2012 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It has been said that one of the best ways to clear the c**p out of our lives is by helping to clean our activity centre's. Here is just such an opportunity for all men and women's division members to join in! You will have noticed how sparklingly clean our beloved London Ikeda Peace Centre is, this is thanks to a small team of dedicated 'Dynamo' - fellow boddhisatvas who willingly give their time and energy, selflessly cleaning and caring for our centre. Although they do a fantastic job they could really use some extra help, so if you or anyone you know would like to increase your good fortune by contributing a few hours a week/month, please call The London Ikeda Peace Centre on 020 7837 3033.

 As President Ikeda says, 'By steadily continuing to exert ourselves in SGI activities, we will definitely enter the orbit of good fortune. Especially when we endeavour to do our very best in such activities despite our many commitments, all the greater will be the tail wind of good fortune that propels us forward. How wonderful this is! What a profound existence we can lead!' Faith into Action p211