Letter to President Ikeda;
150 people attended of which 56
were guests and new to the practice. I have already heard that several
have decided to begin practicing as a result.
meeting was filled with heartfelt moments, totally embracing those who
attended in the compassionate light of Buddhism, inspiring them towards
change based on Buddhist Humanism.
Some highlights included:
A succinct introduction to the history of Buddhism and SGI with 10 minutes chanting
A presentation by Vice national Women's Division leader Fiona Harrow.
of humor and vision, her talk also included 3 people standing up from
the audience to share their proof of 'Being the change'. It was
A wonderful experience from Alex Perry, who mentor's hundred's of young people in London.
Music and song - performances throughout the day that touched people's hearts.
A talk on being the change, by SGI-U.K. Director Robert Harrap.
Exhibitions on peace and SGI
A panel discussion and open forum, answering questions from the audience.
offered a gift to everyone of a canvas bag with Be The Change printed
on it and gifts from Taplow Court including a pen and introductory
material to read.
The weather was beautiful so everyone could picnic in the stunning gardens and visit the house during the afternoon.
It was a most enjoyable occasion for all and a breakthrough for us to connect with so many new people on a profound level.
determination is that Central London will experience a surge of new
members receiving gohonzon. Sensei, the men are leading the way, with
your heart firmly planted in their ichinen. Our friendships and unity
are blossoming, filled with joy.
Thank you so much Sensei
As always, praying for you and Mrs Ikeda. Be well.
Our gratitude and very warm wishes
Central London Area Men's Division Leader
3rd Sept 2017