Speer Blvd, Denver, CO, 80204
Phone: 303-893-0430, Fax:
Welcome to SGI-USA Rocky Mountain Zone!
SGI (Soka Gakkai International) or Value Creation Society is
dedicated to promoting peace, culture and education based on
Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.
This Buddhism is a truly humane philosophy that crosses all
boundaries with diversity rarely seen in other philosophical or
In one of his earliest writings Nichiren states:
“If you wish to free yourself from the sufferings of
birth and death you have endured since time without beginning and
to attain without fail unsurpassed enlightenment in this
lifetime, you must perceive the mystic truth that is originally
inherent in all living beings. Chanting (Nam) Myoho-renge-kyo
will therefore enable you to grasp the mystic truth innate in all
The heart of our global movement is monthly discussion meetings.
These are neighborhood gatherings where people share experiences,
encourage one another and study Buddhism together.
Daisaku Ikeda, the third president of SGI, wrote in the foreword
to his book The Human Revolution:
great revolution of character in an individual will help achieve
a change in the destiny of a nation and further, will cause a
change in the destiny of all humankind.”
In 1996 Pres. Ikeda, recipient of over 200 Honorary Doctorates
throughout the world, received his first Honorary Doctorate in
North America from Denver University. See: SGI
Pres. Ikeda’s Visit to Denver
One of the many popular community activities that SGI-USA Denver
is well known for is the annual planting of cherry trees in and
around the city. See: Denver