|photo courtesy of mark shaiken|
|OFFICIAL WEB PAGE FOR THE SGI-USA KANSAS CITY HEARTLAND REGION|
Building a Culture of Peace
for the Children of the World.
Oct. 14 through Nov. 15
The Miller Nichols Library at UMKC
Co-presented with G.A.M.E.
(Global and Multicultural Education)
This exhibit brings together the ideas of thousands of people and organizations dedicated to finding a path to lasting peace.We hope that you will leave with renewed confidence that a culture of peace is possible and a necessity for life on earth. Everything that is needed to build a culture of peace already exists in each of our hearts. As explained in the United Nations definition, a Culture of Peace is a set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.
Visit the G.A.M.E. website. See an Exhibit preview (PDF) View Exhibit calendar
|Kansas City Buddhist Center, Soka Gakkai International–USA|
1804 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Hours of operation: Sunday 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Monday and Thursday 7:00–9:00 p.m., Tuesday 10:00–11:30 a.m., First Friday 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Ongoing KCBC activities: World Peace Prayer, first Sunday morning; Intro meetings, Monday and Thursday evenings; Youth activities, second Sunday morning.
View our current KCBC calendar of events
Our store features books, cd's, altars and accessories, prayer beads, liturgy books, candles, incense and a variety of religious goods.
The store is generally open on Sunday mornings, Monday and Thursday evenings, and whenever a major activity is held at the KCBC.
You are also invited to visit SGI-USA's extensive online mail-order store.
|Who We Are
The SGI is based on the teachings and philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism, which places the highest emphasis on the sanctity of life. Members seek, through their practice of Buddhism, to develop the ability to live with confidence, to create value in any circumstance and to contribute to the well-being of friends, family and community.
Our philosophy is rooted in the concept of "human revolution," a process of inner transformation through Buddhist practice. It is a process that leads us to develop our character and to act not only for our personal fulfillment but also for the betterment of society.
We believe that happiness is being able to experience profound joy that comes from never being defeated by any problem in life. In fact, we use life's challenges as catalysts to deepen and expand our inner lives. True happiness results from our efforts to manifest our highest potential—wisdom, compassion, courage and vitality.
The SGI-USA is the American branch of the SGI network, with more than 2,600 neighborhood discussion groups and nearly 100 SGI-USA centers throughout the country.
The core activity for all SGI-USA members is the neighborhood discussion meeting. These informal gatherings bring people together for Buddhist prayer, study, sharing and discussion of ways Buddhism can be applied to the challenges of daily living.
Visit SGI-USA.org, our national web site, to learn more and find numerous links related to Buddhism, peace, culture, education, the arts, human rights, research, as well as links to other local SGI-USA organizations around the U.S.
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Where We Are
SGI-USA Kansas City Heartland Region (SGI-KC) is the community of believers in Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism who practice in metro Kansas City and the surrounding area. Our organization is roughly bounded by Maryville to the north, Joplin to the South, Topeka to the west, and Marshall to the east. SGI-KC forms part of the Midwest Zone and Central Territory of SGI-USA. Our Region is organized into Chapters, which are in turn composed of several neighborhood Districts where informal meetings are hosted in member homes. Metro KC meeting places are shown below as District names, while the KCBC is indicated by the asterisk. We also hold discussions in the Kansas cities of Lawrence and Topeka, and in the Missouri cities of Joplin and Marshall. Call or e-mail for more information.