Basics of Buddhism

Archive photograph of the "Rissho Ankoku Ron" (Treatise on establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land)
Part of the “Rissho Ankoku Ron” (Treatise on establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land) presented to the imperial court on July 16, 1260.

The essays on basic elements of Nichiren Buddhism were originally published as a collection of study materials for the newly-instituted Study programme in 2003.  These have been superceded by study information available from the SGI-UK website’s Introductory Study Materials section, which also has other useful resources; and from the Soka Gakkai International’s Resource Center – Introductory Materials.

The 2003/2004 introductory materials are listed in the table below. Also available are audio files for the Rhythm and Pronunciation of Gongyo, in a recitation led by first UK General Director Richard Causton.

Topic Select Here Format Size Updated
Study Basics
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
zip 2003
History of Buddhism
zip 2003
The Ten Worlds
zip 2003
Cause and Effect
zip 2003
Life and its Environment
zip 2003
The Gohonzon
doc 2003
Human Revolution
zip 24Kb 22feb04
Itai Doshin – Unity
doc 56Kb 04apr04
The Buddha in Daily Life
doc 52Kb 02may04
The SGI Charter – Preamble and Aims
doc 29Kb 15jun04
Rhythm and Pronounciation of Gongyo
Sansho (Three slow Daimoku)
mp3 468Kb 10dec03
Hobenpon (The Expedient Means chapter)
mp3 4Mb 10dec03
Jigage (from the Life Span chapter)
mp3 6.2Mb 10dec03
mp3 2.2Mb 10dec03
From India to Japan: The Journey of the Lotus Sutra
.zip 51Mb 10dec03