Culture Department

Jul 06, 2018 - Jul 09, 2018

Our 2018 Culture Department Conference will focus on each member advancing joyfully in fulfilling their mission, deepening their relationship with Sensei, and having an absolute breakthrough in their lives. In attendance, will be our SGI-USA Women's Leader Akemi Bailey-Haynie.

Jul 06 - Jul 09

What is the focus of this conference?

Our theme is: “CONVICTION, PEACE AND YOUTH: Brilliantly Achieving 50,000 Lions of Justice"

Culture Department attendees can look forward to deepening Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism and President Ikeda's guidance into their daily lives, professionally, personally and organizationally. We promise, to work hard together with Sensei, to help in eternalizing the SGI, by each of us awakening one lion. And emerge with the vow to contribute to the prosperity of the land, by fulfilling each of our unique missions in society, and help in the construction of a peaceful and secure land.

Today, people the world over are searching for a path that supports humanistic values, human rights and peace. Calling forth ever-greater numbers of young Bodhisattvas of the Earth, let us continue to forge ahead bravely on this path of brilliant achievement we have chosen." (January 12, 2018 World Tribune, p. 3)

Who should apply to this conference?

  • Open to all SGI-USA members working in the fields of Academia (College and University), Education (K-12), Healing Arts, Law and Medicine, and any youth division members studying or training in those fields. (Must be at least 16 years of age. Youth under the age of 18 will need a minor consent form.)

Who are the facilitators?

Frances McKindsey

SGI-USA Culture Department Women's Leader

Josh Joffee

SGI-USA Culture Department Men's Leader

Akemi Bailey-Haynie

SGI-USA Women's Leader

Mitsuko Takahashi

SGI-USA Physicians Division Women's Leader

Susumu Ohkawa

SGI-USA Physicians Division Men's Leader

Bobby Ashe

SGI-USA Healing Arts Division Men's Leader

Sophia Nakabayashi

SGI-USA Healing Arts Division Women's Leader

Mary Ann Malkos

SGI-USA Educators Division Women's Leader

Andy Utsumi

SGI-USA Educators Division Men's Leader

Shailfali Bhalla

SGI-USA Academic Division Women's Leader

Jason Goulah

SGI-USA Academi Division Men's Leader

Tami Frazier

SGI-USA Legal Division Women's Leader

Mike Bynum

SGI-USA Legal Division Men's Leader

(Due to unexpected schedule changes, facilitators may change.)