Welcome to the SGI-USA organization for the Knoxville, TN area. Our members span the Eastern portion of Tennessee and gather frequently to practice and study together.
The SGI-USA is the American branch of the SGI network, Soka Gakkai International, with more than 2,600 neighborhood discussion groups and nearly 100 SGI-USA centers throughout the country.
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.