PEI Welcomes SGI Canada Leaders
By Jolene Chan, Charlottetown
April 28, the day when Nichiren Daishonin chanted for the first time, became a victory day in 2019 for the SGI members in Prince Edward Island. With the visit of SGI Canada General Director Tony Meers and Eastern Region Coordinator Glenn Turner, practitioners of SGI in PEI, with many in body and one in mind, had been chanting wholeheartedly for a successful and vibrant special meeting.
This was the first time for some of the members and guests to meet with the senior leaders of SGI Canada especially the Kaushal family who moved to PEI from India in the summer of 2018.
The Kaushal family was actively practising Nichiren Buddhism in India for nine years before their mission brought them to Canada. They continue their efforts in faith in introducing more lives to this practice in Canada. Their son and daughter are both in the youth division and participated in the meeting as an emcee and leading in singing an SGI song. The parents inspired everyone by sharing their actual proof of victories and benefits received from their Buddhist practice. The meeting was a grand success, creating a new PEI record of 19 attendance including six guests.
The meeting concluded with Tony and Glenn encouraging us with fresh updates from their latest visit to Japan, shared SGI President Ikeda’s guidance and encouraged everyone to take part in the upcoming Level 1 Basics of Nichiren Buddhism exam on October 27, 2019.