Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA is a socially engaged Buddhist community rooted in the life-affirming philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. Our center, located in the Arts District of Baltimore serves as the hub for meetings and activities from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Annapolis and the Eastern Shore and many points in between.  As a welcoming faith community, we are committed to supporting the faith and Buddhist practice of people from all walks of life.

The Chesapeake Bay Region is a vibrant part of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a worldwide association which comprises more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world. Based on core humanistic principles, SGI engages in various peace activities, including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development. All of our activities grow from a shared understanding of the link that exists between individual happiness and the peace and development of all humanity.