Grade 1 2014
The study course:
The Grade 1 study course is for all members, and for people practising towards receiving Gohonzon (‘naitoku’). Following the course can be a really joyful district or chapter activity. Ideally, a programme of small meetings is held where participants can gather together, read and discuss the study material and discuss the answers to the questions, with the support of a leader or someone who has taken the course in previous years.
Through participating in this course and exam members will develop their confidence and understanding of the basics of Nichiren Daishonin’s teaching and its foundations in SGI. By the end of the course, participants should know the key dates and events in the life of Nichiren Daishonin, be able to understand and convey basic principles of Buddhism contained in Buddhist concepts and the Gosho, understand the foundation and history of SGI and the role of the three presidents, and have a basic knowledge of the priesthood issue.
If they wish to, members may go on to take the exam. However, there is no obligation to take the exam, and studying the course itself is the most important part of the experience.
Please download the questions and study material here or they are available in the SGI-UK shops in national centres and by mail order.
You can also listen to the material as a podcast on this website.
Date: Sunday 9 November 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Please check with your HQ study leader
How to apply: The exam is for SGI-UK members only. Please print out and fill in the application form and give it to your HQ study leader by 26 September 2014.
|Application Form Grade 1||Application_Form_Grade_1_2014-v4|
|Frequently Asked Questions||G1 2014 FAQ Sheet|
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|Section A – Part 2||Download or View Revision Sheet|
|Section B||Download or View Revision Sheet|
|Section C||Download or View Revision Sheet|
|Section D||Download or View Revision Sheet|
Study Course Material Podcast * coming soon
SGI-UK Grade 1 Introduction
SGI-UK Grade 1 Section A – Part 1
SGI-UK Grade 1 Section A – Part 2
SGI-UK Grade 1 Section B
SGI-UK Grade 1 Section C
SGI-UK Grade 1 Section D
*To download the podcast so you have it on your computer please follow the instructions below:
For Windows – Right click on the “Download Podcast” link and select “Save Target As” option
For Mac – Press down the control key on your computer, and whilst keeping this pressed down click on the “Download Podcast” link and select “Download Linked File” option