Li Ming Sheng Bao (LMSB)

LMSB was first published in 1966. It signified the Year of Dawn (Li Ming in Cantonese) of Soka Gakkai.

In the 1960s, people worked diligently to recover from the economic damages caused by the wars. Many were yearning for the true path leading to peace and happiness. In order to further propagate Shakyamuni Buddha’s spirit of compassion, Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, and their Buddhist teachings that all living-beings can equally attain Buddhahood, HKSGI published the first Chinese publication in 1966 for the Chinese community.

LMSB articles are based on the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin and activities of HKSGI members. Contents include President Ikeda’s speeches, Buddhist theories, members’ experiences, and other. Together with the New Century Magazine, LMSB is providing spiritual nourishment to people who dedicate themselves to peace and happiness of society.

New Century Monthly

How does Buddhist philosophy relate to us in the speedy developing/rapidly advancing 21st century? You can find the answer from the New Century Monthly – a monthly magazine published by the Hong Kong SGI since 1994 which is based on Nichiren Daishonin’s buddhist principle of “faith equals daily life”. We focus on how to apply the Buddhist philosophy in our daily lives rather than the Buddhist theories. Every month, the feature article is developed based on a hot topic in society. It interviews prominent figures in the community who share their wisdom with the readers. The New Human Revolution is a record of the peace movements carried out by the SGI, as well as touching and inspiring experiences of SGI members. New Century Monthly also carried series such as the World of Nichiren Daishonin’s Writings which is a compilation of SGI President Ikeda’s dialogues with the SGI Study Department chiefs on the works and letters of Nichiren Daishonin to his disciples; these dialogues analysis the profound teachings of Nichiren Buddhism. Other series included lectures on The Opening of the Eyes by President Ikeda which President Ikeda speaks on the deep meaning of Nichiren Daishonin’s important work. Besides these 3 major columns, New Century Monthly has other substantial contents.. Readers will learn about the wisdom of Buddhism and how to become a wise Buddhist practitioner.


There is no boundaries in Buddhism. To help non-Chinese SGI members and people who are interested in Buddhism to easily absorb the Buddhist wisdom and find out more about our organisation, the Hong Kong SGI publishes an English monthly magazine “Harmony”. It features a selected topic each month, such as on relationships, inner-self, Buddhism & technology and many others. It also carries experiences shared by members, an Earth Charter section, guidance by President Ikeda and many more. The well designed and substantial Harmony can definitely help you understand the essence of Buddhism from a new perspective.