SGI guidelines for receiving a Gohonzon, the focus of our daily practice, vary from country to country, according to local conditions.
In general, a member who wishes to receive the Gohonzon should:
- be practising strongly,
- be ready to commit to practising for life,
- have a good understanding of the basics of Buddhism,
- be regularly attending meetings and actively participating in the life of the organisation;
- and must have prepared an altar and cabinet (butsudan) for protecting the Gohonzon at home.