Receiving Gohonzon

Buddhist altarSGI 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.