Keibi/Gajokai of the world


Keibi/Gajokai of the world

Group for all Keibi/Gajokai members and former member who served our wonderful Centers in the world.

Location: Waalre, the Netherlands
Members: 9
Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2010

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Comment by André de Wit on March 13, 2010 at 12:52am

Thank you for being a Gajokai for such along time. You must have met Sensei during those 15 years. I hope that you you will continue your Gajokai duty for a long time and seve the members and Sensei with proud.
André de Wit
Group owner
Comment by Yatchan on November 22, 2009 at 9:54am
I am living in Yokosuka city, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan.
I have been Gajokai member about 15 years.
Now my duty is at Yokosuka Bunka Kaikan (Yokosuka Culture Centre).
For a few years, I had been to Misaki Kaikan for my duty.
While EXPO 2005 Aichi Japan, I had lived in Nagoya city Aichi prefecture.
So I went and back there by Shinkansen once every 3 weeks. The distance from my apartment house in Nagoya and Misaki is about 800 kilometers for round trip. It was great memories!
Comment by André de Wit on October 6, 2009 at 8:03pm
Hi all,
Just being back from my 4th Keibi tour in Trets, I want to share an experience I had while being there.
On Thursday October 1st, during the YMD course of Germany, the course had to movies they sowed during that day. In the morning they showed a movie about Sensei meeting all kind of influential people and I felt a stronger connection to Sensei then I felt before. But my deepest experience came in the evening during the 2nd movie.It was called "the victory of Soka", which showed the establishment of Soka Gakkai and Sensei meeting in an informal way members of all divisions. At one point I felt a very, very deep connection with Sensei, like those members who went to Japan for courses there. At that moment I got an incredible feel of joy and it made me cry from happiness. At a certain point during the movie it was like Sensei was standing right in front of me and telling me that I had to re-establish the Dutch Keibi/Gajokai group!
This was so strange, because Sensei was not actually in Trets. Just on the TV in the CPE. So right then and there I made the promise to Sensei and the European Gohonzon that i would do everything in my power to do so and that I will go to Japan next year to report to Sensei in person that I have re-established the Dutch Keibi/Gajokai group and that it is fully operational again.
André de Wit
(Group owner)
Comment by André de Wit on October 6, 2009 at 7:49pm
Toby, which Italian course was it Milan/Triest area?
Comment by André de Wit on September 17, 2009 at 7:29pm
Dear Toby,

I don't know if it's alowed, but I can see the humor in it.
Overhere in the Netherlands we had a Keibi who was nicknamed Keibi-Wan-Kanobi. He got this nickname during one of his Keibi Trets tours. He always wore a black belt with on it attached a maglite flashlight, a PDA and a couple of other things. Hene the fact that he also liked the Star Wars movies and his nickname was born.
André de Wit (group owner)
Comment by Danny Hiew on August 15, 2009 at 1:59am
The main duty is to take care of the security of the Kaikan and the Gohonzon that was enshrined there. Ga of Gajokai means Fangs and Jo means Castle. Gajo means a group dedicated people with a very strong spirit to protewct the King's Castle.In our practice, this means our strong determination to protect the kaikan which is actually the castle off kosenrufu..Based on the three mottoes given by SGI President Ikeda on Jan 20,1980. !) Be Men of Conviction;@) Be Men of Efforts and 3)Be Men of Perseverance...
Comment by André de Wit on August 11, 2009 at 10:11am
Today I was called y the Dutch YMD country responcible and he told me that I can go to Trets (IESGI Trets, France) as a Keibi. This will happen from September 26th till Octoer 3th 2009.
I'm happy to go again. Another chance tocreate good causes, challenge and change karma.
Comment by André de Wit on July 12, 2009 at 6:25pm
Hi Ann,
I was playing with this idea some time ago too, but don't know jet in what format i want to poor it. Maybe it's an idea to have a BeNeLux Keibi event or national Keibi event first? Let's start small and see from there, ok?
I think for Trets Keibies we need also the participation of the Trets center, Taplow, Bingen or any other center that can accommodate so many people. At this moment our center can't accommodate such an event, since it's under renovation for the time being. But the general idea is good, I think. I'm planning to go to our center by end July for gardening. That's the weekend just before the Trets summercourse of this year. I hope to talk to Mitsu about it then if I have the chance.
Keep the ideas coming.
Comment by Ann Ferrara on July 12, 2009 at 4:27pm
Hi Andre,
I have lots of wonderful Keibi memories, especially cooking for all of us Keibi's in our Zeist Cultural Center!!! Was wondering if we should organize an event to have Keibi's and former Keibi's from different countries get together to share experiences - and of course, I'm willing to have kitchen patrol duty - and COOK up a storm! We could start with the Trets Keibi's in Europe, and then ask for the female counterparts back in their home countries to take part, too, or whatever other idea you and others might have? A video conference - perhaps internationally? Let's brainstorm about it, OK???
Comment by André de Wit on July 10, 2009 at 9:06pm
I first started doing Keibi/Gajokai duty at our European Center at Trets, France back in 2002. In March 2003 I became a Keibi at our National Center at Zeist till our Keibi group was (temporary)disbanded some 1,5 yrs ago due to the state of the building and fire regulations. By that time I was acting assistant co-ordinator of this group. I was Keibi for more then 5 yrs. In that time I was 3 times Keibi in Trets at the European Center. I also am a Keibi at Zeist during special occasions like visits of the European advisor, Mr. Hasagawa.
In the next few months I hope to establish that the Keibi group in the Netherlands will be brought back to active status. Even if this means only for Gohonzon receival ceremonies and/or English translated video meeting. This to enlighten the sokahans and byakurens who took over the duties of the Keibi group at this moment. The head of the Sokahan group Netherlands asked me last time during the visit of Mr. Hasagawa if this would be possible since they (Sokahans and Byakurens) are already overcrowded with tasks and have difficulties preforming the Keibi tasks at the same time as well. At this moment this means that often the phone and desk isn't manned and guarding the National Gohonzon and opening and closing the main Butsudan isn't done properly. So let's chant for the re-activity of the Dutch Keibi gruop!

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