GLA members undertake the challenge to draw forth their own best potential that is dormant within their lives so as to resolve the pain and problems of family, workplace, and society and create a new future.
GLA offers different approaches tailored to the ages and lifestyles of its members to learn and practice the tenets of the Study of the Soul.
Gatherings to learn the Study of the Soul are held simultaneously throughout Japan six times a year.
Study sessions appropriate for different age groups and life stages—from preschool children, teenagers, and youths to the middle aged and elderly—are held in the Yatsugatake mountains and elsewhere.
Inside and outside Japan, members attend lectures and participate in weekly study sessions held throughout the year as well as twice-a-month group meetings.
GLA offers focused seminars for people in business, medicine, education, welfare, and the legal professions.
GLA stands for “God Light Association.” It is GLA’s mission for everyone to be able to accomplish their individual aspiration and to contribute to world harmony under the guidance of the light of God, the Great Existence.
The nation-wide Keiko Takahashi lectures (presented in the autumn) and the New Year Gatherings (January through March) may be attended by anyone. Also open to the public are lectures by practitioners of the Study of the Soul, readings of Keiko Takahashi’s latest publications, Seinenjuku Cafes (informal gatherings for youth), and Total Life Human Principle Seminars held every autumn for professionals in business, medicine, education and other areas. See the official GLA website for details.
You can hear her speak at the Keiko Takahashi lectures (autumn), New Year Gatherings (January), and Total Life Human Principle Seminars (autumn) for professionals in the field of business, medicine and education. See the official GLA website for details.
You will find people of all ages and representing a wide range of professions including business, medicine, education, welfare, law, and the arts. Everyone sets aside their social standing and functions to open up to each other as individual persons and work together on their studies to acquire the wisdom they need to transform their lives.
For us it is most important that each and every person exist as a totality of “soul, mind and reality.” Each of us was born into this world with a soul that has a mission. We need to remind ourselves of our soul’s mission, transform our mind by fulfilling that mission, and thereby overcome our many trials and find solutions to society’s ills in a manner that will lead to the creation of a new reality. To this end, we devote ourselves to the study and daily practice of the Study of the Soul advocated by Keiko Takahashi.
In Japan, GLA has one general headquarters, eight district headquarters and 110 sub-branches known as “terminals.” Overseas, GLA has hubs in the United States (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta), Brazil and Australia, and also holds gatherings in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Korea.
How to Make Your Life the Best: The Secret of Great Chaos.
Once every decade our lives are plunged into Great Chaos. In this book, Keiko Takahashi explains how to make the best choices under these circumstances to transform our lives for the better.
Available in bookstores throughout Japan and online (only in Japanese). To order online.