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Life and Philosophy

The Life Story of Daisaku Ikeda
In the 50 years since becoming president of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization at the age of 32, Daisaku Ikeda has pursued a diverse range of activities in the pursuit of global peace.

Daisaku Ikeda: The Power of Encouragement
As the leader of a Buddhist movement, Ikeda strives to instill in others the conviction that each person possesses the innate ability to break through their limitations and transform their destiny.

Daisaku Ikeda: Arnold J. Toynbee and the Power of Dialogue
Ikeda's wide-ranging discussions with British historian Arnold J. Toynbee, published in book form as Choose Life, paved the way for his dialogues with other leading intellectuals around the world.


Speech Excerpts from the Establishment of the SGI—January 26, 1975
Excerpts from Daisaku Ikeda’s speech on the establishment of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), founded as a global association linking independent Soka Gakkai organizations around the world. Daisaku Ikeda was inaugurated as its president.

Mahayana Buddhism and Twenty-first Century Civilization
Excerpts from a speech delivered by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, on September 24, 1993.

Homage to the Sagarmatha of Humanism: The Living Lessons of Gautama Buddha
Excerpts from a speech delivered by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, on November 2, 1995.

Citizen Diplomacy

Daisaku Ikeda’s Meetings with Key Individuals
Footage of Ikeda’s meetings with key individuals.

Recollections and Impressions

Winston Langley
Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston and expert in human rights and international relations

Lou Marinoff
Professor of philosophy at The City College of New York and president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association

Nur Yalman
Renowned social anthropologist and Professor Emeritus of Harvard University

Dialogue Partners

Human Rights in the Twenty-first Century—Austregésilo de Athayde and Daisaku Ikeda
Dr. Austregésilo de Athayde, renowned Brazilian journalist and champion of human rights, was a key figure in the drafting of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Toward a Century of Human Rights—Rosa Parks and Daisaku Ikeda
Rosa Parks, “The Mother of Civil Rights,” met with Daisaku Ikeda in 1993 for fruitful discussions on human rights and the need to fight against discrimination.

Toward a Humanistic Era—The Encounter between Gorbachev and Ikeda
When Mikhail Gorbachev became president of the Soviet Union, he called for the eradication of nuclear weapons and promoted dialogue over violence.

A Lifelong Quest for Peace—Linus Pauling and Daisaku Ikeda
Video about the friendship between two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and Daisaku Ikeda and their shared desire for global peace and nuclear disarmament.

The Challenge to Restore the Human Spirit—René Huyghe and Daisaku Ikeda
French art historian Dr. René Huyghe and Daisaku Ikeda built a friendship that spanned 25 years, based on their shared ideals on creativity and the human spirit.


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