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Mr. Daisaku Ikeda

Buddhist leader, Peacebuilder, Educator, Author and Poet, Daisaku Ikeda

Founder, Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue, Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue

Founder, Toda Peace Institute, Toda Peace Institute

Third president of the Soka Gakkai and Founder of Soka Gakkai International, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Founder, Soka Schools which include universities in Japan and the USA, Soka University

Founder, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Daisaku Ikeda, third president of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization in Japan and founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), is a Buddhist thinker and leader, peacebuilder, prolific writer and poet, educator, and proponent and practitioner of wide-ranging dialogue. Ikeda’s dialogue partners have included Arnold Toynbee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Linus Pauling and other influential figures in the promotion of a culture of peace and mutual understanding, including representatives of different faiths. As third president of the Soka Gakkai and founder of the SGI, Mr. Ikeda has developed and inspired the largest, most diverse international lay Buddhist association in the world. Based on the 700-year-old tradition of Nichiren Buddhism, a form of Mahayana Buddhism based on the Lotus Sutra, the movement is characterized by its emphasis on value creation (Soka), with each individual finding value in their unique path while contributing to humanity. Mr. Ikeda has stressed that the inner motivated change of even a single individual, known as “human revolution,” can change the world. He has founded a number of cultural, educational, and peace research institutions, including the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, the Toda Peace Institute and Soka University of America. All of these institutions share a commitment to the Soka values of peace and humanism, but function as independent organizations. Mr. Ikeda has also authored peace proposals offering solutions to global issues based on the philosophy of Buddhism every year since 1983.

Main Publications

  • 1.) Daisaku Ikeda, Arnold J. Toynbee , Choose Life: A Dialogue : London - New York : Oxford University Press , 2007
  • 2.) Daisaku Ikeda , Journey of Life: Selected Poems of Daisaku Ikeda : London · New York : I.B. Tauris , 2014
  • 3.) Daisaku Ikeda. Ed. Olivier Urbain , A Forum for Peace: Daisaku Ikeda’s Proposals to the UN : London · New York : I.B. Tauris , 2014
  • 4.) Daisaku Ikeda et al , The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra : Santa Monica : World Tribune Press , 2000
  • 5.) Daisaku Ikeda, Harvey G. Cox , The Persistence of Religion: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Spirituality : London · New York : I.B. Tauris , 2009
  • 6.) Daisaku Ikeda, Abdurrahman Wahid , The Wisdom of Tolerance: A Philosophy of Generosity and Peace : London · New York : I.B. Tauris , 2015
  • 7.) Daisaku Ikeda, Aurelio Peccei , Before It Is Too Late: A Dialogue : London · New York : Kodansha International , 2009
  • 8.) Daisaku Ikeda, Mikhail Gorbachev , Moral Lessons of the Twentieth Century : London · New York : I.B. Tauris , 2005