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Ceasar McDowell and Ved Nanda, 2012 Ikeda Forum, Ikeda Center, interdependence

Ceasar McDowell and Ved Nanda spoke at the 2012 Ikeda Forum on interdependence. Read more

Ikeda Forum, Greater Self

The 2011 Ikeda Forum focused on the topic, "Cultivating the Greater Self." Read more

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You can read feature articles on all Ikeda Center events at our Themes page. Read more

Emi Inaba performed with Eriel Huang at our 20th Anniversary celebration in 2013. Read more


You can view image galleries in our Photos & Videos section. View galleries

A steadfast commitment to dialogue is first among our core convictions. Read more

Featured Video

Here is our new video (Aug. '14) introducing the mission, vision, and activities of the Ikeda Center. Many of the speakers in this clip are featured in the Thinkers & Themes section of our website. Please share with your friends!


The Ikeda Center is an institute for peace, learning, and dialogue located in Cambridge, Mass. Since 1993, we have been engaging diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions that will assist in the peaceful evolution of humanity.
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About Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda, founder of the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, is a Buddhist thinker and leader, peace builder, prolific writer and poet, educator, and proponent and practitioner of wide-ranging dialogue.
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Go here to view a detailed timeline of Center activities and events from our founding in 1993 through 2012.
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Core Convictions

Seven core convictions drive our work. The first is that dialogue and mutual understanding are inseparable and needed now more then ever.
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20th Anniversary

During 2013, we celebrated our twentieth year as a peace and dialogue institute. It's 2014 now, but this special section still serves as a great intro to our work. It gathers various resources, including messages from our founder, essays on our core convictions, and interviews on our history.
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