Participants engage in dialogue at the 2019 Ikeda Forum

Building transformative cultures of peace

Inspired by the convictions of our founder, Daisaku Ikeda, we believe dialogue grounded in the principles of Buddhist humanism is an effective path to peace within ourselves and our world. Whether you choose to attend one of our events or engage with our collection of thought-provoking resources, we welcome you to our ever-expanding community of peacebuilders.

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To have faith in the promise of dialogue is to believe in the promise of humanity.

Daisaku Ikeda

Resource Library

In this section, which features articles, essays, lectures, poems, and interviews, you can experience the cumulative wisdom of the people who have been associated with the Center, and co-investigate the themes that have been explored through our events, dialogues, and projects. Check it out!

Ikeda Center Youth Committee Members
What Do We Mean By?

Peace Cultures

The word ‘peace’ is in the very title of our organization, yet it’s often far from clear exactly what that word means, especially since it means different things for different people. There are a few key aspects of what it means to us. First of all, it’s important to approach peace not as an all or nothing proposition, but rather as something that can be ever-expanding through the actions of individuals and groups.