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Giulia Pellizzato, Ashley Foster, and Jim Garrison at the 2023 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!

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Interview
Nandini Choudhury and Prachi Jain present at 2019 Ikeda Forum
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Hope

Hope is among the most foundational principles in Daisaku Ikeda’s worldview. This is because it represents a fundamental orientation toward life, as opposed to something that is to be deployed on a situational basis. It is an orientation we do well to choose, insists Ikeda.