Episode 1

The Ikeda Center, Dialogue, and The Greater Self

Program Manager Lillian I

In this first episode, Dialogue Studio host Lillian I kicks off the series with an introduction to the Ikeda Center: its work, mission, and founder Daisaku Ikeda. Lillian then explores Mr. Ikeda’s dialogue philosophy, unpacking what it means for us as a Center and why Mr. Ikeda believes that dialogue is the surest path to peace.

Cheat Sheet:

00:00 - Introduction

01:20 - Ikeda Center background and founder Daisaku Ikeda

04:10 - The Buddhist emphasis on Dialogue 

05:59 - What does dialogue mean for Daisaku Ikeda?

06:42 - Shakyamuni Buddha and the “invisible arrow” 

10:40 - Episode summary

11:40 - Episode conclusion: how to contact the Ikeda Center and details on future episodes 

Music attribution:
“Peace Settings”, “Kitten”, “Golden Hour”, Peas Corps”.
Podington Bear