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.
There is wide agreement on the centrality of education to any efforts at personal and social progress in the decades to come. The difference of opinion is about the nature of the teaching and learning that is needed.
Daisaku Ikeda's written works often cite the thoughts of Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941), the great Indian humanist and internationalist who made his mark as a writer in all literary forms, and also as a songwriter.
During 2011, the Ikeda Center explored the various dimensions of the Buddhist concept of the "greater self." Here are excerpts from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass that resonate with and illustrate the concept.