Our newest section (September 2017) is devoted to the theme of hope. Taking a cue from Center founder Daisaku Ikeda, we maintain that hope is always relevant and advisable, even when circumstances are dire.

Hope and Joy in Education Book Launch

The Ikeda Center’s newest book, Hope and Joy in Education (Teachers College Press, 2021), launched on April 15 with editors Isabel Nuñez and Jason Goulah offering insights on this this groundbreaking multi-author volume.
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Seeing and Cultivating: The Way of Hope and Joy

This essay by Mitch Bogen explores and celebrates the major themes in Hope and Joy in Education: Engaging Daisaku Ikeda Across Curriculum and Context, published by Teachers College Press in the spring of 2021.
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Seven Dimensions of Daisaku Ikeda's Philosophy of Hope

Drawing on his experience co-editing Daisaku Ikeda's 2017 collection of essays called Hope Is a Decision, Jeff Farr composed this piece identifying the seven key components of Mr. Ikeda's hope-based philosophy.
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Personal Visions of Hope

On this page, several friends of the Ikeda Center offer their views on the power of hope, personally and socially. Each contribution features a photographic portrait.
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