Here, you will find announcements relating to events, publications, organizational developments, and Ikeda Center milestones and activities. You can also find write-ups on our major events, including the Ikeda Forum, Dialogue Nights, Indigo Talks, and the Global Citizens Seminar. Search by using these names or by choosing Event Recaps.
Meeting a core challenge put forth in Daisaku Ikeda’s 1993 Harvard lecture, "Mahayana Buddhism and 21st Century Civilization," the third Dialogue Nights explored the topic “What Can Death Teach Us About Life? A Conversation.”
On 27 April 2023, Daisaku Ikeda issued a statement calling on the leaders of the G7 countries meeting in Hiroshima from 19-21 May to take bold steps toward resolving the conflict in Ukraine and guarantee the security of all humanity by promoting No First Use of nuclear weapons.
The world lost a great force for peace and the global rule of law when Benjamin Ferencz died on March 31, 2023. The last living prosecutor of Nazi war crimes, Mr. Ferencz visited the Ikeda Center in 2015. Click through to learn about the thoughts he shared with us on his message of Law! Not War!
In the episode, host Lillian I speaks with Dr. Bernice Lerner about her riveting book, All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen. Topics also include the meaning of the greater self.
The concept of the greater self, which is central to the philosophy of Daisaku Ikeda and his 1993 lecture at Harvard University, provided the focus for the first Dialogue Nights of our 30th anniversary year.
On January 11, 2023, Center founder Daisaku Ikeda issued a statement decrying the cruelty and misery of war, calling for action aimed at restoring peace in Ukraine and steps to lessen the risk of the use of nuclear weapons.
The 2022 Global Citizens Seminar featured seven doctoral students gathering for two sessions and engaging in a collaborative project based on Daisaku Ikeda's 2022 Peace Proposal, "Transforming Human History: The Light of Peace and Dignity."
The Center's first in-person Ikeda Forum since the beginning of the pandemic was a joyous affair, with Shirley Tang and Karen Ross of the University of Massachusetts Boston sharing their experiences employing story telling to deepen mutual understanding.