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The 2009 Forum featured original insights into ways that ideas and principles in American pragmatism, as articulated by John Dewey, and Mahayana Buddhism, as articulated by Daisaku Ikeda, can point us toward humanistic solutions for the problems of the twenty-first century.
In Daisaku Ikeda's view, the power of friendship is crucial for transforming differences, creating collective wisdom, and discovering mutual beliefs. The 2007 Forum applied this specifically to friendships among women, at different times in US history.
The 2006 Forum addressed two core questions: What can we learn from the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson about how to live in the world today? How might the imagination help us to envision—and realize—the possibilities for our country?
The 2-day event built on Thoreau's Walden to ask two key questions: 1) How can we awaken to all the possibilities that lie within the present moment? and 2) How can a profound transformation in just one person lead to social change?