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On Wednesday, September 27, the Ikeda Center hosted its first ever dialogue night for students and young professionals. Conceptualized and moderated by the Center's Lillian I, the event was the first in what will become a regular series.
Among the guiding questions for the gathering: How can we actively bring an awareness of dignity into our lives as individuals and communities, and how might we utilize an understanding of dignity as a tool for working towards peace?
All the Ikeda Center’s work deals in some way with human dignity. But it wasn’t until this the 2014 Ikeda Forum, the eleventh annual, that we devoted an entire event to this timely, and timeless, topic.
At the urging of featured speaker Vincent Harding, the tenth annual Ikeda Forum became not just a forum devoted to dialogue but also a laboratory devoted to the cultivation of dreams—dreams of freedom and democracy to be precise.
Among the inspirations for the 2012 Forum was Ikeda's contention that "all things are linked in an intricate web of causation and connection, and nothing, whether in the realm of human affairs or natural phenomena, can exist or occur solely of its own accord."
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.