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Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
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Excerpts from the writings of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda on the history of Buddhism, and Buddhist practice and philosophy.
Short films introducing excerpts from SGI President Ikeda's university lectures on Buddhism.
(Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, September 24, 1993)Full text here
(Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, November 2, 1995)Full text here
Excerpts from Treasures of the Heart, a book of buddhist parables in which SGI President Ikeda highlights core teachings of Buddhism and their relevance to our daily lives.
Buddhism teaches that life at each moment embraces all phenomena. This is the doctrine of a life-moment possessing three thousand realms, which is the Lotus Sutra's ultimate teaching and Buddhism's essence. Because of the profound way our lives interact with people around us, it is vital that we reach out to others, that we be engaged with our environment and with our local community. A self-absorbed practice or theory without action is definitely not Buddhism.View calender >>