Soka Gakkai International
Buddhism in Action for Peace
History & Philosophy
Stories and reflections on the Buddhist approach to life
In the 50 years since becoming president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist association at the age of 32, Daisaku Ikeda has pursued a diverse range of activities in the pursuit of global peace. As well as building the Soka Gakkai into a grassroots movement of empowered global citizens, his efforts include personal diplomacy during the Cold War, ongoing dialogues with a broad range of individuals from around the world, numerous publications and proposals and the founding of peace-related institutions.