Let us give something to each person we meet: joy, courage, hope, assurance or philosophy, wisdom, a vision for the future. Let us always give something.

Stories of Hope

A Piece of Mirror: Wartime Memories

Ikeda’s personal account of the suffering and sorrows of war experienced by his family that fueled his lifelong opposition to war and commitment to dialogue as a path to peace. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

My Mother

In this touching portrayal of his mother, Ikeda describes the depths of her inner strength and hope in the face of poverty, war and personal loss, and her lasting impact on his life. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

The Power of Words

What is the most powerful tool for change and enrichment in the world? Ikeda maintains it is our ability to engage in dialogue, the exchange of ideas and ideals that is uniquely human. Read here ...