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

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 Teachers of My Childhood

Even as the storms of war darkened his childhood, Ikeda recalls those who helped brighten his life by planting the seeds of hope and courage.

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 ...