Hope begets a youthful spirit. As long as one has hope, one can remain eternally young.

Stories of Hope

The Spirit of Reverence for Life

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai will be forever remembered for empowering women and protecting our planet. She also promoted the Japanese “mottainai” spirit—treasuring life and wasting nothing.

Stories of Hope

To My Young Friends

Whatever your age, Ikeda proposes relishing all challenges and difficulties as opportunities for personal growth and fostering the ideals, dreams and compassion to create a better world for everyone. Read here ...

Stories of Hope

Staying Young

Insights into staying youthful from an octogenarian who shouldn’t have lived beyond his thirties. Ikeda reminds us that our approach to aging and death will have a major impact on the quality of the final chapters of our lives. Read here ...