'The essence of the Buddhist humanism practised by the members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) lies in the insistence that human beings strive to exercise their spiritual capacities to the limit, coupled with an unshakable belief in their ability to do this.' 

So says Daisaku Ikeda in his 2011 Peace Proposal, recently translated into English

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Buddhism has enabled Race Advisor David Woodger to transform a deep anger concerning his racial identity


For SGI Buddhist Marina Cantacuzino forgiveness is no soft option but can provide a liberating route out of victimhood.



The Buddhist principle of The Ten Worlds holds the key to living a truly rich life, says Eddy Canfor-Dumas

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Every year SGI President Daisaku Ikeda publishes a Peace Proposal which explores the interrelation between core Buddhist concepts and the diverse challenges global society faces in the effort to realise peace and human security.

Here’s another chance to read his 2010 proposal, ‘Towards a New Era of Value Creation’.



Musician and composer Stuart Wood claims his SGI Buddhist practice has been instrumental in fine-tuning his creativity and career. Audiences revel in the theatricality and originality of his compositions and in his quirky, heart-rendingly humorous lyrics.


The principle of the Three Truths brings into balance the material and spiritual aspects of life. But does it have a practical application to our lives in the 21st century? Eddy Canfor-Dumas explains

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