Daisaku Ikeda Lectures and writes widely on ways of applying the practical wisdom of Mahayana Buddhism as a philosophy of empowerment and compassion in today’s world. His commentaries on the teachings of the 13th- century Japanese priest Nichiren and the Lotus Sutra of Shakyamuni Buddha provide inspiration to SGI members worldwide.
Every year, since 1983 SGI President Daisaku Ikeda has written and published a peace proposal which he has presented to the United Nations.
Widely recognised as a Buddhist philosopher, author and peace-builder, Mr. Ikeda is an impassioned advocate of dialogue for peace. In addition to his role in the development of the SGI worldwide movement for Culture, Education and Peace, he has engaged in dialogue with a wide range of thinkers including, Nelson Mandela and Wangari Maatthai.