Daisaku Ikeda
Third President of the Soka Gakkai

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, a prolific writer, poet, educator and founder of a number of cultural, educational and peace research institutions around the world.

Visit his
web-site for details of his accomplishments and contributions as a Buddhist philosopher and leader, a peacebuilder, and an educator, as well as presenting a selection of Ikeda's own writings relevant to these themes. The Profile section presents a biography of his life and a selection of short autobiographical essays.

Daisaku Ikeda Site
Learn about his early life, accomplishments, and much more.

The Daisaku Ikeda Library
Daisaku Ikeda says -- “Writing is as precious to me as life itself,” he says. “My only wish is to provide a glimmer of hope, to light the torch of courage, for as many readers as possible.”

Daisaku Ikeda Quotes
Quotes on Life, Global Issues, Buddhism, Success, Strength, and Short Essays
Josei Toda
Second President of the Soka Gakkai

Josei Toda (1900-58) was the second president of the Soka Gakkai, one of Japan's most influential lay Buddhist movements.

Based on the teachings of the 13th-century Buddhist reformer Nichiren (1222-82), Toda developed a methodology of personal transformation called "Human Revolution" that has become the foundation underlying the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a worldwide organization of engaged Buddhists promoting peace and personal empowerment throughout the world.

Josei Toda Site
Learn more about his Universal Vision, Value-Creating Education and more.

Toda Institute
For Global Peace and Policy Research

Mentor & Disciple
Toda stressed the importance of the mentor-disciple relationship in the practice of Buddhism within the Soka Gakkai.
Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
First President of the Soka Gakkai

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) was a forward-thinking geographer, educational theorist and religious reformer who lived and worked during the tumultuous early decades of Japan's modern era. His opposition to Japan's militarism and nationalism led to his imprisonment and death during World War II.

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi Site
Learn more about him and listen to the interview with Sadako Kaneko, his Daughter-in-law.

For the Happiness of Children
Tsunesaburo Makiguchi Documentary (DVD)