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My Dear Friends in America
My Dear Friends in America

My Dear Friends in America

Collected Addresses to the SGI-USA Since 1990


556 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

PDF, $11.99 (US $11.99)

Publication Date: July 2013

ISBN 9781938252242

Rights: US

Middleway Press (Jul 2013)


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Daisaku Ikeda, one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the world today, offers powerful and inspiring teachings aimed at an American audience. His warm, deeply insightful and compassionate style makes his wisdom accessible to readers from all backgrounds. This collection of addresses from Mr. Ikeda’s visits to the United States in the 1990s cover a wide range of topics: from the true meaning of happiness and success, to how to find your true purpose in life and how an inner transformation of human beings can bring peace to the world. This is truly a textbook of happiness for America.Also included in this collection are Mr. Ikeda’s university lectures, at such institutes as Harvard and Colombia. These lectures range widely across topics as diverse as art, religion, culture and time, and draw creatively on the sages of ancient India, China and Japan as well as on visionary thinkers from every nation, including Tolstoy, Victor Hugo and Gandhi.

Author Biography

Daisaku Ikeda is a poet, a writer, and a peace activist recognized as one of the leading interpreters of Buddhism. He is the president of Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist association that pursues the values of peace, culture, and education and that is committed to fostering a sense of responsibility for the shared global community.