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Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Richard Hughes Seager

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today's world, offers a rare insider's look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan's most influential and controversial religious ... More


Countervailing Trends

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses two countervailing trends which marked the Soka Gakkai in the decades after the watershed free speech issue in 1970. The first was an ongoing process of liberalization and the ... More


Mentor's Vision

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Daisaku Ikeda's devotion to his mentor. It explains that Ikeda cited Tsunesaburo Makiguchi in his writings and speeches so much more than his own mentor Josei Toda. It ... More


Sea Change

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the term of Daisaku Ikeda as president of Soka Gakkai. The first decade of Ikeda's term was marked by continuity and change as Japan grew into its role as Asia's economic ... More


Rising Star

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers Daisaku Ikeda as the rising star of the Soka Gakkai during the presidency of Josei Toda. It explains that Ikeda formally joined Gakkai in August 1947 and soon took charge of ... More


Mystic Opportunity

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter relates the author's visit to Japan to learn about the history of Soka Gakkai, one of the largest and most controversial Buddhist movements in Japan, and its president and spiritual ... More


Creating Value

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the principle of Daisaku Ikeda's Buddhist Humanism. It suggests that many of the familiar elements of Ikeda's Buddhism can be traced directly to the philosophy of Tsunesaburo ... More


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