Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai President has died at 95

His death was the result of natural causes. Learn more about Daisaku Ikeda Obituary and funeral plans...

Ikeda Sensei Death – Daisaku Ikeda, who was the Honorary President of the Soka Gakkai and the President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), passed away at his home in Shinjuku, which is located in Tokyo on the evening of November 15. His death was the result of natural causes. H e was 95 years old.

On January 2, 1928, Ikeda made his debut into the world in Tokyo. In 1960, he was sworn in as the third President of the Soka Gakkai, and he went on to lead the laity Buddhist movement for nearly two decades, guiding it through nearly two decades of dramatic growth that also witnessed significant international development. In 1975, he was elected President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), and in 1979, he was made Honorary President of Soka Gakkai.

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist philosopher, educator, author, and poet in addition to being a builder of peace. He has devoted his life to strengthening the foundations of a lasting culture of peace in his roles as the third president of the Soka Gakkai lay Buddhist organization in Japan, founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), and founder of several international institutions promoting peace, culture, and education.

Ikeda’s deep-seated belief in the significance and practicality of communication has been the driving force behind his activism. He has discussed potential solutions to the universal problems that are currently confronting humanity with influential political officials, cultural icons, and academics from every part of the world. In addition to this, he has produced dialogues with over 80 notable people in which they discuss the most pressing topics of our time. He has focused a lot of his energy on developing cultural interaction and creating trust in communities that have a history of being divided and at odds with one another.

His wife Kaneko and sons Hiromasa and Takahiro survive him. A funeral ceremony was conducted with members of his immediate family, and it is anticipated that the time and date of memorial services will be communicated in the near future.

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