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Mystic Opportunity

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780520245761
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939042 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0001
Mystic Opportunity

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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 leader Daisaku Ikeda. It explains that Soka Gakkai is a classic case of modern Buddhism on the move in the age of globalization, having found its way to more than a hundred nations. It describes his visit to the Soka University and the insights it offered for understanding the Soka Gakkai and Ikeda. It also discusses his interviews with Soka Gakkai members.

Keywords: Soka Gakkai; Buddhist movements; Japan; Daisaku Ikeda; globalization; Soka University

Chapter.  8183 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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