Titles from Middleway

The Buddha in Your Mirror The Buddha in Your Mirror
While the modern notion that happiness can be found within oneself has recently become a broadly popular idea, Buddhism has taught this belief for thousands of years: that every person is a Buddha, or enlightened being, and has the potential for true and lasting happiness inherent within his or her life. More...
The Buddha in Your Mirror
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El Buda en Tu Espejo
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Buddhism Day By Day The Buddha Next Door
Ordinary people, extraordinary stories
Inspiration and insight from people of diverse ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and lifestyles overcoming a variety of challenges. Each story celebrates ordinary people’s ability to triumph over suffering through the practice of Nichiren Buddhism. More...

Buddhism Day By Day Buddhism Day By Day
This treasury of practical information and encouragement will appeal to those seeking a deeper understanding of how to apply the tenets of Nichiren Buddhism in their day-to-day lives. More...

Buddhism, the First Millennium

Buddhism, the First Millennium
casts a new light on little-known aspects of Buddhist history and its relevance to the understanding of Buddhism today. More...


Buddhism for You: Courage

Buddhism For You: Courage
“One who has the courage to speak the truth lives a truly splendid and fulfilling life.” --Daisaku Ikeda

Without a deep inner resolve to stand up to our obstacles, we’re simply tossed here and there by life’s vagaries. Without courage, real happiness is impossible.

Buddhism For You: Courage presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the importance of a dauntless spirit. More...


Buddhism For You: Determination

Buddhism For You: Determination
“Life can unfold unlimitedly as long as we have a heart of appreciation and an undefeated mind.”
--Daisaku Ikeda

The essential purpose of Buddhism is to make people happy. True happiness is the result of consistent effort and constant growth as a human being.

Buddhism For You: Determination presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the resolve necessary for a life of value. More...


Buddhism For You: Love

Buddhism For You: Love
“The only way to fulfill the potential of the human race is to live just, kind, benevolent and compassionate lives.” --Daisaku Ikeda

In Buddhism, love is an expression of compassion and sincere respect for all life. This respect manifests itself in many ways: romantic love, familial love, friendship, the desire for self-improvement and the wish for a peaceful world.

Love is an essential part of life, offering us a means for deep personal development.

Buddhism For You: Love presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the many expressions of love. More...


Buddhism For You: Prayer

Buddhism For You: Prayer
“Wisdom emerges through prayer. Victory emerges through wisdom.” --Daisaku Ikeda

Prayer is a conversation with the universe, a dialogue with life itself.

Nichiren Buddhists chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, a declaration of the wonderful Dharma, or Law, of causality. It is an activation of the most noble state of life—Buddhahood—which exists in all life. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is an inexhaustible source of fortune and wisdom.

Buddhism For You: Prayer presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the importance of prayer. More...


Choose Hope Choose Hope
Choose Hope makes the profoundly democratic case that ordinary people must lead their leaders to a safer and saner future. This book offers new perspectives to those who may have given up hope for a better future for humanity. When our common future and that of future generations is at stake, none of us can afford to be indifferent. Nor can we reasonably expect our political and military leaders to have the wisdom and will to solve our most serious and dangerous problems. More...

The Flower of Chinese Budhism The Flower of Chinese Buddhism
begins with the introduction of Buddhism into China by traders and monks traveling along the Silk Route through Central Asia and chronicles the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism and the changes it underwent before its eventual transmission to Korea and Japan. More...

For The Sake of Peace For the Sake of Peace
"Nothing is more precious than peace," writes Daisaku Ikeda, U.N. Peace Prize recipient, university founder, poet and, for the past two decades, president of the world's leading Buddhist lay association, the 12-million-member Soka Gakkai International. For the Sake of Peace: A Buddhist Perspective for the 21st Century — the culmination of 20 years of university lectures and proposals to the United Nations — expresses Dr. Ikeda's passionate yet practical vision of the way to achieve peace in the new millennium. More...

On Being Human The Living Buddha
This biographical account of Shakyamuni, known historically as the Buddha, weaves together what is known and what can be surmised about his exemplary life that is not only accessible but commonly felt by all humanity. More...

On Being Human On Being Human
This exploration of what it means to be healthy from a physical, mental, and spiritual standpoint discusses Western humanism, Japanese Buddhism, and modern science from three divergent, yet expert, perspectives. Seeking common ground through dialogue, this ambitious work broaches questions about issues that face today's society, such as cancer, AIDS, death with dignity, in vitro fertilization, biomedical ethics, and more. More...

Planetary Citizenship Planetary Citizenship
Two world-renowned global activists explore the rise of “grassroots globalists”—citizens all over the world who are taking responsibility to build a more peaceful, harmonious and sustainable future. The authors also discuss their own backgrounds and what led them individually to activism on a worldwide scale. At the same time, they provide encouragement and concrete information for the millions of other concerned citizens who want to make a difference. More...

Romancing the Buddha

Romancing the Buddha
The popular adventure-comedy Romancing the Stone portrayed Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner on a hunt for lost treasure in the jungles of South America. Paralleling that story, Nichiren Buddhist Michael Lisagor gives you Romancing the Buddha: Embracing Buddhism in My Everyday Life, the author’s own real-life adventure-comedy. More...


Soka Education Soka Education
For the Happiness of the Individual
From the Japanese word meaning "to create value," this book presents a fresh perspective as to the question  of the ultimate purpose of education. Rather than offering practical classroom techniques, this book speaks to the emotional heart of both the teacher and the student. More...

Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death Unlocking the Mysteries
of Birth and Death

This introduction to Nichiren Buddhism explores the philosophical intricacies of life and reveals the wonder inherent in the phases of birth, aging, and death. Core concepts of Nichiren Buddhism, such as the Ten Worlds and the nine consciousnesses, illustrate the profundity of human existence. This book provides Buddhists with the tools they need to fully appreciate the connectedness of all beings and to revolutionize their spiritual lives based on this insight. More...

The Way of Youth The Way of Youth
Renowned author, teacher and spiritual leader Daisaku Ikeda, in a straightforward, no-nonsense approach, connects the timeless wisdom of Buddhism to the problems and concerns of today's youth in an engaging question-and-answer format. Based on his more than 50 years of Buddhist practice and his experience teaching millions of young people how to lead happy, healthy lives, Mr. Ikeda provides an optimistic yet grounded view of life. More...
The Way of Youth Tabien disponible en espanol:
A la Manera de los Jovenes
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