We aim to keep our work cross traditional and value all forms of Buddhism, firmly believing that Buddhism and other Asian traditions hold much of great value for our modern society.
We carry out various activities including lectures, conferences, and courses and have a substantial library of Buddhist Studies. Through these activities we wish to make the rich religious and philosophical resources of Asia available to all. We welcome all scholars, students, researchers and members of the public who wish to use the library or attend our activities.
IOP-UK is a branch of IOP Japan, which was established in 1962 by Daisaku Ikeda, President of SGI, a lay Buddhist group, and is situated at Taplow Court, the headquarters of SGI-UK
Because of the difference between ordinary people and Buddhas that stems from the disparity between delusion and enlightenment, ordinary people are unaware that they are endowed with both the entity and the functions of the three bodies