History of Buddhism

From Esperia

A book series to learn more about one of the world’s key spiritual traditions.

La via del Bodhisattva

Designing a book series about enlightenment

In a world where we often cross paths with greed, anger, and animality, who will teach us the way of the heart? The Way of the Bodhisattva is the way of the heart.


Lineamenti Giovani

Discussions on youth

A series of books for young people, addressing the central questions in life.



Designing a range of book series. Consistency and diversity

Italian publishing house Esperia was founded in 1990. Its main purpose is to popularise Buddhist teachings, in particular those based on the tradition of the Lotus Sutra and monk Nichiren Daishonin. Pitis has been commissioned to design most of the books published since 1996.


Books for newcomers to Buddhism

Buddhism is equal parts religion, philosophy, and everyday practice. As such, it offers a vision of existence applicable to our daily lives.



Lections on the writing by Nichiren Daishoni

This book series focuses on specific topics in connection with Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhist teachings.


Now is the time

European Buddist Youth Day 2009

A photographic reportage from the European Meeting.


A Buddhist Dictionary

A key book for the understanding of Buddhist terms and concepts

The Italian edition of the Dictionary of Buddhism published by Soka Gakkai: over 2,700 entries, for a broad picture of the main Buddhist traditions of India, China and Japan.

La Rivoluzione Umana

The story of the Soka Gakkai organisation: a novel

This novel in 12 books tells the story of the founders of secular Buddhist association, Soka Gakkai.


Nuovo Umanesimo

Dialogues with Daisaku Ikeda. Book design.

This book series includes essays for reflection and proposals on ethics, culture, education, and religion.


Il Mondo del Gosho

Dialogues on Nichiren Daishonin

Two-volume edition from 2003. A new single-tome edition has been published in the Lezioni book series.



Books for newcomers to Buddhism

Buddhism is both a religion, a philosophy and a practice, and as such offers a vision of existence applicable to everyday life. Many books in this series are designed for those who approach for the first time in Buddhism and for those who want to deepen their knowledge of this tradition of spiritual thought.

La nuova rivoluzione umana

Soka Gakkai’s expansion after the fifties

In the books of this series, Daisaku Ikeda tells us more about the events that followed the death of Soka Gakkai’s second president, Josei Toda, and about the growth of this Buddhist association in Japan and elsewhere.