Practicing Buddhism yields tangible effects within an individual’s daily life.
One person’s experiences of overcoming problems or achieving their goals can serve as inspiration for another to positively challenge his or her own circumstances.
This selection of experiences illustrates the process of "human revolution" in action--how an individual's inner-motivated transformation sparks changes in their life and circumstances.View Members' Stories on video »
“I want to make even more of a difference with my life from this moment onwards.”
Lulu McLennan, U.K.
A Letter from My Son: "Mother, You Are the Sun in My Life"Eiko Usubuchi, Japan
In response to a letter from her son, Eiko Usubuchi recounts how her Buddhist practice has enabled her to engage in an all-out struggle to triumph over her physical limitations caused by a muscular disease, be a mother her son cherishes and follow her life-path as a professional counselor and trainer.
Turning Despair Into HopeGreg Johns, Australia
Greg Johns from Australia shares how he used his experience of depression to help others battling with problems
Undaunted by SilenceLuo Sheng-tang, Taiwan
Luo Sheng-tang lost his hearing when he was one year old. He describes how support from hisparents and his Buddhist faith have enabled him not to give up or let any barriers stand in his way.
Extraordinary ProofNicki James, UK
Through fighting to change a genetically inherited illness, Nicki James received extraordinary proof of the power of deep prayer.
Happiness for Myself and OthersJanaía Cristina Bandettini, Brazil
Janaía Cristina Bandettini, from Brazil, shares how practicing Buddhism helped her open her heart to others
Fighting My DelusionsPaola Ciuffoletti Furunovic, Serbia
Paola Ciuffoletti Furunovic describes how her Buddhist practice gives her strength not to be defeated by depression
Graphic Designer on WheelsShohei Yasuda, Japan
Shohei Yasuda, a graphic designer from Japan, talks about how his Buddhist practice helped him transcend his physical disabilities and lead a life of purpose
The Deepest LossAiko Matsumura, Japan
Through the experience of losing her son and overcoming the grief through her Buddhist practice, Aiko Matsumura set up a group to support other mothers in the same situation
Buddhism and My Psychiatric PracticeCharles Byrne, Ireland
Charles Byrne talks about how his Buddhist practice enhances his work as a professional psychiatrist
Bridge from a Soundless WorldShin'ichi Yoshida, Japan
Overcoming the prejudices of society towards deaf people, then gaining inspiration from taking part in SGI activities, Shinichi Yoshida describes how he now contributes back to society
Never Giving UpJun Ortiz, Philippines and Japan
Jun Ortiz's story of overcoming challenges throughout his life, and his refusal to be defeated by a terminal degenerative disease
Summoning up the Determination to WinLyla Cansfield, UK
Lyla Cansfield created a brilliant new career for herself as a result of having to confront serious illness
A Clear View of a Valuable LifeRaymond Tan Kim Teck, Singapore
Raymond Tan Kim Teck's describes how he was able to overcome a life threatening illness with the power of faith and triumph over obstacles in his workplace
Looking Forward with HopeSandy Evans, Australia
After her husband was diagnosed with MS, Sandy Evans felt hopeless and disempowered, but through her encounter with Buddhism was able to regain hope and find happiness
Breaking Karmic ChainsFoo Mow Nam, Malaysia
A series of close family deaths caused Foo Mow Nam to look deeply at the nature of her suffering and the meaning of death from the perspective of Buddhism
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