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.
Change Begins Within MyselfAurélie Neame Koueli, Côte d’Ivoire
Aurélie Neame Koueli describes how her Buddhist practice helped her to become the protagonist of her own life and to pursue her passion for environmental protection.
Meeting My Life PurposeFernanda Baumhardt, Brazil
After meeting Buddhism, Fernanda Baumhardt decided to go in search of her life purpose and switched from a high-level career in advertising to one focused on humanitarian and planetary needs.
An Inextricable ConnectionAmy Yomiko Vittor, USA
Amy Yomiko Vittor, USA, inspired by Buddhist philosophy, studied the link between human health and the environment and followed her dream of making a truly lasting contribution
Discovering Our NicheEnid Trevett, Scotland
Enid Trevett, Scotland, was able to find her unique purpose in life, becoming an advocate for the Earth Charter and contributing to the development of her community
Creating StabilityElizabeth Penioso Pernites, Philippines and Japan
Elizabeth Penioso Pernites talks about how her Buddhist practice has enabled her to uncover great potential in the midst of challenges at work
Conserving the Benguela's AbundanceBarbara Paterson, Namibia
After Barbara Paterson moved to Nambia, she was able to revive her dream of conducting research into marine conservation as a way to directly contribute to Nambian society
A Piece of OurselvesJulie Bygraves, UK
Julie Bygraves, an environmental policymaker in the UK, describes how her Buddhist practice helped her take a more proactive approach to life
Acting LocallyYongjie Yon, Canada
Yongjie Yon describes how practicing Buddhism enabled him to transform his shyness and lack of confidence into conviction and contribution to society
The Soka Gakkai Farming Communities DivisionTakeshi Terai, Japan
Two experiences from Japanese farmers about gaining inspiration and a deep sense of mission to contribute to society through reading SGI President Ikeda's writings
Planning for a City: A Buddhist PerspectiveFung Ling, Hong Kong
As a town planner in Hong Kong, Fung Ling talks about how the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism has influenced her work
Contributive Life Leads to Lake Shore Clean-upHisashi Fujii, Japan
Hisashi Fujii explains how dedicating his life for the sake of his community and for the sake of others enriches his life
All at SeaPeter Morris, UK
After meeting Buddhism, Pete Morris felt encouraged to aim higher. This is his story of how he achieved his dream job
A Broader VisionSophie Theven, Switzerland
Struggling with serious visual impairment from birth, Sophie Theven met Buddhism and determined to contribute to people's happiness through research into sustainable development
Global Issues, Practical DilemmasViviane Ferraz, Brazil
Viviane Ferraz describes how Buddhism helped her find a career that would promote ways to live in harmony with the environment
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