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.
The Long Road AheadAtsuma Ueda, Japan
"The older I become, the more my horizons expand” says Atsuma Ueda, now 91 years old and living in Hiroshima, Japan. Mr. Ueda describes how when his company was about to go bankrupt, embracing Nichiren Buddhism helped him to hold onto appreciation and transform his struggles into fuel for success.
An Open LifeMichele Di Mascio, USA
Through practicing Nichiren Buddhism, Michele Di Mascio was able to to come to terms with his homosexuality. Through efforts to support his HIV-infected partner, Michele entered upon a journey with leading world scientists to find a way to eradicate the HIV virus.
Deepening ConvictionShikha Singh, India
Shikha Singh from India describes how she and her husband were able to transform the family's financial situation and human relationships through their Buddhist practice.
A Dream Job in the NorthSudhansu Majumdar, Canada
Sudhansu Majumdar from India achieved a childhood dream, living in the Arctic. The conditions are challenging, but applying the principles of Buddhism he treats every obstacle as an opportunity to grow
Learning How To Expand My CapacityWing Lee, USA
Through taking responsibility to support SGI activities Wing Lee transformed his shy, introverted nature to become an effective leader in his workplace...
Putting Ideals into PracticeJohn Theaker, UK
John Theaker describes how he achieved his lifelong dream to establish his own company and use it as a vehicle to create change in society
Spreading Buddhist Humanism in the CommunityMeredith Beal, USA
Meredith Beal talks to the Word Tribune, an SGI-USA publication, about how he overcame all obstacles and went on to receive the highest accolade in his field of work
A New Business PlanChai Koh Pong, Malaysia
Chai Koh Pong transformed his idea of happiness based on the teachings of Buddhism, which in turn led to a complete transformation in the way he runs his business
Making a DifferenceLulu McLennan, UK
Inspired by the writings of SGI President Ikeda, Lulu McLennan, decided something needed to change in her workplace, and that she was the one that had to make a difference
A Fighting SpiritSam Greene, USA
Sam Greene talks about how her life changed through using her practice of Buddhism to improve her soccer playing, as well as her team and individual relationships
Wrestling KarmaTania Ferreira, Brazil
Brazilian wrestler and Judo master Tania Ferreira talks about how her Buddhist practice helped her develop more wisdom and responsibility for her life
Moment to Moment VictoryChee Yee Ling, Malaysia
Chee Yee Ling challenged her life threatening illness with faith, gaining confidence in herself which led her to excel in her work as a teacher
Creating My LifeJocelyne Beaupré, Canada
Jocelyn Beaupre explains how through striving in her practice of Buddhism she was able to change her work situation
Winning RespectOlga Ford, USA
Olga Ford tells her experience of learning persistence and respect through her Buddhist practice, first through a groundbreaking career as a detective, and then through training young people
Realizing the Significance of LifeSuphang Rujanawech, Thailand
Following her encounter with Nichiren Buddhism, Suphang Rujanawech realized the preciousness of life and was able to overcome her desperate sense of unhappiness