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Members' Stories

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.

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Lulu McLennan, U.K.

“I want to make even more of a difference with my life from this moment onwards.”

Lulu McLennan, U.K.

  • Jocelyne Beaupré

    Jocelyn Beaupre explains how through striving in her practice of Buddhism she was able to change her work situation

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  • Asha Gupta

    Asha Gupta describes how she came to initiate and head an educational organization and how her practice of Buddhism enabled her to overcome all the challenges on the way

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  • Masaaki Taniai

    Maasaki Taniai talks about his work with refugees and how Buddhism has enabled him to believe in the capacity of all people

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  • Olga Ford

    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

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  • Marianne Acker

    Marianne Acker describes how practicing Buddhism inspired her to lead a contributive life, volunteering social services for young women in need

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  • Yo Kano, a Japanese jazz musician now living in New York, talks about blindness and disability and how Buddhism has helped him overcome the challenges they have presented

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  • Suphang Rujanawech

    Following her encounter with Nichiren Buddhism, Suphang Rujanawech realized the preciousness of life and was able to overcome her desperate sense of unhappiness

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  • Melanie Merians

    In the wake of the 9/11 bombings, Melanie Merians created a theatrical performance to uplift and support people

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  • Makiko Fujiwara

    Makiko Fujiwara gained the strength to overcome discrimination through her practice of Buddhism

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  • Richard Perez

    Richard Perez found himself motivated by the great power of compassion after the 9/11 bombings...

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  • Viviane Ferraz

    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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  • Pablo Vaccaro

    Pablo Vaccaro talks about a technological breakthrough achieved by his team of researchers and how Buddhism changed his life

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  • Ida Gbodossou- Adjevi

    Ida Gbodossou-Adjevi talks about how her Buddhist practice has guided her efforts to promote women's empowerment in Togo

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  • Andreja Nolan

    Through her Buddhist practice Andreja Nolan was able to transform her relationship with her father and discover how to build true friendships with the people around her

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  • Lyla Cansfield created a brilliant new career for herself as a result of having to confront serious illness

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