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.
I Will Rise AgainShin'ichi Tanno, Japan
Shin'ichi Tanno describes how his faith helped him rebuild his life and fishing business following devastating losses in the March 11, 2011, tsunami.
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.
The Courage to ContinueDohee Kim, Korea
Dohee Kim from Korea found the courage to overcome her problems through her practice of Nichiren Buddhism. As well as finding her life path as a musician and instructor, she was able to deepen her relationship with her family.
Turning Despair Into HopeGreg Johns, Australia
Greg Johns from Australia shares how he used his experience of depression to help others battling with problems
Rangatiratanga--The Work of Keeping True to One's PlaceNgapaki Emery, New Zealand/ Aotearoa
Ngapaki Emery shares her experience of coming to know a seemingly "foreign" practice of faith in relationship to her nationality as Māori.
A Hidden History RevealedLarry Loyie, Canada
How Larry Loyie has devoted himself to telling the truth about the residential schools which took Aboriginal children in Canada away from their families, and how Nichiren Buddhism has helped him.
A Human ExchangeMaría García Zambrano, Spain
Teaching large classes in high school, Maria Garcia Zambrano was inspired by the approach of Soka education and her Buddhist practice to treasure each student and believe in their potential.
My Mission as "Junko of Tohoku"Junko Sato, Japan
Junko Sato from Tohoku, Japan, describes awakening to her mission in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit her hometown in March 2011.
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.
Reading for LifeDurvalina Vitoriano da Silva, Brazil
Durvalina describes how she and her husband's lives were changed through studying with the Literacy Course for Adolescents and Adults run by SGI-Brazil, where she is now a tutor.
Unlimited PossibilitiesCarina Taeko Chau, USA
Facing many challenges due to a rare brittle bone disease, Carina explains how her practice of Nichiren Buddhism has enabled her to create her own life as a make-up artist and teacher.
Finding My True VoiceEdoardo Santoni, Australia
A musician who has struggled with depression, Edoardo describes how involvement with SGI, and assisting a choir of SGI-Australia members, has helped him find a truer, more honest "voice" as a performer.
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.
Peace and GenderYaliwe Clarke, South Africa
Moved by the Buddhist principle of the sanctity of life, Yaliwe Clarke from South Africa works to promote gender equality and the peace and security of African women.
Cultivating RespectKate Wiggins, Canada
Through her Buddhist practice, Kate Wiggins learns how to transform her experience of being a victim of violence to help those at an emergency shelter for abused women and their children.