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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.

  • Ater Malath

    After surviving the horrors of civil war in South Sudan, Ater Malath encounters Nichiren Buddhism, and finds the power of faith and hope.

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  • 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.

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  • Jennifer Isidore

    Jennifer Isidore from London describes how an encounter on her way home led her to draw on her Buddhist faith and take action to build bonds of trust and understanding with young people in her community.

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  • Danielle Richards

    Danielle Richards describes what she gained from her experience of working to strengthen interfaith connections in Liverpool, UK.

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  • Izumi Nakano, nursing care manager from Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, describes her challenges since March 11, 2011, and how her compassion for her patients has deepened.

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  • Shin'ichi Tanno

    Shin'ichi Tanno describes how his faith helped him rebuild his life and fishing business following devastating losses in the March 11, 2011, tsunami.

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  • Michele Di Mascio

    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.

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  • Dohee Kim

    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.

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  • Greg Johns

    Greg Johns from Australia shares how he used his experience of depression to help others battling with problems

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  • Ngapaki Emery

    Ngapaki Emery shares her experience of coming to know a seemingly "foreign" practice of faith in relationship to her nationality as Māori.

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  • Larry Loyie

    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.

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  • María García Zambrano

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • Shikha Singh

      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.

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  • Durvalina Vitoriano da Silva

    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.

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