Top

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.

View Members' Stories on video »
Lulu McLennan, U.K.

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

Lulu McLennan, U.K.

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • 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.

    Read more

  • Carina Taeko Chau

    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.

    Read more

  • Edoardo Santoni

    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.

    Read more

  • Luo Sheng-tang

    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.

    Read more

  • Yaliwe Clarke

    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.

    Read more

  • Kate Wiggins

    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.

    Read more

  • Nicki James

    Through fighting to change a genetically inherited illness, Nicki James received extraordinary proof of the power of deep prayer.

    Read more

  • Enza Pellecchia

    Enza Pellecchia, Italy, teacher of peace studies, has found a way to utilize her skills and passions for the sake of peace

    Read more

  • Amy Yomiko Vittor

    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

    Read more

  • Enid Trevett

    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

    Read more

  • Elizabeth Penioso Pernites

    Elizabeth Penioso Pernites talks about how her Buddhist practice has enabled her to uncover great potential in the midst of challenges at work

    Read more

  • Barbara Paterson

    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

    Read more

  • Paul Makwati

    Paul Makwati from Zambia talks about how practicing Buddhism helped him develop more self-confidence and respect for his life

    Read more