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.
Transforming Educational PracticesNigel Straker, UK
An educator in the UK, Nigel Straker's Buddhist practice aided him in deepening compassion for his students and his belief in their potential
Committed to JusticeAlvin Sykes, USA
Through his practice of Nichiren Buddhism, Alvin Sykes has come to define success as "finding the truth and securing justice"
Preparing for the WorstMarc Bergman, USA
Marc Bergman describes how taking part in SGI activities led him to a complete change of career and how his Buddhist practice enables him to encounter challenges with joy
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
Heart-to-HeartNomsa Mdlalose, South Africa
After starting to practice Buddhism, Nomsa Mdlalose realized she could pursue her passion of story-telling and establish her dream career
Shout It OutNYCCA, Japan
Rap artist NYCCA talks about how Nichiren Buddhism helps shape his music and enables him to lead a life of integrity
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
Life Just Gets BetterClaire Wroblewski, USA
From a life troubled with financial and marital troubles, Claire Wroblewski transformed her situation and became a recognized leader in her community
Transforming Suffering into MissionAna Bran, Australia
Ana Bran, living in Australia, shares how she transformed deep loss and sorrow into a sense of profound appreciation through her Buddhist practice
Happiness for Myself and OthersJanaía Cristina Bandettini, Brazil
Janaía Cristina Bandettini, from Brazil, shares how practicing Buddhism helped her open her heart to others
Fighting My DelusionsPaola Ciuffoletti Furunovic, Serbia
Paola Ciuffoletti Furunovic describes how her Buddhist practice gives her strength not to be defeated by depression
Breaking the SilenceAyako Kozuka, Japan
Ayako Kozuka, a hibakusha who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, talks about how important it is to share her story as a way to prevent the repetition of the horrors of nuclear war
Planning for a City: A Buddhist PerspectiveFung Ling, Hong Kong
As a town planner in Hong Kong, Fung Ling talks about how the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism has influenced her work
A Home with the HomelessRichard C. Brown, USA
Richard C. Brown describes how he was inspired to imagine a goal of bringing justice into the hands of youth and individuals in prisons and in homeless communities