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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.

  • Sam Greene

    Sam Greene talks about how her life changed through using her practice of Buddhism to improve her soccer playing, as well as her team and individual relationships

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  • Tania Ferreira

    Brazilian wrestler and Judo master Tania Ferreira talks about how her Buddhist practice helped her develop more wisdom and responsibility for her life

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  • Peter Morris

    After meeting Buddhism, Pete Morris felt encouraged to aim higher. This is his story of how he achieved his dream job

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  • Mindy Milam

    From having her life literally washed away in the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Mindy Milam was not defeated and determined to transform suffering into happiness

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  • Aiko Matsumura

    Through the experience of losing her son and overcoming the grief through her Buddhist practice, Aiko Matsumura set up a group to support other mothers in the same situation

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  • Sophie Theven

    Struggling with serious visual impairment from birth, Sophie Theven met Buddhism and determined to contribute to people's happiness through research into sustainable development

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  • Charles Byrne

    Charles Byrne talks about how his Buddhist practice enhances his work as a professional psychiatrist

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  • Shin'ichi Yoshida

    Overcoming the prejudices of society towards deaf people, then gaining inspiration from taking part in SGI activities, Shinichi Yoshida describes how he now contributes back to society

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  • David Le Page

    David Le Page shares about how his Buddhist practice gives him hope and the wisdom to help encourage those battling HIV and AIDS

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  • Elise Mballa

    Through her practice of Buddhism, Elsie Mballa was able to focus her passion for culture into culture festivals held all around the globe

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  • Chee Yee Ling

    Chee Yee Ling challenged her life threatening illness with faith, gaining confidence in herself which led her to excel in her work as a teacher

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  • Stephanie Tansey

    Stephanie Tansey explains how she gained wisdom, self-mastery and the preparation for her career as an educator from her practice of Buddhism

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  • Nestor Torres, a jazz musician living in the US, discovers a deeper sense of purpose to his music making through his practice of Buddhism

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  • Jun Ortiz

    Jun Ortiz's story of overcoming challenges throughout his life, and his refusal to be defeated by a terminal degenerative disease

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  • Roger Algase

    Roger Algase, in his job as an immigration lawyer, realized that people from diverse backgrounds can work with each other in a harmonious way

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