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.
Triumph Over DiscriminationMakiko Fujiwara, Japan
Makiko Fujiwara gained the strength to overcome discrimination through her practice of Buddhism
Lessons Learned at Ground ZeroRichard Perez, USA
Richard Perez found himself motivated by the great power of compassion after the 9/11 bombings...
Global Issues, Practical DilemmasViviane Ferraz, Brazil
Viviane Ferraz describes how Buddhism helped her find a career that would promote ways to live in harmony with the environment
No Small SuccessPablo Vaccaro, Argentina
Pablo Vaccaro talks about a technological breakthrough achieved by his team of researchers and how Buddhism changed his life
Engaged with LifeIda Gbodossou- Adjevi, Togo
Ida Gbodossou-Adjevi talks about how her Buddhist practice has guided her efforts to promote women's empowerment in Togo
The Courage to Deepen my RelationshipsAndreja Nolan, Australia
Through her Buddhist practice Andreja Nolan was able to transform her relationship with her father and discover how to build true friendships with the people around her
Summoning up the Determination to WinLyla Cansfield, UK
Lyla Cansfield created a brilliant new career for herself as a result of having to confront serious illness
Creating a Satisfactory OutcomeColin Bergamin, UK
Colin Bergamin describes how an inner change in his own life became the catalyst for a transformation in his career and his circumstances
Changing the TimesEyrún Ósk Jónsdóttir, Iceland
Eryún Ósk Jónsdóttir talks about persevering with faith and hard work through a time of national economic crisis
Discovering the Meaning of my StrugglesBarbara E. Jenkins, USA
As her relationship with her husband deteriorated, Barbara E. Jenkins learned to never give up on herself and that with a strong Buddhist practice, she held her destiny in her own hands...
Discovering the Best Possible FamilyDonna Snyder, USA
Donna Snyder describes how she overcame the pain and sufferings of her childhood and came to realize the true meaning of being part of a family
Challenging Every ObstacleBill Ponce, USA
Through the prayer and determination to make the impossible possible, Bill Ponce, who never completed high school, was able to become a manager in his dream company
A Clear View of a Valuable LifeRaymond Tan Kim Teck, Singapore
Raymond Tan Kim Teck's describes how he was able to overcome a life threatening illness with the power of faith and triumph over obstacles in his workplace
Looking Forward with HopeSandy Evans, Australia
After her husband was diagnosed with MS, Sandy Evans felt hopeless and disempowered, but through her encounter with Buddhism was able to regain hope and find happiness
The Power of Nam-myoho-renge-kyoNeil Butterfield, UK
After receiving some chance encouragement from a fellow SGI member, Neil Butterfield used prayer to confront his own relationship with his father and transform his relationship with his son