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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.

  • 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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  • Jocelyne Beaupré

    Jocelyn Beaupre explains how through striving in her practice of Buddhism she was able to change her work situation

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  • Asha Gupta

    Asha Gupta describes how she came to initiate and head an educational organization and how her practice of Buddhism enabled her to overcome all the challenges on the way

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  • Masaaki Taniai

    Maasaki Taniai talks about his work with refugees and how Buddhism has enabled him to believe in the capacity of all people

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  • Olga Ford

    Olga Ford tells her experience of learning persistence and respect through her Buddhist practice, first through a groundbreaking career as a detective, and then through training young people

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  • Marianne Acker

    Marianne Acker describes how practicing Buddhism inspired her to lead a contributive life, volunteering social services for young women in need

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  • Yo Kano, a Japanese jazz musician now living in New York, talks about blindness and disability and how Buddhism has helped him overcome the challenges they have presented

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  • Suphang Rujanawech

    Following her encounter with Nichiren Buddhism, Suphang Rujanawech realized the preciousness of life and was able to overcome her desperate sense of unhappiness

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  • Melanie Merians

    In the wake of the 9/11 bombings, Melanie Merians created a theatrical performance to uplift and support people

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  • Makiko Fujiwara

    Makiko Fujiwara gained the strength to overcome discrimination through her practice of Buddhism

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