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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.

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  • Pauline Mayers

    Through her Buddhist practice, dancer Pauline Mayers overcame the fear and insecurity that was holding her back and began to embrace each day of her life.

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  • Nitin Upadhye

    Nitin Upadhye describes how, as a result of his Buddhist practice, he was motivated to use his skills as a filmmaker and photographer to improve the lives of girls displaced by conflict in Kashimir.

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  • Josh Joffee

    Josh Joffee talks about how practicing Buddhism inspired him to actively seek out new challenges and realize his dream of becoming a music teacher.  

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  • Patti Heckman

    Patti Heckman describes how she was able to achieve a complete turnaround in her work situation through changing her own attitude from resentment to appreciation.

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  • Akruti Choksi

    Akruti Choksi describes how she managed to create a unique role for herself by combining her passion for animals with her profession as a dentist. She became the first dentist trained in human dentistry to practice equine dentistry in India.

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  • Atsuma Ueda

    "The older I become, the more my horizons expand” says Atsuma Ueda, now 91 years old and living in Hiroshima, Japan. Mr. Ueda describes how when his company was about to go bankrupt, embracing Nichiren Buddhism helped him to hold onto appreciation and transform his struggles into fuel for success.

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  • Michele Di Mascio

    Through practicing Nichiren Buddhism, Michele Di Mascio was able to to come to terms with his homosexuality. Through efforts to support his HIV-infected partner, Michele entered upon a journey with leading world scientists to find a way to eradicate the HIV virus.

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  • 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.

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  • Sudhansu Majumdar

    Sudhansu Majumdar from India achieved a childhood dream, living in the Arctic. The conditions are challenging, but applying the principles of Buddhism he treats every obstacle as an opportunity to grow

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  • Through taking responsibility to support SGI activities Wing Lee transformed his shy, introverted nature to become an effective leader in his workplace...

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Chai Koh Pong

    Chai Koh Pong transformed his idea of happiness based on the teachings of Buddhism, which in turn led to a complete transformation in the way he runs his business

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  • Lulu McLennan

    Inspired by the writings of SGI President Ikeda, Lulu McLennan, decided something needed to change in her workplace, and that she was the one that had to make a difference

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  • 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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