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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.

  • 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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  • Richard Perez

    Richard Perez found himself motivated by the great power of compassion after the 9/11 bombings...

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  • Viviane Ferraz

    Viviane Ferraz describes how Buddhism helped her find a career that would promote ways to live in harmony with the environment

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  • Pablo Vaccaro

    Pablo Vaccaro talks about a technological breakthrough achieved by his team of researchers and how Buddhism changed his life

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  • Ida Gbodossou- Adjevi

    Ida Gbodossou-Adjevi talks about how her Buddhist practice has guided her efforts to promote women's empowerment in Togo

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  • Andreja Nolan

    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

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  • Lyla Cansfield created a brilliant new career for herself as a result of having to confront serious illness

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  • Colin Bergamin describes how an inner change in his own life became the catalyst for a transformation in his career and his circumstances

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  • Eyrún Ósk Jónsdóttir

    Eryún Ósk Jónsdóttir talks about persevering with faith and hard work through a time of national economic crisis

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Raymond Tan Kim Teck

    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

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  • Sandy Evans

    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

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