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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.

  • Neil Butterfield

    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

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  • Angie Ng Choy Hong

    Angie Ng Choy Hong was able to confront difficult family relationships and serious illness by practicing Buddhism and deepening her understanding of the mentor-disciple relationship, a key tenet of Nichiren Buddhism

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  • Foo Mow Nam

    A series of close family deaths caused Foo Mow Nam to look deeply at the nature of her suffering and the meaning of death from the perspective of Buddhism

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  • Andy Bastable

    Andy Bastable, an SGI member and Oxfam UK's head of water and sanitation, describes a life dedicated to providing water and sanitation in emergencies

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  • Hiro Sakurai, SGI's representative to the UN in New York, describes his experience working with the Committee of Religious NGOs at the UN, and the increasing interest being shown in the role of religion and the importance of interfaith initiatives

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  • Margie Hunt

    Margie Hunt, a hibakusha who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, describes how she finally found the courage to tell her story

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  • Marco Della Fonte

    Marco Della Fonte describes how his Buddhist practice enabled him to channel his desire to change the world away from violent struggle and into social contribution

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  • Christian Duncker

    Christian Ducker explains how his Buddhist practice has enabled him to encourage and touch the lives of his patients in his role as a physician

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