Experience

Creating a “River of Fortune”

by Scott Goss Mission Viejo, Calif. When my brother’s friends returned from the Vietnam War, their horror stories cemented my firm stance for peace, which was what attracted me most to the SGI when I was introduced in…

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Experience by Mary Yao

Living Buddhism:Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Tell us about your upbringing. Mary Yao: I grew up in New York City’s China­town. My parents had immigrated to America in 1984 from China, because they wanted my…

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My Doctorate of Happiness

by Kevin Moncrief West Territory Men’s Leader Aliso Viejo, Calif. When my mother became pregnant with me, my parents were forced to marry, and so I grew up feeling responsible for their unhappy marriage. My self-loathing only intensified when…

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Never Giving Up on My Son’s Mission

How Ingrid Jones uncovered the power of faith by taking full responsibility for her family’s happiness in front of the Gohonzon. by Ingrid Jones ARLINGTON, VA. My greatest fear was being a bad mother, so I began to…

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Rebuilding Our Island With Courage and Hope

Powered by her vow for kosen-rufu, Shobhan Giterson, of St. Martin, finds the strength to rebuild her community amid the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. How did your family start practicing…

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