Experience

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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Learning to Treasure My Own Life

Gabriel Vidal gains the courage to live true to himself. Living Buddhism: Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Can you tell us what life was like growing up? Gabriel Vidal: At an early age, I knew…

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