Experience

Remaining a Lifelong Youth by Bessie Kay

Forty years ago, I started practicing Nichiren Buddhism. I was 50 years old at the time. I hadn’t experienced any dramatic suffering, but I was nonetheless plagued by basic questions regarding life. I wondered, for instance, why some…

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A Mission of the Heart by Jay Lutsky

For years, I struggled with understanding my mission in life. I was raised Jewish in New York City, where there was strong familial pressure to become a doctor or dentist. Without too much resistance, I went to dental school…

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Writing My Own Script by Leo Matsuda

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Revealing the Real Me By Macalai Ramos

By Macalai Ramos New York City When I was 2 years old, my mothers, Miriam and Sandra, began to notice that something was wrong with me because I could not sit still or sleep at night. They immediately…

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The Spirit to Serve Others by Brandon Nicholson

Growing up, Oakland Children’s Hospital was my second home. As a baby, I experienced the first of 22 ear infections, which required multiple surgeries. At age 2, I developed seizures after my mom and I were broadsided in a car accident. I took seizure…

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