Experience

The Heart of Faith

Through overcoming financial hardships in America, my wife and I pass on the never-give-up spirit to our children.  by Yoshihito Tanaka Aliso Viejo, Calif.  The eviction notice came one day in July 2018, while I was at work,…

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Song of the Heart

My Buddhist wisdom has driven me to connect with my students, my music and my mission for kosen-rufu. I’m Suzanne Pittson from Dobbs Ferry, New York. Living Buddhism: Hello, Suzanne! We understand you began practicing Buddhism when you…

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Transforming Grief Into Hope for Others

by Hiro Uryu New York Last year, I experienced the sudden and tragic loss of a dear friend. I couldn’t pick myself up and began questioning the meaning of life, faith and kosen-rufu. I desperately chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and…

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Rewriting the Story of My Life

Practicing for myself and others, I kindle a fierce flame to light the path to victory.   by Sapna Batish Reston, VA When I was 1, my father inspected my baby bottle, about as old as me and…

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The Joy of Living

by Joan Bivins Manalapan, N.J. My sister, Jeanne, who has lived with me for 35 years and keeps an old habit of leaving paper towels on the counter, was the first to tell me how much I had…

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