Experience

Regaining My Humanity

Everado Alcauter, of Chicago, breaks free of a life of gangs and drugs to create change in the world around him. Living Buddhism: Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Everardo Alcauter: Thank you. I have come…

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Fostering “21st Century Thoreaus”

How I created a space to nurture young writers who can take their place on the modern literary stage. by Philip Scharper HARLEM, N.Y. I recently read these words by SGI President Ikeda: “Dedicating oneself to kosen-rufu means ‘sowing…

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Embracing the Life That I Deserve

How Jessica McLean made 2017 her year of change. by Jessica McLean TEMPE, ARIZ. One of the enduring memories from my childhood is going swimming with two friends I had known since grade school. We were in junior high…

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A Warrior for Peace

Four years ago, Lillian I couldn’t get out of bed. Now, she uses her life to create value. by Lillian I BOSTON I grew up in Taiwan, in what seemed to be a very fortunate family. My dad…

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Anything Is Possible

How Olivia Honn maintained hope amid two major surgeries, 12 cycles of chemo and several weeks of radiation. by Olivia Honn NEW ORLEANS Two years ago, tests confirmed that my ovarian cancer had returned with a vengeance. A…

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