Experience

Learning That I Have Unlimited Potential

Buddhism has taught me that nothing can hold me back. by Kimmy Dickson Phoenix [Nichiren] Daishonin assures us, ‘Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, but winter always turns to spring’ (“Winter Always Turns…

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UNSPECIFIED: In this screengrab released on March 14, John Beasley accepts the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella award for ‘Donna Lee’ from Jhené Aiko at the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony broadcast on March 14, 2021.

Spreading the Tune of the Mystic Law

At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Show held on March 14, 2021, SGI-USA men’s division member John Beasley won Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella for his arrangement of the jazz standard “Donna Lee.” 

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Alice Quaye with her family (l-r), sons, Lonnie and NiiAyi, and husband, Samuel (bottom right). (Inset) Alice as a police officer in 1983.

Spreading Happiness to Everyone Around Me

by Alice Quaye Chicago I was known as the most rebellious of my eight siblings. My mother, a very sharp woman, had high expectations for us, expectations I could never fulfill. She made it clear that I was her biggest…

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Sumiko George at her home in Anniston, Alabama, March 2021.

‘I Feel Like We Lived a Romance Novel’

Living Buddhism met with SGI-USA pioneer member Sumiko George, who celebrates her 63rd year of Buddhist practice this year. We asked her about her early years, her faith and her beautiful life with her husband, Robert George. Living Buddhism: Hello, Sumiko….

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The Meaning of My Struggles

During my senior year of high school, I began to break down mentally and emotionally to the point where I couldn’t complete my homework or even do simple tasks.

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