Experience
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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Tricia Elam Walker with her book “Nana Akua Goes to School” outside in Maryland. Photo by Chuck Walker.

Dreaming Big

SGI-USA member Tricia Elam Walker, of Maryland, won the 2021 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for her children’s book Nana Akua Goes to School, which teaches that differences can be wonderful and celebrated. This is a national literary award that…

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Feature
Lipi Chowdhury with her parents.

Standing As a Proud Pillar of My Family

I had always enjoyed financial stability, but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, I was forced to face my deep insecurity in my ability to provide for myself and my family.

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Tina Turner performs onstage at the United Center, Chicago, Illinois, October 1, 2000. Photo by Paul Natkin / Getty Images

A Tribute to the ‘Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll’

HBO’s new documentary film Tina is a powerful homage to Tina Turner’s rise as the “Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll.” In this unvarnished account, the 81-year-old music icon speaks about her early fame, harrowing struggles and rise as a global icon…

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Experience

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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