Experience

Breaking the Habit

How May Contribution helped me to confront not only my addiction to alcohol but also a deeper habit—the tendency to seek validation outside myself. When I was 9, my mother, driving alone, crashed her car. The doctor predicted…

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Swapna Bhide

A Contributive Life Is a Joyful One

Living Buddhism: Thank you, Swapna, for sharing your experience with us. Where did you grow up? Swapna Bhide: Thank you for the opportunity. I was raised in Pune, India, in a conservative family. I spent the majority of…

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Nick Kano

Advancing “With All My Might”

With appreciation and a fighting spirit comes deep transformation. by Nick Kano ATLANTA In Spring 2014, I was 21 years old and arrested for selling drugs. Due to my intense financial struggles, dealing drugs, I thought, was the…

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Creating a “River of Fortune”

by Scott Goss Mission Viejo, Calif. When my brother’s friends returned from the Vietnam War, their horror stories cemented my firm stance for peace, which was what attracted me most to the SGI when I was introduced in…

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Experience by Mary Yao

Living Buddhism:Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Tell us about your upbringing. Mary Yao: I grew up in New York City’s China­town. My parents had immigrated to America in 1984 from China, because they wanted my…

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