This is Your Moment
Overcoming profound self-doubt and the loss of my mother prepares me for a journey of 10,000 miles. I’m Yoko Ambulo from Chicago.
Leading with a prayer for a youthful Maine, I double my business and my passion to match.
Bearing the courage of a friend in mind, I bring a zeal for kosen-rufu to Alabama.
Centering my prayer on my children,
I open my life to the future of my dreams.
Encountering Buddhism, I recall the dreams that once made life worth living and realize them all.
Ingraining Sensei’s “Clear Mirror” guidance, I see in my husband’s illness an opportunity for reflection.
Casting aside ego and self-pity, I connect with my mentor’s heart and blaze a trail to victory. I’m Kenichi Hackman from Torrance, California.
Basing my life on winning daimoku, I give my all to motherhood, leadership and a long-held dream.
World Tribune: Thank you, Brenda, for sharing your story with us. Can you start with a bit about your journey in faith? Brenda Mettle: My husband was the one who taught me how to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo in 1983. We had a young son and a baby on the way. While I was struggling with depression
The Redwood Coast Region men’s and women’s division leaders, Gary Arkoff and Mina Rhoden, tell the World Tribune how they supported the growth of the youth division in their region and reopened their Buddhist center. World Tribune: Thank you both for telling us about your journey to foster the youth in Redwood Coast and reopen
Valeriya DubrovskayaKyiv, Ukraine Living Buddhism: Hi, Valeriya! It’s an honor meeting you, and we are so appreciative of your beautiful work on the 2023 Living Buddhism covers! When did you begin creating art? Valeriya Dubrovskaya: Drawing has been with me for most of my life. In school I studied interior design and architecture, and loved
This year, SGI-USA youth will hold chapter-level March Youth Peace Festivals with the determination to create peace in their local communities. The World Tribune is featuring chapter youth leaders and how they are applying Ikeda Sensei’s guidance to win where they are. Ikeda Sensei’s Guidance: Prayer is the courage to persevere. It is the struggle
This year, SGI-USA youth will hold chapter-level March Youth Peace Festivals with the determination to advance kosen-rufu in their local communities. The World Tribune is featuring chapter youth leaders and how they are applying Ikeda Sensei’s guidance to win where they are. Ikeda Sensei’s Guidance: What’s important … is that you resolve to become the
by Saori HisayamaCullman, Ala. I was a young women’s division member in Tokyo when my sister, who lives in Colorado, introduced me to a man she met there. We got married, and I moved to the U.S. in 2010. Originally, we stayed in Colorado, but soon after my husband got a new job and we
The World Tribune interviewed men’s division member Michael Petkov, of Saugerties, New York, about his experiences as a youth supporting behind the scenes as a member of the Soka Group. The Soka Group supports Soka Gakkai event planning and operations based on the spirit to protect the members. World Tribune: Thank you, Michael, for
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