A True Homecoming
Returning to New York in my youth, I find there, in the SGI, the means to reveal my mission. I’m Blane Charles from New York.
by Bhavini Gupta Duvall, Wash. Born and raised in a large family in Delhi, I’d not taken so much as a meal alone until I moved to America, where suddenly, most all my meals were had alone. I spoke to my husband for the first time in April 2019 over the phone, and that winter,
Discovering a friend in a childhood rival, I grasp in the depths of my soul that people can change for the better.
Living based on a vow, we transform the karma of our families and lay the foundations of a happy home.
Through film and Buddhism, I build a bridge to my true self and cross it with my family.
Handed the key to happiness, I was able to open educational and athletic opportunities for myself and hundreds of young athletes. I’m Karen Dennis from Columbus, Ohio.
Practicing for self and others, I transform my family from the inside out.
An encounter with my mentor awakens me to my mission to teach in New York.
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
SGI-USA member Bethany Phoenix is a professor at the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) School of Nursing. In October 2023, she received the Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award from the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) in recognition of her career advancing psychiatric-mental health nursing and advocating for the role of nurses in America’s
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
The World Tribune interviewed women’s division member Susan Moromisato, of Garfield, New Jersey, about her experiences as a youth supporting behind the scenes. Susan graduated from the Byakuren Group, a young women’s division training group that supports various activities with the spirit to protect and serve the members on behalf of Ikeda Sensei. World Tribune:
Introducing another person to Nichiren Buddhism is the highest form of humanity because it enables them to awaken their highest innate potential and change their destiny. We all have vastly different experiences of being introduced to Buddhism. The World Tribune spoke with SGI-USA members who have quite memorable stories about how they began their Buddhist
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