Hassan Manning


Escaping the street violence of Newark, New Jersey and his oppressive religious upbringing, Hassan Manning moves to LA hopeful to become an actor. Just as his dream of acting begins to become a reality, he is pulled back to Newark by his mother’s passing and the difficult task of taking care of his 3 younger siblings. At his most difficult moment he meets SGI Buddhism and transforms his family, his acting career, and the challenging yet beautiful city that he loves. This series follow members of the Buddhist organization, SGI-USA, as they share their real life stories of practicing Buddhism in America.