Experiences

I was born to a family where my mother was already practising Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. At the age of three and a half, I was diagnosed with hearing impairment....

Soka activities always inspire me to challenge myself. I had struggled with being shy until experiencing the warm encouragement at Soka activities....

I will never forget the moment I met SGI President Ikeda for the first time while participating in an event as a member of the support staff. In 1995, he took time out from this tight schedule of official events to come and speak with...

In 2005, while studying abroad in the U.K. to become an artist, I lost my sister to cancer. She was only 29 years old. Her death made me wonder why she had to die so young. I began to think about more fundamental and general...