“So-and-so is sick. So-and-so is suffering financially. I must do my best to give them encouragement.” To think in this way, to offer prayers and take action for others’ happiness—this is the behavior of a true Buddhist.

Stories of Hope

A Message of Hope

Hazel Henderson

In the 1960s, “ordinary housewife” Hazel Henderson fought successfully to secure the right for children to breathe clean air.

Stories of Hope

Lion of Freedom

Nelson Mandela

Despite being imprisoned for 10,000 days for his unwavering belief in human dignity, Mandela never gave in to despair.