When people become pessimistic, it is as if they hide themselves behind dark clouds that prevent joy and hope from entering their hearts. Buddhism is a teaching of supreme optimism. It is a teaching in which there is no despair; instead there is boundless hope, opening the possibility for boundless happiness.

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.