Buddhist in America- Talks Series

Buddhist in America — Michele Joo

This series follow members of the Buddhist organization, SGI-USA, as they share their real life stories of practicing Buddhism in America.

In this episode, acclaimed hip-hop violinist Michele Joo shares how her darkest hour was changed into one of hope when she was introduced to the empowering philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism. Using her Buddhist practice she transformed a strained relationship with her family, became a sought after musician who has performed with Kanye West, and summoned the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer and judge.

For more information find us at sgi-usa.org or facebook.com/sgiusa.info

Comments

25 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The truth has no religion
    – the buddha

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    its so great to hear the personal stories of our friends in the SGI. Thank
    you!

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m so glad you chose to continue on in life.

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I WORKED FOR P&G AND PEPSI COLA, J&J FOR NEARLY 10 YEARS. I HAVE ALSO BEEN
    IN BUDDHISM FOR OVER 30 YEARS. I DON’T THINK AMERICANS UNDERSTAND AND LIKE
    BUDDHISM BECAUSE EVEN BUDDHISTS IN VN UNDERSTAND BUDDHISM PASSIVELY AND
    NEGATIVE. I BELIEVE I AM ABLE TO SOLVE THIS

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Love it
    Thank you♥

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    All conditioned subject to impermanent.This understanding is the base of
    Buddhism.Those who understand the Impermanent of life, he or she can
    understand the Buddhism. 

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you its a wonderfull video !!!

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Very nice!! Bravo!!

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!!

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Please make more Buddhism in America videos.. I just love the series so
    much! Many thanks 🙂 

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    last one for now, gotta run…. check these videos out, pretty cool!

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Awesome job! For both Michelle and the editors and producers of the video!
    Congrats from SGI Brazil.

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    This is so wonderful! Respect from the land of Shakyamuni 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Amazing! 🙂 This is why we love you!!!!

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    This is sooooo encouraging!!! Thank you.

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Nicely done. Thank you to all who brought this to being. Great job.

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    We love you joo joo bean! Proud of you, girl! – love, Section III

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I loved her when I went to FNCC!!!! <3 NMRK <3

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    i.like.been.a.buddhist.so.i.just.want.people.to.like.me.Bradley.w.todd.as.a.buddhist

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Great video! I will integrate these into our District meetings!!!

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    The Power of Buddhism.

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I love it this video!!!

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Omg kanye west!

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Your experience is so life to life. Keep it up World Peace Youth
    Ambassador…


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