Mike Lisagor will talk about his life and his 49-year experience practicing Nichiren Buddhism in the SGI-USA, why we must not succumb to despair in these difficult times, and how we can create hope within our own lives.

Mike Lisagor has practiced SGI Nichiren Buddhism for 49 years and is the author of “Romancing The Buddha,” a best-selling book and one-man show. He retired two years ago after 17 years as an independent management consultant. Mike has given over 100 lectures and written hundreds of articles about applying Buddhism to daily life, and enjoys playing harmonica in a blues band and creating digital art.