Yvo Manuel Vas Dias
Buddhism, which I got to know out of curiosity, helped me to deal with my feelings. More than that: it taught me how to assemble the various types of man that I have in me and weld them together into one entity.” The teachings of the Buddha, meditation and reciting mantra’s led me to see that my masculinity expresses itself in various ways. Through years of meditation and mantra practice, as well as doing a number of retreats, my transition has been a good one.
Read the whole thing here. All the other transgender profiles in the NY Times are worth a look as well.