yes, i am buddhist. i have been buddhist since i was 19, and was atheist before that. it is difficult to find a true buddhist teaching while living in a country that is 98% christian, islamic, or jewish; but i did, and i think that my path was right.
i practice "nichiren shoshu temple" buddhism, founded by nichiren daishonin in 1253, japan. he reveals "nam-myoho-renge-kyo" as the true enlightenment that opens everyone's life to buddhahood. so, i have been chanting for about 47-years, as chanting is the practice of the highest meditation.