Compassion: Answering the Calls of Distress
Grandmaster JinBodhi once said, “All we can do is show that we care; we try our best to help. What we do is not enough to save the world, but if everyone in the world offered a little bit of kindness and compassion, then the world would become a better place. I hope more people can join me in helping those who need help.”
Led by Grandmaster JinBodhi, Bodhi Meditation has been involved in various charity events, including raising funds to send children to schools, donating to poor families and sponsoring medical equipment in countries such as Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Canada and the USA.
Providing Financial Aid for Students from Low-Income Families
“If you want to transform your fate, you need to start with education. Knowledge is power, and children are the hope of the future. I hope every child has the opportunity to receive an education and learn the knowledge required to shape their bright future by loving and contributing to society.”
Also, Bodhi Meditation Centers in Malaysia, Myanmar and Canada have been supplying nutritious meals to students from low-income families to ensure they eat healthy while studying.
Aiding and Funding Those Who Need it
Donations of Medical Supplies and Helping the Sick Regain Health
Meditation music and practices have also helped medical staff in hospitals around the world. By practicing, medical staff relax and reduce the stress caused by working in a high-risk environment so they can calmly and positively face their work challenges. Grandmaster JinBodhi also advocated for Bodhi Meditation Centers around the world to contribute medical care in their own communities.
In Myanmar, many people cannot earn a living due to cataracts.
As such, Bodhi Charity in Myanmar cooperated with various hospitals to provide eye treatment to the locals. Cataract surgeries and other eye-care treatments were carried out for free, allowing the locals to once again have normal eyesight.
For many years, the Vancouver Bodhi Meditation Center has practiced compassion and kindness as taught by Grandmaster JinBodhi by working closely with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society to help children suffering from cancer.
This gave some members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force an opportunity to try meditation and feel the warmth of the Bodhi Meditation family.
To help ease the pressure faced by medical staff working with COVID-19 patients, Bodhi Meditation Centers worldwide donated personal protection equipment, such as isolation gowns, medical goggles and face masks, so frontline workers could work safely without worry.
In Richmond, Canada, Grandmaster JinBodhi donated $400,000 CAD to the Richmond Hospital Foundation, as a way of showing his appreciation to the medical staff who work selflessly for others.