Karen Armstrong, nun turned world religion scholar, won the prestigious TED prize in 2009. She was given $100,000 and one wish. With this she started Charter for Compassion International, based on the fundamental principles of universal justice and respect.
We are so honored that Bodhi Kids has been selected as an educational partner! We share the Charter’s enthusiasm in the effort of bringing compassion into the world uninhibited by politics and sectarianism.
Our efforts to spread compassion with Bodhi Kids programming and online resources are informed by the essence of the Buddhadharma: to be treated with kindness and compassion is the inherent nature and birthright of all living beings.
In the Summer of 2011, during a teaching at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa said, “Buddhists do not own the copyright on buddha nature or compassion.” In this spirit, we join our aspiration with other Charter universities, cities and partners of all religious affiliations around the globe.