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Dr. Sanduk Ruit’s mission is to bring eyesight to anyone who needs it, regardless of his or her ability to pay with pre- and post-operative care that rivals the highest quality health care throughout the world. Dr. Ruit developed a suture less form of cataract surgery, a technique allowing safe, high-volume, low-budget operations. A masterful surgeon, he performs dozens of flawless cataract operations at eye camps over a 12-hour day. Working tirelessly at the operating table he says “the surgical…
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Considered second only to His Holiness Dalai Lama in the spiritual hierarchy of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin is the revered 41st Patriarch of the unbroken lineage of Khon and the head of the Sakya tradition, one of the four main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism dating back to 1073. ‘Sakya Trizin’ means ‘Throne Holder of the Sakya’. The Sakya teachings are held to be especially strong and powerful because the family holds the Emanation of Manjushri within itself.…
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Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche Jikmé Chökyi Senge (Wyllie: shes chen rab ’byams rin po che ’jigs med chos kyi seng ge) took birth in 1966 as the grandson of Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the prominent non sectarian rime (ris med or no preference) master. He started obtaining teachings from his grandfather, who brought him up when he was only three years of age. Throughout the long period of twentyfive years, he attended and received teachings and initiations from Ven.…
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Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, an author, translator, and photographer. He has lived, studied, and worked in the Himalayan region for over forty years. Matthieu Ricard is the main coordinator for Karuna-Shechen, a charitable non-profit association with branches throughout the world. Karuna- Shechen provides education, medical and social services, care of the elderly, and assistance to individuals in need. Here are some questions about how to be truly happy in our lives and the pragmatic answers given by Ven.…
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