Founder of Richmond’s Bodhi Meditation has donated a total of $400,000 to the Richmond Hospital Foundation to support frontline workers.
During the pandemic, Grandmaster JinBodhi, founder of Bodhi Meditation conducted live online teachings to help everyone worldwide with their physical and mental health.
He painted a piece titled Auspiciousness of Five Blessings with the intention of giving the earnings from it to support local medical institutions in Greater Vancouver.
JinBodhi said that it is “his honour” to be able to contribute to the community.
“In the face of such a devastating pandemic, it is a brave and remarkable act of all medical workers to serve the public on the frontlines,” said JinBodhi.
“We admire them and are all very moved. Thank you to all the medical workers for their hard work and dedication. This donation is a token of our appreciation, support and respect for all medical workers.”
The donation ceremony was attended by Richmond’s Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Candance Hernandez, vice president of Richmond Hospital Foundation, and Dr. Alexiadis, co-senior medical director of Vancouver Coastal Health.
“The Bodhi Meditation centre opened in Richmond over 15 years ago and has since promoted harmony and compassion spanning across the entire community of Richmond and beyond,” said Hernandez.
“Bodhi Meditation’s generous donation will further encourage wellness and help provide enhanced health care to the people of Richmond. We are so thankful for this partnership in building a better and healthier future.”