Compassionate Action

Compassionate Action


Kyabje Chatrul Rinpoche, like the great sages and hermits of the past, has spent most of his life in retreat in the Himilayas. Now in his nineties, this quintessential "hidden yogi," a legend in the Buddhist community, is revered as one of the greatest meditation masters and compassionate bodhisattvas to have lived.

Father Thomas Merton first met Chatrul Rinpoche in 1968 and famously remarked that he was "the greatest man I ever met."

This book includes Chatrul Rinpoche's biography and autobiography, six essays, five self-composed prayers, an interview with the editor, and fourteen pages of photos.