<div id=”watch-uploader-info”><strong class=”watch-time-text”>Published on Nov 20, 2014</strong></div>
<p id=”eow-description”>Toward Happiness and Freedom in Your Life:
A buddhist monk talks about secular compassion and social justice.
The Venerable Pomnyun stopped by Google for a conversation with Chade-Meng Tan.
Venerable Pomnyun Sunim is the chairman of The Peace Foundation in Seoul, which supports policy research and analysis aimed at Korean unification and humanitarian issues in North Korea. He concurrently serves as the chairman of Good Friends for Peace, Human Rights, and Refugee Issues, whose weekly publication “North Korea Today” provides detailed, up-to-date information about conditions on the ground in North Korea. Venerable Pomnyun is also chairman of the Join Together Society, an international relief agency with offices worldwide, including in North Korea. He has worked extensively to supply humanitarian aid to famine victims in North Korea and defend the human rights of North Korean refugees in China. A respected buddhist monk, he is also a Zen master with the Seoul-based JungTo Society, which he originally established in 1988 to facilitate self-improvement through volunteerism.</p>