Altruism in Action

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s sold-out Infamous Annual Dinner an unmitigated success.

Surprise guest Jetsun Pema-la, sister of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, opened the evening by thanking everyone present for “your enduring support.” Matthieu Ricard, affectionately named Mr. Happiness by our chairman, compellingly discussed the intrinsic link between altruism and happiness. He then made an urgent case, in words and images, for compassion that encompasses caring for our whole planet. About the connection between altruism and happiness, he explained, “money doesn’t buy happiness unless it’s given to others.” That’s science.

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of AHF supporters, many, many Himalayan people will have better, happier lives. They are very grateful, and happy, as we all are, that you are part of the AHF family. Thank you again, so very much.

Here are a few highlights from the inspiring night:  

Money doesn’t buy happiness unless it’s given to others. – Matthieu Ricard