Compassion In Action

Mitgefühl in Aktion e.V. (MiA), "Compassion in Action", is an independent Buddhist relief organization and the European partner of Buddhist Global Relief, USA. It was founded in 2019, following an initiative of the Suttanta Community together with Bhikkhu Bodhi.


Working in partnership with BGR, MiA supports projects to relieve the suffering of chronic hunger and poverty worldwide. MiA’s projects are designed to “help people help themselves,” with a strong focus on hunger relief; girls’ and women’s education; sustainability; and emergency aid in crisis areas.

MiA is entirely self-supported and volunteer-run, so that every donation directly supports work on the ground. MiA is recognized as a nonprofit aid organization based in Hamburg. For more information how to get involved please write to


Together, we are doing much essential good work to relieve the suffering of people around the world, giving them the chance to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, often under bleak conditions.


(Bhikkhu Bodhi, Founder of BGR and Patron of MiA) 

Our goals

A. Direct help

  • Quick help in disaster struck areas, which benefits those suffering directly and not governments.
  • Providing direct food aid for people suffering from hunger and malnutrition.

B. Long term development work

  • Sensible and sustainable ecological projects in areas affected by hunger.
  • Supporting the development of advanced methods for sustainable food production.
  • Supporting the education and training of girls and women as a means to ensure livelihood security and to fight poverty.

C. Habitat conservation

  • - Supporting social justice, ecologically responsible economic practices, climate justice and environmental protection.