Victor Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong, and attended colleges in Canada and the US. Chan and the Dalai Lama, founded the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education in Vancouver, Canada. They have published two books together, The Wisdom of Forgiveness & Timeless Insights. Chan has known the 14th Dalai Lama since 1972. Co-author with him of two essays, he also wrote a guide of pilgrimage to Tibet.