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Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
As part of Singapore’s 56th National Day celebrations, some 250 migrant workers from over five dormitories were able to let their hair down and engage in various activities organised by several non-profit organisations including Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre.
An insight into Jing Si Books and Café; uncovering what differentiates it from the other cafés out there.
Despite several constraints and challenges brought about by the pandemic over the past year, Tzu Chi Great Love Student Care Centre has managed to press on in nurturing the students under its care.
On September 2, 2021, at 7 a.m., the first batch of 932,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine touched down at Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan. They are the first of 15 million doses purchased through the joint efforts of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Charity Foundation . . .
With two natural disasters hitting Haiti in quick succession in the month of August, the country was left in limbo. Tzu Chi volunteers decided to step up to provide aid, in hope of speeding up the recovery process of the affected Haiti people.
Tzu Chi Vietnam distributed aid to more than 6,900 needy families in the first half of 2021 to help them overcome the financial challenges of COVID-19. A relief operation like this may not have been difficult to carry out in normal times, but these aren’t normal times. Nothing is easy or straightforward in a pandemic.
Me and my family escaped Thomas Fire but not Montecito Mudslide. We lost everything we owned overnight and many of the people I knew have died in the mudslide.
After losing her job amid COVID-19, Susan Tan found refuge in volunteering for the mask sewing project and has since regained her confidence to pick up a new skill set and get ready for job hunting.
This is the first time that I organised a donation drive which involved the whole school. From this activity, I could feel that we were all (as a school) working hard together to do something good for society.
What does “recite without the thought of reciting” mean?
That is to recite Buddha’s name naturally and always contemplating about Buddha. Naturally, one will no longer think about “me” and thus forget about the ego-self.
Does Buddhism believe in one god or many deities?
Buddhism believes that everyone can become a Buddha and everyone is kind in nature, people are just temporarily blinded by mental afflictions and ignorance.
A Brahman’s Dog
It is imperative for all to cultivate the right mindfulness in all aspects of life. A negative and unwholesome mind will lead to negative consequences in the future.
Creating Karmic Affinity
Through making good vows, can one create good karma. However, the vows must be of the right direction and uphold with great intention. Only with good intention, goodwill and perseverance, can our goals be achieved.
For more than 27 years, Tzu Chi Singapore has been providing direct aid and care to underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Currently, we focus our efforts in the following key areas:
You can help make a difference to the lives of the needy by volunteering with us or giving to where it is needed most. Join us in bringing lasting change to the underprivileged and experience the joy of giving!