Even though we may speak different languages and come from different backgrounds, we all share the common goal of serving humanity with the spirit of Great Love. And that is what makes us whole.
What reason would convince you to wake up in the wee hours of every morning? If I tell you that there is a group of people in Singapore who voluntarily get up at such an unearthly hour every day to listen to a Dharma talk, what would your first...
More than a month has passed since I completed my summer internship at Tzu Chi. Although I am already up to my neck in schoolwork, club activities, etc., the lessons that I had learned while serving as an intern in Tzu Chi are still as fresh on my mind...
During the latest Tzu Chi medical aid mission in Laos, I was asked to share my volunteering experience with Tzu Chi, and how I have tried to put my understanding of the Buddha’s teachings into practice. I hope that this sharing would encourage those who..
Many people do have compassionate hearts, and there is a need to create more opportunities to get those hearts into action! Volunteering in a street fundraiser is a meaningful way to realise this aspiration.
They uprooted their lives, fled Syria, and entered Turkey illegally so that their children could have a brighter future.
How do you convince prison inmates who have had a rough journey in life that there is indeed spring at the end of a cold winter?
“It’s been around 20 years since I last saw my only child; he should be more than 20 years old by now…” said a Tzu Chi dialysis beneficiary. Volunteers lent him a listening ear as he grieved over his unhappy past…
“So-o-o, the good news is that you can have some free cushion covers, but the bad news is…” She burst into laughter and, picking up where I had left off, said, “I don’t have a chair!”
It’s been over ten years, but I still clearly remember the tight hug Arbar gave me that evening when I was leaving Bam, Iran.
“Through dedicating ourselves to serving others, we witness the value and dignity of life.” This is a teaching (from Dharma Master Cheng Yen) that I always bear in mind when I do home care visits.
"As inhabitants of the Earth, we are nourished and sustained by Mother Earth who provides us our food and all the resources for life. If she is healthy and well, we will be healthy and well. Our fates are intertwined." — Dharma Master Cheng Yen
I was also touched by the efforts of the recycling volunteers at the Charity Fair. I saw a quiet dignity in them and in the invaluable work they were doing to protect our environment and planet.
Love is the most powerful antidote to the suffering in the world. As I witnessed Tzu Chi volunteers treating distribution recipients respectfully, I knew that the boundaries between religions and ethnicities can be dissolved and that the peoples of the wo
The six people in her own family lived with close to 20 such fellow Burmese. They all lived on one salary, the 900 ringgits that her husband brought home every month. Refugees had to pay their own way at public hospitals, so she cried when she saw...
These three people share one thing in common: Their hearts are full of hope for the future, and they want to encourage people with disabilities by personally setting good examples for them to follow. They are able persons indeed!
The aid recipients were very warm to us. When my accent betrayed me, an old woman asked and discovered my Taiwanese roots. That knowledge prompted her to take my hand and blurt out a series of sentences that I did not understand...