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Everything has its affinity

Everything has its affinity

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 new skill set and get ready for job hunting.

Spiritual

Small Effort Spreads Great Love

Small Effort Spreads Great Love

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 the society.

Education

A Different Way to Show Appreciation during Covid-19

A Different Way to Show Appreciation during Covid-19

It's been a great time composing and producing an MV with a group of young music enthusiasts to show our appreciation to the medical frontliners amid a pandemic.

Spiritual

A Beautiful Journey with Tzu Chi

A Beautiful Journey with Tzu Chi

The help and support given by Tzu Chi has not only aided Shanger and his family financially, it has evolved them into positive and happy people, who are now keen to do their part to give back to society.

Spiritual

Love is the Language of Our Souls

Love is the Language of Our Souls

In a hospital, we witness the different stages of life, including birth, aging, illness and death as manifestations of suffering. These can be valuable life lessons for everyone. I underwent a unique volunteer experience at the Tzu Chi Medical Center...

Medicine, Reflection

Returning to Our Spiritual Home

Returning to Our Spiritual Home

Prior to this year’s TIMA conference, a few of us (medical volunteers) flew to Taiwan earlier to spend some time volunteering at Jing Si Abode and the Tzu Chi Medical Center, both located in Hualien. Those two weeks spent in Taiwan were one of the best...

Reflection

Life Is so Vulnerable, yet It Can Be Meaningful, Too

Life Is so Vulnerable, yet It Can Be Meaningful, Too

Life can be so vulnerable and fragile. Yet, the beauty of a cultivated person can be so touching and dearly missed. My acquaintance with Sister Bi Lian began many years ago, but I only got to know her in 2011, when Tzu Chi Singapore started its first...

People

TIMA Convention 2019 : “We Are Connected Like One Big Family”

TIMA Convention 2019 : “We Are Connected Like One Big Family”

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.

Medicine

My Journey in “Wisdom at Dawn”

My Journey in “Wisdom at Dawn”

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...

Spiritual

My 8-Week Internship at Tzu Chi as a 17-Year-Old

My 8-Week Internship at Tzu Chi as a 17-Year-Old

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...

People

An Inspiring and Fulfilling Journey with Tzu Chi

An Inspiring and Fulfilling Journey with Tzu Chi

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..

Medicine

What I Have Learned from My Street Fundraising Experience

What I Have Learned from My Street Fundraising Experience

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.

Charity, Reflection

I’m My Daddy’s Eyes

I’m My Daddy’s Eyes

They uprooted their lives, fled Syria, and entered Turkey illegally so that their children could have a brighter future.

Reflection

Six Lessons in Prison

Six Lessons in Prison

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?

Reflection

What Witnessing Suffering Taught Me

What Witnessing Suffering Taught Me

“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…

Reflection

Good News, Bad News - The Fort McMurray Wildfire

Good News, Bad News - The Fort McMurray Wildfire

“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!”

Charity

A Big Hug

A Big Hug

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.

Spiritual

Soundless Cry

Soundless Cry

“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.

People, Reflection