Reflections on TCCA’s 30th Annual Leadership Conference

101 Tzu Ching students from all over the United States gather alongside Tzu Chi volunteers to hold their first in-person Tzu Chi Collegiate Association (TCCA) Leadership Conference since the pandemic began. Photo/Bohan Chen Written by Wen Tseng, Katie Chu, Christina Chang   Translated by Hong (Ariel) ChanEdited by Adriana DiBenedetto Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue SHARE The light of a single firefly may be limited, but many fireflies together can light

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A Safe Haven for Ukrainian Children Sheltered in Poland

A Safe Haven for Ukrainian Children Sheltered in Poland Written by Ida Eva Zielinska Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue Marek Kolbowicz, co-owner of the Szafir Center in Poland sheltering Ukrainian children who escaped the war in their homeland, officially accepts Tzu Chi’s long-term aid. Photo/DaAi TV Team SHARE It was 10 o’clock at night when the phone at the Szafir Conference and Leisure Center in Poland rang and Marek

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To Help and to Heal: Tzu Chi’s Global GivingTuesday Journey

To Help and To Heal: Tzu Chi’s Global #GIVINGTUESDAY Journey Written by Adriana DiBenedetto  Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue Tzu Chi USA’s 2021 charity concert celebrates the power of compassion in action through art and music. Photo/Tzu Chi Media Production Center SHARE Pure and sincere love is the force behind world harmony and humanity’s hope. Jing Si Aphorism by Dharma Master Cheng Yen Across the globe, on the first

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With Blessings and Affinities, We Dedicate Ourselves to Sentient Beings

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated by the Dharma as Water Team Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue SHARE: Wholeheartedly gather the power of love and create a cycle of love. Dharma Master Cheng Yen Every day, there is one word that the world cannot escape from—“suffering.” Even the wealthiest people experience suffering. There is no such thing as a perfect, worry-free life, no world without suffering. For instance, the weather

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Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Global Relief Efforts

By Sophie X. Song and Ida Eva Zielinksa Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue SHARE Chile On June 5, Tzu Chi volunteers go to Colegio San Gregorio de la Salle in La Granja to distribute winter supplies, helping 200 disadvantaged households overcome the difficulties in their lives. The volunteers also hold a free eye clinic and provide eye exams and glasses for students from underprivileged families. Photos/Santiago Service Center Mozambique

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Tzu Chi USA Relief Efforts

By Sophie X. Song, Ida Eva Zielinska Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue SHARE Education and Celebration of Student Success Students serve tea to their parents to express their gratitude at a ceremony on May 14, celebrating the successful conclusion of the academic year at Tzu Chi Academy in Miami, Florida, and sending off the 2022 graduating class. Photo/Chai-Hwa Chen Students perform a Tang poetry recitation during the 2022 graduation ceremony

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By Ida Eva Zielinska Published #66 | Fall 2022 Issue SHARE Dharma Master Cheng Yen responds to questions and comments from visitors, volunteers, staff, and disciples. Letting Children Develop Naturally Question: “Master, what is the appropriate way to discipline children?” Answer: “Raising children is like planting saplings. If you intentionally give too much water and nutrients to the soil, the roots will quickly rot. Children are the same. You should

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