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Parliament of the World’s Religions Opening Plenary
Cover Story

Tzu Chi Joins the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions

For a week, from August 14-18, 2023, a large Tzu Chi delegation participated in the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) in Chicago, Illinois, an event gathering civic, spiritual, and grassroots changemakers in the windy city. Held at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center, part of the McCormick Place campus, the largest convention center in North America, located on Chicago’s lakefront, the PoWR brought together over 7,000 people from nearly 100 countries, representing over 200 spiritual traditions.

Shih De Yuan (middle), Shih De Cheng (left), and Shih De Huang (right)
Feature Story

On a Mission to Bring Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Light to Chicago

From the moment Ven. Shih De Yuan, Ven. Shih De Cheng, and Ven. Shih De Huang set foot in Chicago, Illinois, on August 12, 2023, the Tzu Chi family surrounded them with love and care. The three Dharma Masters flew in from Taiwan, where they live in the Jing Si Abode in Hualien alongside Ven. Dharma Master Cheng Yen. They had come to join the Tzu Chi delegation participating in the Parliament of the World’s Religions (PoWR) that would run from August 14 to 18 at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center on Chicago’s lakefront.

Attendees gather for the ninth Tzu Chi Global Symposium for Common Goodness at Harvard University

Symposium at Harvard Breaks New Ground

Followers of the Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen (the founder of Tzu Chi), including Tzu Chi volunteers and supporters around the world, have long known and embraced her message of compassion in action, reaped its spiritual benefits, and witnessed its profound impacts…

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Welcome to Issue 66 of the Tzu Chi USA Journal. It’s with a heavy heart that I share some unfortunate news. A great man, role model, Tzu Chi volunteer, former CEO of Tzu Chi USA, and a friend to all, Han Huang or Bro Han, as many of us called him, has passed away.

Dharma Stories

Seizing the Opportunities to Do Good

There was once a renowned swordsman in Japan who hoped to see his son follow in his footsteps, and thus, the father introduced his son to a friend under whom he could study the art of swordsmanship.

Master's Teaching

Cherishing this Beautiful World

Master Cheng Yen’s Teachings Translated and Compiled by the Dharma as Water Team Published #70 | Fall 2023 Issue SHARE:  A society is made up

Feature Story

Tzu Chi USA Relief Efforts

By Ida Eva Zielinska Published #70 | Fall 2023 Issue Providing Ongoing Disaster Relief in Hawaii On September 3, Tzu Chi hosts its second wildfire

Dharma Q&A


By Ida Eva Zielinska Published #70 | Summer 2023 Issue SHARE Dharma Master Cheng Yen responds to questions and comments from visitors, volunteers, staff, and