Tzu Chi volunteers in the south American country of Ecuador have launched a ‘Cash-for-Relief’ program to help residents clean their communities after damage caused by torrential rain. It is the foundation’s second project in the country after relief provided after a serious earthquake in April 2016.
For people living below the poverty line who can only afford one meal a day, a 20-kg pack of rice means more than just food. In the Philippines, when care recipients receive a sack of rice, they want to share it with their neighbors. They are rich in mind and full of loving kindness.
[Master's Teachings]In walking the Bodhisattva Path, we are to help all living beings. To do that, we must have compassion, which is to emulate the Buddha’s heart. If we want to nurture our heart to be like the Buddha’s, we must always harbor good thoughts. By taking care of our heart, we’ll always harbor good thoughts and prevent the five spiritual tox […]
[Master's Teachings]Many people are blessed with material wealth and live comfortably. However, not all of them are happy because they are constantly worrying about how to protect their fortune and multiply their wealth; they don’t enjoy what they have. Their worries and afflictions stem from not knowing correct life principles. The Buddha teaches us th […]
[Master's Teachings]Last year was Tzu Chi’s 50th year. In April, we will celebrate our 51st anniversary. This will mark the beginning of a new era for us. During the past half-century, Tzu Chi has overcome many obstacles to become the foundation it is today, with volunteers giving of themselves just as they did when we first began to help those in need […]