Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation

May 23rd
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Donate to Queensland & NSW Floods Appeal

In addition to the current support that we’re providing at the evacuation centres in Brisbane, we will also be joining the clean-up efforts, and distribute aid to the most heavily impacted suburbs in Queensland and NSW. Volunteering through participating in the disaster relief operations is one way to offer assistance. Another way would be to invite friends and families to support through donation...

Delivering Christmas Warmth and Joy to Residents of Social Housings

Link Wentworth Community Housing, which is responsible for the management of social housing, have had collaborated with Tzu Chi previously to prepare food distributions. They acknowledge Tzu Chi’s management approach, and volunteers’ commitment and efficiency, so they initiated another collaboration with Tzu Chi Foundation. On the morning of December 21, 22 Tzu Chi volunteers prepared 100 Christm...

Delivers First Stems Cells to Russian Patient

The Buddhist Tzu Chi Stem Cells Center delivered its first donation to a patient from Russia -- which will save his life. The chance of a match, between a Chinese donor from Taiwan and a Russian recipient, was more than a million to one.

Global Company Certifies Tzu Chi Recycled Goods as 'Green' Gold

Turning Trash Into Gold
The thousands of volunteers who recycle waste materials like to say that they are turning garbage into gold. Now this 'gold' has been certified as 'green' by one of the world's most qualified judges.

Seizing the Present Moment

Seizing the Present Moment [ Master's Teachings ] Time is something that I talk about frequently, especially in terms of how it just keeps on passing by, non-stop. The Buddha spoke about time in three periods: the past, the present, and the future.

How Do you Enlighten a Heart to Help Others?

How Do you Enlighten a Heart to Help Others? There was once a male student who graduated with a college degree in Science & Technology. However, he thought his interests did not align and he considered switching to Traditional Chinese Medicine.
He asked: How do you inspire a heart to save others?

How it started

Tzu Chi’s Australian footprints first appeared in Brisbane in 1991 when one of our longtime members settled down there from Taiwan.

Tzu Chi Missions

In 1966, Dharma Master Cheng Yen established the Tzu Chi Foundation in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan. With the spirit of self-discipline, diligence, frugality, and perseverance, Tzu Chi set out to help the poor and relieve suffering. Over time, the foundation’s mission started with Charity and extended into Medicine, Education, and Humanistic Culture. Tzu Chi originated in the remote Hualie...