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Biography of Dharma Master Cheng Yen

Dharma Master Cheng Yen was born in 1937 in Qingshui, a small town in Taichung County, Taiwan. As her father's brother was childless, at a young age, she was adopted by him and his wife to raise as their own, a common practice in that era. Her new family later moved to Fengyuan City, Taichung County. When Dharma Master Cheng Yen was seven, the Second World War brought air raids upon Japanese-occup... Full story

Master Cheng Yen's Jing Si Aphorisms

"Following and applying the teachings of Buddha in our daily lives and transforming ourselves into living Bodhisattvas” is the goal that Master Cheng Yen has ardently, and without reservation, pursued for more than four decades. How can one combine the Buddha’s teachings and life lessons? How can one make the Bodhisattva path the spiritual goal of present day people? Master Cheng Yen accomplishes th... Full story

Jing Si Abode

Jing Si Abode is the epic center of the World of Tzu Chi; it is also “the hometown for heart and soul” for all Tzu Chi volunteers and followers around the world. Seeing the tidy simplicity and tranquil grandeur of the halls here, those of us who come here to seek the root and witness the source will have better comprehension of the mettle of Tzu Chi to endure difficulties at the initial establishi... Full story

The Right Direction for the Mind

The Right Direction for the Mind [ Master's Teachings ]
The Great Conduct Bodhisattva said: “With another day gone, our lives become shorter.” With each day that passes, we lose a day of our lives; with each year gone by, we have that much less life. Time never pauses, and our lives march inexorably on. Shouldn’t we be alarmed? Full story

Eating Less to Help the Poor

Eating Less to Help the Poor [ Master's Teachings ]
What is a poor person's life like? In Jakarta, Indonesia our Tzu Chi volunteers discovered a poor family of twelve: a grandmother living with her daughter and her ten grandchildren inside a very crammed house. This 65-year-old grandmother herself had borne eleven children but nine of them died because her family was always too poor to afford medical treatment when they were ill... Full story

[Master’s Teaching]
How fast time flies; the Chinese New Year will soon be upon us.Full story

Living Worthwhile Lives

Living Worthwhile Lives [ Master's Teachings ]
My first thought each morning when I wake up is always one of thankfulness. I’m thankful that I’m still alive, that I can think clearly, and that I can move my hands and feet freely. My second thought is always to seize the day and live it with pious sincerity. Full story

The Great Things Love Can Achieve: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief

The Great Things Love Can Achieve: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief [ Master's Teachings ]
The Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster in the Philippines was truly a world-shocking calamity. In intensity, it was the most powerful typhoon in history ever to make landfall. But, it was also massive in size. Given such intensity and size, it was tremendously destructive. Full story
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