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Celebrate Buddha Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi Day

Celebrate Buddha Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi DayThe second Sunday of May is a very special day, as there are three meaningful occasions that fall on that day: Mother's Day, Buddha Day, and Tzu Chi Day. The second Sunday of May is Mother's Day in Taiwan. In 2000, it was designated by Taiwan's government as the official Buddha Day in Taiwan. In Tzu Chi, it became the official Global Tzu Chi Day following Tzu Chi's 30th anniversary. (Tzu Chi was founded on March 24, 1966 on the lunar calendar.)Full story
 

Foundation Starts Fourth Village for Typhoon Morakot Survivors

On April 26, the foundation broke ground on a fourth village in southern Taiwan for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot , which struck the island last August. The new village will provide homes for 167 families belonging to the Rukai, one of the aboriginal peoples of the island, who lost their mountain homes to the typhoon.

More than 1,500 people, including Taiwan Prime Minister Wu Dunyi, took part in t... Full story

Opens Second Village for Typhoon Morakot Survivors

The foundation opened its second village for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot , which devastated south Taiwan in August last year. It completed the eight homes in the village, in Gaoshu, Pingtung county, in three months and handed the keys of five of them to the new residents. Full story

Foundation Builds Third Village for Typhoon Survivors

Tzu Chi is building a third village in southern Taiwan for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot last August. It aims to have the first 22 completed by June or July. The other two villages, with more than 760 homes completed, are in Shanlin and Gaoshu. Full story

Many Religions, Nationalities Attend Tzu Chi Prayer Service in Haiti

People from different religions and nations attended a large service organized by the foundation on Easter Saturday in Haiti’s national soccer stadium to pray for the souls of the dead and a better future for its people. The meeting, attended by 1,700 people, was the largest religious event in the country since the devastating earthquake in January and marked the end of the first phase of Tzu Chi’... Full story
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