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The nunnery feels solemn again after the completion of the repair work. The re-opening ceremony was graced by 300 Dharma Masters and guests. [Photograph by Ng Kee Seng]

When Thrangu Tara Abbey in Kathmandu, Nepal, was severely damaged from the two earthquakes in 2015, Tzu Chi promised to assist in the repair work. Now, the repair and reinforcement work, undertaken by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, has been completed, and Tzu Chi was invited to attend the handover and re-opening ceremony.

At the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, candle lights held in hands highlighted the themes of the formations. [Photograph by Ngeu Keng Boon]

An evening shower washed away the intense heat that persisted in the day. It brought a sense of rejuvenating freshness. Volunteers gathered at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall at 7 pm on May 12, 2018, to celebrate the 3-in-1 occasion of Buddha Day, Mother’s Day and Global Tzu Chi Day.

Along with the chanting of the Buddha’s name, the participants performed a prostration following every three steps. In so doing, they rid their ego and strengthen their determination to walk the Bodhisattva Path. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On May 1, 2018, Tzu Chi volunteers celebrated the 52nd Anniversary of Tzu Chi by participating in a prostrating pilgrimage event. It was organized for volunteers and public members alike. About 1,800 of them performed the steps and prostrations in uniformity, wholeheartedly and firmly. It was by no means easy, but with courage and determination, they went on, bowing low and on their knees; helping them to be humble and calm their minds.

The relationship between Vishalini and her mother, Saraswathy, has improved after a near death experience. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Seventeen-year-old Vishalini a/p Chandra shared the true meaning of filial piety with the students and parents at the Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony.

Through his involvement in voluntary service, Wong Jum Tong gradually gained his confidence in interacting with others. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

He used to be a shy teenager, who always stayed at home and had a limited social life. As time passed, he developed social anxiety. Thanks to the Tzu Chi Study Grant & Awards Scheme, he was asked to involve himself in voluntary service. With love and care from volunteers, he managed to overcome his psychological barriers and break through his self-imposed limitations to serve.

Zunaida’s four children attended Tzu Chi Study Grant & Awards Presentation Ceremony on November 5, 2017, and were all presented with Academic Progress Awards. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

While an unexpected misfortune forced the young children to grow from their carefree world to cope with the agony in life, human warmth has walked them through the darkness into light.

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremonies to help needy students cope with their school fees in the new school year. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

In view of the fact that some students were forced to quit school due to financial difficulties, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor launched the Happy Schooling Scheme to provide needy students with financial aid, so that they could complete their studies successfully and contribute to society when they grow up.

Tzu Chi volunteers interacted happily with the children at the Phenday Care Children Home. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

More than two years since a massive earthquake rattled Nepal, Tzu Chi volunteers have not stopped caring for the survivors. On December 3, 2017, more than 20 volunteers from Tzu Chi KL &Selangor and Nepal sent daily supplies and love to the orphans.

Shameta received the Diligence Award from a volunteer. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On the Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony held at Tzu Chi Taman Seraya Community Centre, Shameta a/p Mathavan Thevar, a recipient of the Diligence Award, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Tzu Chi for the financial aid and long-lasting companionship. Thanks to the love from society, she gets to enjoy her study life.

Shanmugam (right) received the Academic Progress Award and held up his award during the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

Being a well-behaved and thoughtful boy, Shanmugam would return home immediately after school to help his mum with household chores, clean his grandfather’s wounds, and reduce the burden for his uncle. His family is the centre of his life, and they have high hopes for him. Though this means that Shanmugam would not have much time for his friends or entertainment, he is willing to make that sacrifice.

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