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Some 4,800 people came for the Buddha Bathing Ceremony held at Melaka International Trade Centre. [Photograph by Chin Fook Kuen]

Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake on April 25, 2015. Every attendee who participated in the Buddha Bathing Ceremony this year had sincerely hoped that their earnest prayers would bring more blessings to Nepal.

Nine-year-old Wang Hui Xi, who had four fundraising experiences, donated RM50 from the study grant she received recently to the earthquake victims. [Photograph by Lau Poh Ling]

Tzu Chi volunteers at Kluang took to the streets to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims, on top of praying piously for them at fellowships. Tzu Chi care recipients* and young children also took part in the fundraising, doing their part in helping others in need.

In preparation for Tzu Chi’s 3-in-1 celebration, volunteers formed a team working non-stop to produce delicious and nutritious buns for the visitors to take away, thus creating good affinity with them. [Photograph by Lim Shy Tean]

For eleven days from April 27, the aroma of buns emanating from the kitchen would fill the atmosphere at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. Every day, 30 people, comprising volunteers and public members would put aside their daily work to produce buns for the Buddha Bathing Ceremony so as to create good affinity with attendees. A total of 12,000 plain buns and 5,000 vegetarian stuffed-buns were produced.

Students and parents of Tzu Chi’s Da Ai Kindergartens took part in the public session of Buddha Bathing Ceremony. [Photograph by Lai Jih Chuan]

A total of 139 students from Tzu Chi’s kindergartens in Kuala Lumpur (Pandan Indah and Kepong) and 304 family members attended the 2015 Tzu Chi’s 3-in-1 celebration of Buddha’s Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi’s Day at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall.

Nepalese Om Bahokluzkumar, who came to the ceremony with colleagues, folded his palms and prayed reverently for the affected ones in his home country. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On May 10, 2015, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held a joint celebration of Buddha’s Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi Day. This year, 86 Nepalese workers had attended the ceremony. Through the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, they felt the great compassion of the Buddha, and offered their blessings to their affected countrymen.

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor and Klang jointly organized the celebration of Buddha’s Day, Mother’s Day and Tzu Chi’s Day at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, for a crowd of 12,000 people. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

At the break of dawn, image of “The Awakened One” (Buddha) sprinkling Dharma water over mankind from a bowl held in one hand, and gently touching the Earth with the other, could be seen at the Buddha bathing platform. The water signifies wisdom, while the touch signifies compassion, both symbolizing His great love towards nature and all beings.

From embarrassment to feeling at ease, Indra and Vija bowed deeply to a young donor. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

When Yo Bee Kiow decided to participate in Tzu Chi’s street fundraising for the quake victims in Nepal, she invited her factory manager and Nepalese workers to join her. In the course of soliciting donations on the streets, the Nepalese began to see hope for their folks at home.

David Liu flew to Kathmandu to join Tzu Chi’s Disaster and Medical Relief Team alone. He reported the large crowd at the airport, and took a selfie photo.[Photograph by David Liu]

“From the initial 1 hour 10 minutes flight, the plane had to circle many rounds in Kathmandu’s airspace before it could finally land.” That was a short note by Malaysian volunteer, David Liu, who set off for Kathmandu on April 28. It was only after landing safely that he poured out his feelings over the long 24-hour journey via the Internet.

Dr. Chao You-chen reads an x-ray photo through the sun at a hospital court yard. (Photo provided by Tzu Chi Foundation; date: 2015/04/28)

On the afternoon of April 28, the medical relief team from the Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu to start work after the devastating earthquake. They were carrying one tonne of emergency medicines and will begin medical service on April 29.