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Tulku Damcho Rinpoche visited KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall in the company of three Nepalese Lamas and over 40 members of Thrangu Dharma Society Malaysia. [Photograph by Wong Mun Heng]

On June 2, 2018, Tulku Damcho Rinpoche, accompanied by three Lamas from Nepal and more than 40 members of Thrangu Dharma Society Malaysia, visited KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It was truly a significant visit with the hope of fostering better interaction between both parties.

Buddha Day Ceremony held on May 13, 2018 at Malacca Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Heng Ching Chuan]

Ever since Tzu Chi Chapters worldwide celebrate the joint occasion of Buddha Day, Mother's Day and Global Tzu Chi Day on the second Sunday of May each year, it has become a special date/occasion between Tzu Chi Malacca and the public. This year’s celebration was not only graced by Buddhist Dharma Masters, Catholic priests and nuns, but also the newly appointed Chief Minister of Malacca.

On March 17, 2018, English Group had its monthly Fellowship, themed “The Path towards a Harmonious Marriage”. [Photograph by Ong Boon Hock]

The theme, “The Path towards a Harmonious Marriage”, for the Tzu Chi English Group March Fellowship was both timely and fitting in the current materialistic climate of tumultuous family relationships and broken marriages. Two couples were on hand to relate their views and experiences.

After nine surgeries and successfully fighting against cancer, Teh Seng Lim continues to serve as a documenting volunteer for Tzu Chi activities. Although he is 69, he serves with the spirit of a 19-year-old. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]

Having experienced a roller-coaster ride in life, 69-year-old Teh Seng Lim decided to set out again from the starting point, with the mindset of a 19-year-old. He hopes that from now on, life is more than medical records. He looks forward to writing life stories of others and recording a myriad of stories about gratitude and love.

Chin Chee Shong attended the Year-end Blessing Ceremony held on December 31, 2017, with assistance from volunteers. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

Chin Chee Shong, a recycling volunteer in Malacca, met with a road accident. When he was discharged from the hospital, Tzu Chi volunteers brought him home, and thereafter, carried him up and down the stairs from his home on the first floor of a flat and send him to the hospital for follow-up visits, until his wounds healed. Such attentive and loving care touched his daughter so much that she produced a video footage about this to share on the Internet.

With red spring couplets in their hands, the volunteers were ready to walk amongst the crowd to send out their well wishes. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

On January 28, 2018, the usually solemn KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall was filled with festive joy, with volunteers gathering at the main entrance with red spring couplets in their hands, ready to send out their well wishes to the public.

Pang Woo Kiong and wife treasure Master’s red envelopes very much. They could both feel the Master’s love and blessings in the red envelopes. [Photograph by Ng Min Hui]

Every year, Tzu Chi volunteer Pang Woo Kiong and wife, Cheng Tim Yang, would look forward to the Year-end Blessing Ceremony. It is not just the time for them together with fellow Tzu Chi volunteers to reflect on the past year’s happenings and future undertakings, but also the moment to receive red envelopes from Master Cheng Yen. To both of them, the red envelopes come with blessings and love.

Yong Kum Thong (2nd left) and his family shared their stories on stage during the Year-end Blessing Ceremony in the company of volunteer, Lim Lea Kuai. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

With ten months of financial aid from Tzu Chi, Yong Kum Thong, a former care recipient, has fully recovered from tuberculosis and returned to work. Now, he is not only able to cope with his living expenses himself, but he also donates towards Tzu Chi International School Kuala Lumpur.

Yong Mun Fei (left) accompanied Chan Peng Chee (right) at the Year-end Blessing Ceremony. The latter happily donated his savings in the bamboo bank. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

“I am such a blessed man. Although I own nothing, I lack nothing either,” Tzu Chi care recipient Chan Peng Chee said smilingly. Poverty and illness did not make him feel unfortunate, instead, he taps into the wellspring of love within and asks for nothing more.

Holding the red envelopes from Master Cheng Yen prompted the volunteers to reflect on whether they have put compassion into action and grown in wisdom. [Photograph by Charlie Kam How Chan]

The Year-end Blessing Ceremony held annually by Tzu Chi Chapters worldwide is an extra meaningful event for the volunteers. While receiving Master Cheng Yen’s red envelopes, they also reflect on whether they have put compassion into action and grown in wisdom in the past one year.

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