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With a 90-degree bow, a volunteer respectfully presented a gift pack and a red envelope of blessings and wisdom to an attendee at the Year-end Blessing Ceremony. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

Following the Year-end Blessing Ceremony held for the Chinese-speaking community, Tzu Chi Klang organized a special Year-end Blessing Ceremony on January 12, 2019, for the non-Chinese speaking group. Transcending language and religion, the event was wholly conducted in Tamil and Malay to enable the attendees to better understand Tzu Chi.

At the Ceremony, 355 volunteers presented a sutra adaptation performance of five Great Vows from the “Twelve Great Vows of the Medicine Buddha”, immersing the audience in the sea of Dharma to gain a deeper understanding of the “Medicine Buddha Sutra”. [Photograph by Lee Wei Kean]

The “Medicine Buddha Sutra” serves to remind all to nurture compassion and selfless benevolence towards humanity from within, as well as to seize every opportunity to learn and practise the way of the Dharma and cultivate wisdom in order to foster universal peace and harmony.

A total of 36 care recipients, their family members and residents of welfare homes attended the year-end distribution event in Segamat. [Photograph by Kang Miew Tiang]

As part of Tzu Chi’s Charity Mission, Tzu Chi volunteers in Segamat organized a year-end distribution event for its care recipients. The kindness shown by the volunteers warmed the hearts of the care recipients and evoked the love in them.

Each red envelope of blessing and wisdom is a token of gratitude and blessings from Master Cheng Yen. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

The 2018 Year-end Blessing Ceremony organized by Tzu Chi Malacca walked the audience through Tzu Chi’s footprints traversed during the 12 months of 2018 – good deeds that benefitted a large number of people across the globe – made possible only through the collective kindness and efforts of donors and volunteers alike. Within a year, over 10,000 people benefitted from the small acts of kindness gathered from the public – such multiplier effect can only be achieved on a collective basis. Some volunteers also had the opportunity to be part of disaster relief missions overseas, thus creating good affinities with many across the globe.

Fanny Juan, who found the value of her life in Tzu Chi, shared how selfless giving fills her daily life with positive energy and joy. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Kindness begins with me, each of us counts. Shiky Koh brought along her two aunties, uncle and a friend to join the “Mission of Love” event held at the Tzu-Chi Free Clinic in Pudu. Having realized the power of kindness through the event, they decided to join as Tzu Chi volunteers, to bring love and kindness to everyone.

Tzu Chi Muar organized the “20 Years of Great Love Musical Dinner” at Bakri Junction Ballroom, to raise funds for the construction of Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall in Muar. Picture shows everyone singing “We Are One Family”. [Photograph by Lim Mui Hock]

For the third year, Tzu Chi Muar hosted a fundraising dinner for the construction of Muar Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. In addition to the performances, something special was prepared this time round. Local and overseas chefs gathered to prepare “Eight Treasure Box” for the kind-hearted donors. The scene was filled with love and the joy of selfless giving.

Participants welcomed six Dharma Masters from the Jing Si Abode and fourteen volunteers and staff from Tzu Chi Taiwan Headquarters, to share the Dharma and their experiences. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

This is the time of the year for all Tzu Chi volunteers to free themselves from their busy schedules and return to their spiritual home for a retreat and revitalize themselves through the training. The theme this year was, “Passing on the Jing Si Dharma Lineage for everyone to nurture their wisdom-life with a pure heart, and flourishing the Tzu Chi path for everyone to strengthen the spirit of working in unity and harmony with mutual love and concerted effort”. With sincere gratitude to the predecessors who paved the path, the successors vowed to shoulder the responsibility of passing on the Dharma Lineage and propagating the Tzu Chi path.

Tzu Chi Malacca organized a charity fair for the construction of Muar Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

After 11 years, Tzu Chi Malacca once again organized a grand scale charity fair, and this time, it was to raise funds for the construction of Muar Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It saw people from all walks of life, races, and age groups coming forward with enthusiastic support for the event.

A total of 1,209 volunteers attended the “4-in-1 Cadre Training Camp” organized by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

The gist of Jing Si Dharma Lineage lies in diligence. While carrying out missions amongst the people, one cultivates inner calmness; and while helping others, one purifies one’s mind. Tzu Chi path on the other hand, advocates the practice of the Six Paramitas while serving humanity. Through these, one learns to count one’s blessings and guide others towards the right path.

Tan Kim Kiak used to make offerings during the 7th Lunar month. Now, she feels peaceful within by just praying with a sincere heart. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

When things do not go smoothly, or when faced with a tight financial situation, some people tend to fall into a state of confusion, suspicion and sorrow. They would then turn to divine beings for spiritual support and solutions to their problems.

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