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Volunteers welcomed others with rounds of applause during the opening ceremony. [Photograph by Zhan Jin De]

From October 20, a delegation of 250 trainee commissioners accompanied by 47 volunteers and staff from Tzu Chi KL & Selangor successively set out for Taiwan to partake in 2016 Certification Training Camp for overseas Tzu Chi Commissioners-to-be. The 7D6N programme that took place at Banqiao Jing Si Hall saw the first batch of Master’s Jing Si disciples.

Through sutra copying, volunteers learnt to calm down their body and mind. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

Ever since Taiwanese Tzu Chi volunteer, Huang Yi Qiao, conducted a sutra copying class in August, volunteers, Lai Shao Bin and Phua Sook May decided to hold a similar session at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall as they felt it was a good way for people to calm their minds.

Participants went on stage one by one to receive blessings from Dharma Masters. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

After two days one night, the 2016 KL & Selangor 4-in-1 Cadre Camp came to an end. It is hoped that the 1,600-plus participants would return home with abundant blessings and share the learning in the community. Let kindness spread far and wide, and let’s get ready for the next 50 years!

Master De Rang walked everyone through the history and development of Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

Master De Rang is one of the many early disciples of Master Cheng Yen when Tzu Chi was still budding. In a riveting session, Master De Rang walked everyone through the history and development of Tzu Chi while also sharing a handful of little-known anecdotes about Master Cheng Yen.

David Liu shared his learning from Master Cheng Yen over the years. [Photograph by Ong See Lim]

David Liu, former CEO of Tzu Chi Melaka and Tzu Chi Singapore, is currently residing at the Jing Si Abode and staying close by the Master’s side. In the recent cadre training, his wise words were delivered with wit and humour. Started from the five ways to keep the initial aspiration going, he shared his thoughts on how to be a diligent follower of the Master.

Experienced volunteer, Ji Chen Yue Yun of 78, seized every moment to contribute despite her advanced age. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

Ji Chen Yue Yun, who is fondly known as “Mother Ji”, is a seasoned Taiwan Tzu Chi Commissioner, who has been Master Cheng Yen’s devout disciple for 38 years. Her personal anecdote, “Seedless Watermelon”, was a simple and funny book well-liked by many. Under Master’s guidance, she realized there was ample room for self-improvement. Mother Ji’s trip to KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall to share about her spiritual pursuit as Master’s disciple was her way of reciprocating with gratitude.

Siow Lee Yuen (centre, front row) led Tzu Chi youths in meals preparation for major event for the firtst time. [Photograph by Lai Sui Chin]

A group of Tzu Chi youths stepped up to volunteer themselves in the 4-in-1 Cadre Camp. They were from different varsities and colleges, and some were graduates. Their joyful involvement was contagious and helped create a happy event!

Over 1,600 volunteers from 14 offices in KL & Selangor, Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang attended the 4-in-1 Cadre Camp held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall on Malaysia National Day. [Photograph by Lim Chin Tong]

On August 31, 2016, which coincided with Malaysia National Day, over 1,600 Tzu Chi volunteers from 14 offices in KL & Selangor, Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang attended the 4-in-1 Cadre Camp held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall.

Taiwanese volunteer, Zhang Ming Huang shared the development of recycling mission in his community. [Photograph by Ivan Ooi Yoong Seong]

The more you give, the more you gain. At the 2016 KL & Selangor 4-in-1 Cadre Camp held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall on September 17, Taiwanese volunteer, Zhang Ming Huang was invited to share his journey to happiness through giving.

Sin Thian Poh of 70 felt so blessed to have encountered Buddhism this lifetime. [Photograph by Leng Wan You]

Though participated in the three-day Dharma assembly at Taman Muda Community Centre for the first time, Sin Thian Poh felt blessed to have understood the Karmic Law of Cause and Effect some 20 years ago. An inner peace arose when he chanted the Earth Treasury Sutra reverently.