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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.

Its strategic location in the office building made the Jing-Si Books & Café a great get-away place to relax and to learn. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

Tzu Chi’s 127th Jing-Si Books & Café internationally and the 24th in Malaysia, opened its doors to the public in Setia Alam, in Shah Alam township recently. It is located on the first floor of Top Glove Tower building, which is owned by Top Glove Corporation. Jing-Si means “Still Thoughts”, hence the Café’s thoughtful decor exudes a cosy and peaceful ambience promoting calmness of spirit and mind.

The participants and volunteers danced together happily. [Photograph by Tony Lai]

Volunteers from Keningau, Tenom, Kota Kinabalu, Labuan and Tambunan jointly organized a new volunteer training conducted fully in the Malay language on August 5, 2018, to encourage more locals to join the ranks of volunteerism.

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company presented the true story of Master Xuanzang’s journey to the West in quest of the Dharma. [Photograph by Ch’ng Kooi Tick]

A group of 40 persons from Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company staged a Chinese opera entitled, ?An Eminent Monk ? Master Xuanzang? at Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The performance about Master Xuanzang?s journey to the West in a quest for the Dharma drew attendance from over 5,000 audience members over the five shows. Through the performance, the audience came to understand the selfless great vow of Master Xuanzang and his unyielding determination to seek the True Dharma despite the formidable obstacles.

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.

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