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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.

Tzu Chi Commissioners made offerings of fresh flowers and fruits with a pious heart. [Photograph by Sam Pin Fook]

In conjunction with the 7th Lunar month, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held the Earth Treasury Sutra Chanting-cum-Prayer Ceremony to pray for world peace. Volunteers also initiated the “Rasa Sayang Vegetarian Get-together” a month earlier, to promote the true meaning of the Ullambana Festival, and encourage everyone to refrain from offering sacrifices and observe a vegetarian diet.

With an ensemble of western and oriental musical instruments, Huang Yi Qiao’s family of four presented a few well-known songs amid a lovely ambience. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

What a joy to listen to lovely music and touching sharing! For the first time on August 7, 2016, the “Musical Appreciation Night” performance by the Huang family was held at the Sutra Lecture Hall of KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. With an ensemble of western and oriental musical instruments, Huang Yi Qiao’s family of four presented some well-known popular numbers. The afternoon and evening sessions attracted more than 2,000 people, making that Sunday a memorable one for many.

Standing in front of the Buddha images, public members made their vows and transference of merits. [Photograph by Lau Poh Ling]

Volunteers of Paloh town in Kluang successfully conducted the prayer ceremony during the 7th Lunar month for the second year at the school hall of SJK(C) Paloh.

Volunteer Huang Yi Qiao interacted with students from the Chinese orchestra of Chung Hwa High School. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

“My first name is Huang hence we call ourselves the Huang Quartet,” explained senior Huang. The family has expounded Dharma using melodious music and life stories. “A harmonious society begins with a harmonious family. Only when a family is in harmony will society be in harmony. Our tour this time round is actually a form of carrying out Tzu Chi work.”

Photo shows Sia Loh Tih pressing her palms together to pay homage to the Guan Yin Bodhisattva idol at home. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Sia Loh Tih would see a certain fortune teller yearly to find out the months she should perform life liberation, light blessing lamps in the temple, avoid going to the hospitals, avoid encountering some villains, and so on. She was concerned with all these until…