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The first Great Love Performance Night in Tawau attracted 360 people.【Photograph by Lo Chen Fong】

The Great Love Performance Night held in Tawau attracted more than 300 people. They included viewers of Da Ai TV, who had already signed up for the installation, as well as, friends and relatives whom we hope will like this "organic" TV channel.

On the 1st day of the lunar calendar, volunteers chose the Guan Yin Temple to promote the Buddha's Day Ceremony to the many devotees who went to the temple to pray.【Photograph by Teo Bee Swan】

Tzu Chi volunteers in Klang went all out to invite the public to their 2010 Buddha's Day Ceremony and activities that will be held in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of Environmental Protection Mission on May 8-9 at Wisma Teng Chin.

Volunteers visited an Indian village in Sungai Buloh to invite the residents to the Buddha's Day Ceremony.【Photograph by Kok Kim Tho】

In the month-long campaign to invite members of the public to the May 9 Buddha's Day Ceremony in Stadium Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya, the volunteers spared no effort in publicizing it to the public and earnestly inviting them to attend the special event.

Xian Yin Ying is deeply touched when her sons, Jia Yong (in green shirt) and Jia hao (in blue shirt), express their gratitude to her for bringing them up.【Photograph by Lee Ee Hing】

More than 30 Tzu Chi volunteers brought with them a Buddha statue, flowers, fragrant water and some food, to celebrate Buddha's Day and Mother's Day with care-recipient, Madam Xian Yin Ying, and her family at her home.

The Buddha's Day Ceremony organised by Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu attracted more than 400 worshippers.【Photograph by Chan Kwai Mon】

Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu had planned to hold their 2010 Buddha's Day Ceremony outdoor. However, with the heavy rain prior to the event, the Ceremony was moved indoor. Besides the downpour and a power failure, the Ceremony was still a great success.

Tatuvaa (fourth from left) wants to go vegetarian for her lifetime.【Photograph by Tan Lian Hee】

Tzu Chi volunteers in Melaka held a total of 8 blessing ceremonies for the Seventh Lunar Month in various communities on August 14, 20, 21 and 22, 2010, respectively, with one more scheduled for August 28. The aim was to advocate the true meaning of this festival.

Everyone praying for peace in this world.【Photograph by Leong Chian Yee】

On August 21, 2010, four "Auspicious Seventh Lunar Month Blessing Ceremonies" were held simultaneously at the Kuala Lumpur Jing-Si Hall site, Tzu Chi's Subang Activity Centre, Kuen Cheng High School and Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Resort. Another 3 have been scheduled for August 28.

Brother Goh is also a dedicated recycling volunteer.【Photograph by Kang Meow Ting】

His favorite food before joining Tzu Chi was pork trotters soup, and his wish was to go to Western Paradise after death. After being certified as a Faith Corp member of Tzu Chi, he became vegetarian and began to serve free vegetarian meals. He also stopped burning joss paper.

A scene from the Musical Drama

On August 15, 2010, Tzu Chi Kuching held two successful sessions of "Dawn of Awakening" Book Launch, together with the "The Sutra of Filial Piety" Musical Drama, at the Borneo Convention Centre, Kuching. Some 2,500 people attended this event.

Customers donated whatever amounts they desired into the charity box, the proceeds of which will go towards the building funds for the new Jing Si Hall.【Photograph by Chow Wing Kong】

Poh Ling Hair Saloon in Kepong held a "Charity Haircut" activity to raise funds for the Kuala Lumpur Jing Si Hall's Building Fund. The response was encouraging, with support from their regular clientele and walk-ins as well.

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