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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…

Dr Zhang’s concept of health restoration through food centred around one’s health. [Photograph by Beh Chun How]

Despite advances in technologies, food safety remains a major concern for the general public. It causes all kinds of illnesses such as cancer, and costs the lives of many. Unhealthy diet and lifestyle are the main culprits, however, medication is not necessarily the best remedy. Dr Zhang Yan from Taiwan emphasized that safety along the food chain could potentially safeguard our health against diseases.

Photo shows Khor Siew Kheng promoting the bamboo bank with “Tzu Chi 50” label on it, as well as, the Buddha Bathing Ceremony to a member of the public. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Every Wednesday morning at the market in Bukit Tinggi, Klang, located at a street junction is a stall under the shade of a huge blue umbrella. On display is a series of Tzu Chi’s Jing Si products, two bamboo banks and copies of Tzu Chi publication. Come rain or shine, the Tzu Chi volunteers have religiously been introducing a “mind-purifying stream” to the local community since April 30, 2013…

From May 22 to June 4, 2016, for 14 consecutive days, Tzu Chi Muar had mobilized a total of 826 manpower to assist in dumpling charity bazaar.  [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

In conjunction with Muar Jing Si Hall fundraising event, Tzu Chi volunteers successfully produced a whopping 38,080 vegetarian dumplings in a mere 14 days! This was attributable to volunteers’ sense of mission and excellent time management in juggling their family, careers and passions.

The green charity sale held by Tzu Chi Kluang attracted a huge crowd. [Photograph by Lau Poh Ling]

Tzu Chi Kluang held a charity sale bazaar, with the theme to go green. Members of the public had to bring their own meal utensils and bags for takeaways. Reusable plastic plates and glassware were used for those who consume their food there. Shopping bags, that were used to store the purchases, were retrieved from recycling activity, cleansed and reused.  Everyone is doing good deeds and protecting Mother Earth simultaneously.

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