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Joy Lu, a senior Tzu Chi Commissioner from Taiwan, shared the challenges that she encountered when handling major events. [Photograph by Lim Chin Tong]

At times laughter filled the room, at times many were moved to tears. That was how Joy Lu, a witty speaker captivated the participants on August 30, 2015. She shared on uplifting humanity as the essence in all Tzu Chi activities worldwide.

Organized by Tzu Chi Taiwan and hosted by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, the 3D2N 4-in-1 Cadre Camp was held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall from August 29 to 31. [Photograph by Lim Su Nguan]

To localize the 4-in-1 Cadre Camp, coaches from Taiwan arrived in KL and Penang respectively to conduct scheduled courses arranged by Tzu Chi Taiwan. From August 29 to 31, 2015, KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall played host to over 2,000 cadres including volunteers who came from Central, Southern and East Malaysia and also Cambodia.

Participants engrossed in reciting the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra, praying for a peaceful world free from disasters. [Photograph by Lim Poh Choo]

Tzu Chi Klang held the Seventh Lunar Month blessing ceremony from August 14 – 16, 2015, with attendance from 1,220 participants. The solemn chanting of the Earth Store Bodhisattva Sutra was held together with Jing Si Abode via video-conferencing, to offer prayers for the deceased and to advocate the right views. Vegetarian meals were also served during the ceremony to encourage the participants to protect life and do good.

Kang Guay Hoon (2nd left) attended the new volunteer training course for the first time; her husband (1st left) had also invited two friends to join in, to have a better understanding on volunteerism. [Photograph by Lim Kar Guan]

On August 23, 2015, a woman, who wore a velvet hat, stepped into KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. She is Kang Guay Hoon. Sitting in the Gratitude Hall with eager anticipation, she focused on the words “Looking Back” on the screen, treading step by step into the world of Tzu Chi, a place she once ignored…

Artistes and volunteers performed sign language interpretation of the song, “We Are Family”. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

On August 9, 2015, a month after the conclusion of the Dharma as Water sutra adaptation performance, artistes from the entertainment industry, who participated in the performance, attended an appreciation tea party at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. Besides sharing experiences from the performance, they also witnessed the establishment of the Tzu Chi Performers’ Association, a historical moment in the development of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor.

Each working team gave their blessings to the new “Home” in their unique ways. [Photograph by Yap Tsi Ti]

With the blessings of 198 Tzu Chi volunteers and members of the public, the Petaling Jaya Community Centre was opened on August 2, 2015. The centre, situated in SS5, Petaling Jaya caters to the community a solemn venue to exercise their compassion.

The picture shows a Tzu Chi student guiding children at a refugee school. [Photograph by Lai Sui Chin]

Accompanied by 6 teachers, 12 students from Tainan Tzu Chi High School visited Malaysia on a two-week cultural exchange programme. They stayed in Kuala Lumpur for four days and three nights from July 14 to 17.

Kuala Lumpur’s Jing-Si Books and Café participated in BookFest @ Malaysia 2015 to encourage reading and to help purify people’s minds. [Photograph by Beh Chun How]

During the festive Hari Raya holidays, POPULAR Bookstore organized BookFest @ Malaysia 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), from July 11 to 19. Tzu Chi was one of the participants.

Sim Ah Chai (2nd right) approved with Jing Si Hall being a spiritual fortress, hence donated RM5,000 for the building fund. [Photograph by Low Chung Chin]

Tzu Chi Muar held an entrepreneurs’ fellowship to launch the fundraising appeal for the building of Muar Jing Si Hall. Sim Ah Chai said, “I am deeply touched when I heard from Master Cheng Yen that Jing Si Hall is not a memorial, but a spiritual home for all.”

Tzu Chi Kota Kinabalu held a prayer service to calm people’s minds after the earthquake. [Photograph by Ong Zhong Hui]

Known as the “Land below the Wind”, Sabah was once a tourist paradise. With its summit standing at 4,095 metres above sea level, Mount Kinabalu had drawn avid climbers from around the world to conquer its crown.