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After the performance of “Everyone Recycles”, the elders gathered at the exhibition area to continue promoting recycling. [Photograph by Ivan Ooi Yoong Seong]

The growing need for environmental protection has led a group of elderly to put their love for Mother Earth into action, by taking on recycling in their respective community. They appealed for everyone to recycle, hoping to create a better place for future generations.

Sim Kim Lian (left) handed out red envelopes to all members, offering Master’s deepest blessings and love. [Photograph by Koo Han Wu]

After two months of preparations, the Year-end Blessing Ceremony in Miri was successfully held on January 2, 2016 at Dewan Suarah. It was attended by more than 200 volunteers and over 400 members from Miri, Bintulu and neighbouring country, Brunei. The arena was enveloped in a relaxed atmosphere, cleansing one’s mental defilements.

Hasni bte Hassan would drop some coins into the bamboo bank after work every day, hoping to help more people in need. [Photograph by Teng Swee Ueng]

“We have waited for you for a year! Many villagers could not wait to return the bamboo banks to you!” The affinity between Tzu Chi volunteers and the villagers of Batu 9 Belas Pondok Kempas was formed after a flood relief. The villagers were subsequently inspired to contribute back to society.

Ustaz Hashim (2nd left) of Selayang religious school and his student, Anwar (2nd right) shared the challenges in running the religious school and their gratitude to Tzu Chi’s assistance for the past 11 years. [Photograph by Lim Su Nguan]

In conjunction with the 2015 Year-end Blessing Ceremony, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor invited Ustaz Alhafiz Hashim and his student, Anwar bin Hasan from Madrasha Religious School to share on the long-term support given by Tzu Chi to the Selayang religious school.

The environmental mission for Tzu Chi KL & Selangor has achieved a 20-year milestone. At the 2015 Year-end Blessing Ceremony, recycling volunteers from the early days shared their stories on stage. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

The extreme weather has caused various disasters that resulted in food and clean water crisis and the emergence of new diseases which seriously affected the ecosystem of Planet Earth. Hence, environmental protection is a must and not merely a kind act in saving the Mother Nature and humankind.

On January 1, 2016, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held the first session of Year-end Blessing Ceremony meant for volunteers at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Wong Poh Fatt]

On January 1 to 3, 2016, six sessions of Year-end Blessing Ceremony were held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. The event attracted more than thousand participants.

The musical concert served to promote Tzu Chi’s philosophies through Tzu Chi’s songs. [Photograph by Lim Chin Tong]

On October 25, 2015, a total of 1,028 entrepreneurs were introduced to Tzu Chi as they immersed themselves in the beautiful songs at the first musical concert organized by Tzu Chi Entrepreneurs’ Group at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. By pooling their kindness, it is hoped that Tzu Chi’s Great Love could be spread far and wide.

Part of the training is for trainees to visit care recipient and experience helping others in need. [Photograph by Edmond Khaw Jeun Shian]

“I hope to be able to participate more in Tzu Chi activities rather than whiled away time sleeping,” Xu Chuan Ru shared her feelings at the training class. She appreciated the need to take the teachings and put it into practice in the daily life. Having understood the Tzu Chi ideology, she decided to become a volunteer and the very next day, she brought a friend to the recycling centre.

The three children shared about their vegetarianism experiences during the volunteers’ development class, hoping to inspire the adults to follow suit. [Photograph by Chong Kam Wa]

Three children vowed to be vegetarians. Despite objections from their elders or when tempted with meat dishes, they are undeterred and have persisted in upholding vegetarianism. They have manifested the true spirit of compassion and are safeguarding the Earth through action. By so doing, their health has also improved.

After the talk, Chea Li Hong strived to lower her expectations and not be too idealistic. [Photograph by Wong Siew Chin]

How to transform negative emotions of anger, sorrow, sadness and loss? Besides nutrients for the body, to have peace within, our heart also needs inner yearnings like love, unconditional acceptance, praise, recognition, learning, respect and sense of security to achieve an inner balance.