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Sister Echo Chien, CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor (2nd from left) led the cake cutting ceremony that marked the 10th Anniversary of Jing-Si Books &Café, hoping more Cafés would be opened in the community. [Photograph by Siah Chuan Seng]

Jing-Si Books & Café (Bukit Bintang) recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. More than 100 Tzu Chi volunteers and public members joined Sister Echo Chien, CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, in celebrating this special occasion at the Café.

Tzu Chi volunteer sharing on the various categories of recyclables. She also encouraged the young to respond to the need of environmental protection. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

To provide a platform for interactions among NGOs, the Ministry of Home Affairs organized a NGO Carnival at the car park of Stadium Shah Alam on November 1, 2014. Twenty-five NGOs were invited to showcase their community outreach programmes at the carnival attended by some 10,000 visitors. Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, the only Buddhist charitable organization invited, promoted environmental protection, charity and international disaster relief, further establishing a rapport with the local community.

The set-up of video synchronization at Durian Tunggal Community Centre for the morning Dharma talk has driven more volunteers to join in. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

A group of grandmas and mothers, with an average age of 60-plus, have gathered each morning to attend the Dharma talk together. Although not highly educated, they have listened attentively and taken notes diligently. What then is their motivation?

Wong Kee Yew, a Healthy Diet Consultant, explained that we can identify whether or not food is organic by its vitality. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

Jing-Si Books & Café (Kepong) specially invited Wong Kee Yew, a Healthy Diet Consultant, to deliver a talk on “Green Organic Living” in conjunction with Malaysia Day on September 16, 2014. Wong revealed the mysterious “organic world” to 102 attendees with interesting, simple and plain explanations.

Tan Oon Han and Tan Sok Keng support and encourage each other to advance on the Bodhisattva Path resolutely. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

What is a blessed life? A luxurious life with abundance of wealth and properties... The answer is always inseparable from tangible assets. However, for successful entrepreneur, Tan Oon Han, a life that is full of the intangible spiritual wealth is a truly blessed life.

With humour and wit, Ms Hong Jing Yuan related string after string of Jing Si Aphorisms in conjunction with her personal family and career experiences which trained and tested her. This allowed the audience to witness the ways in which Master Cheng Yen’s wisdom could be applied in everyday life. [Photograph by Huang Jia Yuan]

On August 24, 2014, the Jing-Si Books & Cafe outlet at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall held its first public talk entitled, “Jing Si Aphorisms and Their Influence Across 25 Years”. Delivered by Hong Jing Yuan, Head of Tzu Chi Dharma Lineage Historical Archival and Research Centre and lecturer in Centre for General Education of Tzu Chi University, Taiwan, it received positive response from some 250 members of the public and Tzu Chi volunteers.

Zhang Wei Hao (right) played an unfilial son, who was jailed for committing crime after getting into bad company. He was rebellious during his high school days but after attending three months of sutra class, he has changed. [Photograph by Chin Fook Kuen]

Tzu Chi Kota Tinggi successfully staged the “Profound Parental Love” musical drama with concerted efforts from approximately 400 cast and crew members. Volunteered performers had greatly benefited from their participation and appreciated the unconditional parental love which can hardly be reciprocated.

Sugianto, Wu Qi Shun and Zeng Guo Kui from Tzu Chi Indonesia, gave a sharing at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall on their visions of Great Love. [Photograph by Choo Kok Choi]

Sugianto Kusuma, Deputy CEO of Tzu Chi Indonesia, led a group of 12 Indonesian entrepreneurs to KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall on August 16, 2014. They shared with about 350 local entrepreneurs on their involvement in the development of Tzu Chi’s missions in Indonesia.

Volunteers presented a drama titled, “From Ignorance to Enlightenment” to convey the messages. [Photograph by Liew Cheong Yen]

According to Chinese tradition, the seventh lunar month is regarded as the “Hungry Ghost” festival, during which hell’s gate is believed to be open wide. Adults and children are discouraged from travelling or hosting auspicious events. Many will burn incense and/or joss paper by the road side or at the offering ceremonies commonly organized by the management of the temples or through community associations. In doing so, they hope to be protected by spiritual beings and prosper.

Tsia Verdurya Sastri shared her experience on the Tzu Chi path with much humour and humility. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, Echo Chien, invited a fellow Tzu Chi volunteer from Indonesia to give a sharing to members of the public and local volunteers. Her interesting story captured and broadened the minds of the audience.