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Diallo (right), who is about to leave for France, attended the Tzu Chi Year-end Blessing Ceremony and took a photo with volunteer Ng Poh Eng (left), who has been caring for him in the past. [Photograph by How Siew Heok]

Alhassane Diallo, a Muslim undergraduate from Guinea, Africa, received a scholarship three years ago to pursue his Master’s Degree in Malaysia. Three months upon his arrival, he was diagnosed with double kidney failure that requires lifelong dialysis. After much struggle, his case was referred to Tzu Chi, which provided financial aid and caring for him to complete his Masters. On Christmas Day 2014, he and his friends attended the Year-end Blessing Ceremony organized by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor; and with blessings from all, he looks forward to further his studies in France.

The “Patience” exhibition booth was the responsibility of the Environmental Protection Group. Volunteers explained to the audience members on how to conserve and pass on a beautiful planet Earth to the next generation. [Photograph by Wong Poh Fatt]

Tzu Chi’s 2014 annual Year-end Blessing Ceremony commenced on December 1, with Master Cheng Yen visiting Tzu Chi’s communities in Taiwan and giving her blessings to all. Tzu Chi Chapters around the world then started holding Year-end Blessing Ceremonies in their respective countries. Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held nine sessions of the ceremony at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall from December 20–28, with attendance from 16,000 people.

Volunteers of Tzu Chi Klang with an eBook Reader on hand, urged everyone to make good use of their device after the fellowship. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Weighing about 390 grams, the Jing Si eBook Reader enables volunteers to access a wealth of information anytime, anywhere. With a touch, one gains immediate access to infinite wisdom. A group of volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang are meeting weekly to explore the eBook Reader and enter into the digital sea of Dharma.

One hundred and sixty-seven people participated in the entrepreneurs’ day camp held at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall to learn more about Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

On November 16, 2014, 167 entrepreneurs from Klang Valley and various locations gathered at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, to participate in the first entrepreneurs’ day camp. Apart from visiting the Jing Si Hall and learning about Tzu Chi’s missions, there were also sharing by other entrepreneurs on their involvements in Tzu Chi and corporate experiences.

The sign language team gave a performance at the Opening Ceremony of Tzu Chi Kota Kemuning Community Centre. [Photograph by Ngeu Keng Yin]

In 1994, Chen Kuei Chou was sent by his father from Taiwan to Malaysia to manage their family’s business. “Business used to be good, but now, it has become more competitive,” said Kuei Chou, as he recalled his purpose of coming to Malaysia.

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.