The breakout session on the topic of “Body” on the last day of the 2017 TIMA Conference focused on aging population, disease prevention and rehabilitation.
The 2017 TIMA Conference came to a beautiful close on the afternoon of March 19, 2017, with sharing by Dr Eddie Chan on “Food as Medicine”, followed by a heart-warming Closing Ceremony.
Many people are blessed with material wealth and live comfortably. However, not all of them are happy because they are constantly worrying about how to protect their fortune and multiply their wealth; they don’t enjoy what they have. Their worries and afflictions stem from not knowing correct life principles. The Buddha teaches us that to have blessings, we must create blessings. This is the law of karma. If people have this concept, they’ll be able to better make use of their wealth. Lacking this concept may bring much misery. There is a sutra story that illustrates this.
The last session of the second day of the TIMA Conference focused on Tzu Chi and UNHCR’s efforts to reach out to the refugees in Malaysia. It was an awakening session for the audience, who are not intimately involved with this group of community, on the on-going sufferings of this group of community who live with us.
The second day of 2017 TIMA Conference continued with a more insightful programme for the participants. It started with a panel discussion on health promoting hospital, followed by sharing on Tzu Chi’s relief work, and a touching story which demonstrates the Great Love of Tzu Chi.
The 2017 TIMA Conference marked a significant milestone with notable beginning from March 17 to 19, 2017, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. Aptly, in this conference, the theme is on “Healthcare Beyond Medicine”.
During the afternoon session of the TIMA Conference, Dr Lee Yi, Medical Secretary & Director General of Quality Control Department, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, shared with the participants on the topic, “The Cornerstone of Safeguarding and Protecting Lives”. He mentioned that no one was willing to set up a hospital at the remote Hualien because it would surely incur a big loss. However, out of compassion for the sick and needy, Master Cheng Yen insisted on constructing a hospital there.
On March 17, 2017, Captain Ling Liong Tien, representing AirAsia Group, and Echo Chien, CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to further enhance cooperation between both parties. The signing ceremony at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall was witnessed by Dr Lin Chin-Lon, CEO of Tzu Chi Medical Mission, and about a thousand participants of the 2017 TIMA Conference.