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Tzu Chi Singapore - 2018 September Bulletin

Monthly Bulletin

1.Launch of the Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre
2.25th Anniversary Exhibition & Talks by Rhythms Monthly’s Staff
3.Bowing Pilgrimage and Two-Day Volunteer Retreat
4.Great Love PreSchool’s Sports Day
5.Staff Pray for Indonesia’s Earthquake Victims

The Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre was launched in the presence of Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, and many invited guests. The revamped centre is designed to convey the message of environmental protection in a lively and interactive manner.

Masagos Zulkifli, Environment and Water Resources Minister: It is a wonderful place, because it is a ground-up initiative. Therefore, I hope more people will come to this place to see how waste can be turned into valuable resources if we take a little effort.

Dr. Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of Northwest CDC: Tzu Chi’s volunteers are very passionate about recycling. They teach the residents how to do recycling correctly, which is very important. If everyone knows how to do recycling, we can increase the percentage of recycled waste.

To mark Tzu Chi Singapore's 25th anniversary, a one-month exhibition was held at the Tzu Chi Da Ai Gallery. The event also featured film screenings and inspiring talks. More than 2,300 visitors, including Tzu Chi's long-term partners, viewed the exhibition. Docents led group tours around the Gallery, allowing visitors to gain a deeper understanding of Tzu Chi.

Visitor: I learned that Tzu Chi helps the needy regardless of race, and everyone is equal. And we must be respectful to the recipients of our donations, too. I feel that this is something good to learn.

Visitor: I’m a Muslim. After the tour, they did not force us to become Buddhists. They want us to volunteer and to have a big heart. That is very wonderful.

Visitor: After learning about Tzu Chi’s journey, especially how an aid recipient donated over $200 worth of 5-cent coins that he had saved, I feel very touched and motivated to serve as a volunteer.

At the Rhythms Monthly 20th Anniversary Photo Exhibition, the deputy chief editor and a veteran photographer of the magazine held talks to share their valuable experiences.

To commemorate the 25-year journey of Tzu Chi Singapore, Tzu Chi volunteers gathered for a bowing pilgrimage led by Dharma masters. Some 500 volunteers also attended a retreat at the Jing Si Hall where they delved into Tzu Chi’s Dharma Lineage and Path.

Dharma Master De Bei: We must persevere on the Bodhisattva Path. As the first generation of Master Cheng Yen’s disciples, no matter whether you’re a monastic or a lay person, we must be willing and happy to take on responsibilities.

Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool held its annual Sports Day at a stadium. Due to the rain, the games had to be held at the spectator's area. But this did not dampen the spirits of everyone. Students of the PreSchool and their parents had a fun and memorable time together. 

Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island was devastated by a strong earthquake at the end of September this year. Staff from Tzu Chi Singapore gathered to pray for the disaster victims, sending them their sincere well-wishes.

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