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Happiness is about Accepting Whatever Life Brings Us

Happiness is about Accepting Whatever Life Brings Us

“The hard times are over. From now on, things will keep getting better.” Despite having a life filled with hurdles, Sister Ang Wei Dai remains hopeful towards all the things that are happening in her life.

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A small cut has sparked compassion in a preschool teacher

A small cut has sparked compassion in a preschool teacher

Yong Puay Woon has been listening to Wisdom at Dawn regularly during the pandemic. During the early morning dharma session, she often heard Master Cheng Yen appealing to everyone to adopt a vegetarian diet. One day, Yong accidentally cut her finger while

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A doctor spares no effort in conserving the environment

A doctor spares no effort in conserving the environment

There are more to environmental conservation than just recycling and reducing plastic wastes. A detailed sharing by Dr. Ho Eu Chin has enlightened us on how much of wastage could be avoided in our daily lives.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Volunteer Continues to Serve Despite Suffering from Terminal Illness

Volunteer Continues to Serve Despite Suffering from Terminal Illness

“The journey of life is a natural course…… Master Cheng Yen says that if we are willing to accept our lot in life, we will suffer less,” said Tzu Chi volunteer Sim Siew Hong. A terminal liver cancer patient, Sim calmly accepted her condition upon...

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Emerging from Despair and Realising the Truth of Happiness

Emerging from Despair and Realising the Truth of Happiness

A depressed Ong Soh Cheng was awakened by a question asked by her son one day, and decided to pick herself up to face life’s challenges and get rid of her negative emotions. After volunteering with Tzu Chi, she realised that the act of giving brings...

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Continuous Journey of Charity and Inspiring Lessons

A Continuous Journey of Charity and Inspiring Lessons

A senior leader of Tzu Chi’s charity home visit team, Willy Ang recalled his first experience of visiting a needy household—though the aid recipient was born on the same day in the same year as him, their life journeys were drastically different. Ang...

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Simple Housewife Found a Greater Meaning in Life

A Simple Housewife Found a Greater Meaning in Life

From a housewife to a working mother, Lam Foong Kew had undergone many vicissitudes in life. Once, her marriage certificate was even torn into pieces during a heated conflict with her husband. “If what one does is the right thing, one must persevere in...

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Stepping Out of Comfort Zone to Seek Life’s Truths

Stepping Out of Comfort Zone to Seek Life’s Truths

“Where does the meaning of life lie?” This was a question that Teh Soo Peng used to hold in her mind until she stepped out of her comfort zone and took on various life’s challenges. But has she really found the answer to her question?

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Young Doctor Rediscovers Passion in her Calling

A Young Doctor Rediscovers Passion in her Calling

A learning trip to the Tzu Chi Medical Centre helped a young medical student open a new window to the meaning of life, enabling her to rediscover passion in her calling. She gradually put into practice the humanistic care that she has learned in Tzu Chi..

Medicine, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Retiree Who Does Not Retire

A Retiree Who Does Not Retire

Tzu Chi volunteer Cham Toon Chok always makes an effort to build positive affinities with people around him and feels that those who give of themselves to others always gain the most. He practises self-discipline while helping others with compassion...

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Taking Steadfast Steps Along Life’s Journey

Taking Steadfast Steps Along Life’s Journey

Loo Soon Huat is thankful to fellow Tzu Chi volunteers who accompany and help him along the way. With their support, he is able to courageously face the vicissitudes of life and transform his inner suffering into strength that propels him to go among...

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Kidney Patient “Works Out” Regularly at Tzu Chi Recycling Point

Kidney Patient “Works Out” Regularly at Tzu Chi Recycling Point

An avid sportsman sank into despair after he was diagnosed with kidney disease. Through the ongoing support and encouragement of his family and friends as well as Tzu Chi volunteers, he gradually emerged from his gloom and started “working out” at a...

Env. Protection, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

The Story of a 93-Year-Old Volunteer

The Story of a 93-Year-Old Volunteer

93-year-old Tzu Chi volunteer Lee Sam Moay often says that she is a bad-tempered person. However, in the eyes of fellow volunteers, she is an adorable and caring “grandma” who is actually very humble and willing to learn.

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

The Joys of an Unpaid “Employee” at Jing Si Hall

The Joys of an Unpaid “Employee” at Jing Si Hall

A 70-year-old elderly lady has chosen to spend her golden years as a “white-collar worker” in the Finance Department of the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore). Though an unpaid volunteer, her working hours are no different from those of the staff.

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

An Elderly Volunteer Spends her Golden Years Meaningfully

An Elderly Volunteer Spends her Golden Years Meaningfully

Hoo Soo Moi got herself an office job after retirement, but found that she still had a lot of time to spare. So she started volunteering with Tzu Chi and discovered that there is so much she can do in her golden years!

Env. Protection, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

The Extraordinary Transformation of a Young Boy

The Extraordinary Transformation of a Young Boy

“We witnessed how he (Ye Ming) gradually grew up over the years, and the changes in him have influenced all of us. His development (and transformation) is truly something precious that money cannot buy.” – Mother of Tan Ye Ming, a graduating K2 student...

Education, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Volunteer Transformed Her Life with a Change in Mindset

Volunteer Transformed Her Life with a Change in Mindset

Kaw Mui Kooi used to grudge about the unfairness and misfortunes in life that befell her. Now, Kaw has a different mindset in dealing with difficulties in life. She often reminds herself to just do what is right and to let her heart soar free.

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Fulfilling the Last Wish of a Fellow Dharma Sister

Fulfilling the Last Wish of a Fellow Dharma Sister

Terminal cancer patient Yip Ah Sin, a Tzu Chi volunteer, made an eternal vow in front of a lucite Buddha statue and expressed her gratitude for the moral support of Tzu chi volunteers who had come to visit her, with a charming smile.

People, Miscellaneous | Tzu Chi Merit Organization