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Tzu Chi volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.
The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.
Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Adding the efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, the undertakings are now collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints”.
In 1991, founder of Taiwan-based Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen received The Magsaysay Community Leadership Award from the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Along with the award came a prize money of US $30,000 (worth approximately Php825,000 then) which the Master distributed to two beneficiaries - the victims of the China flooding and of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The award paved way to the exposure of the Master’s compassion to the Chinese community in the Philippines.
Tzu Chi volunteers regularly visit and care for the residents of its temporary housing community for the earthquake-displaced families in Inabanga, Bo...
In time for Mid-Autumn Festival, Tzu Chi volunteers made pastries using Jing Si multigrain powder, raising funds for Tzu Chi’s construction projects i...
Widespread devastation welcomed Tzu Chi volunteers as they surveyed the extent of Typhoon Ompong’s (Mangkhut) onslaught at the town of Baggao, Cagayan...
Continuing with their post-disaster survey, Tzu Chi volunteers noticed the trend of hillside farming in the town of Baggao, Cagayan. Whereas the volun...
Tzu Chi volunteers visited the municipality of Baggao in Cagayan on September 22 to assess the situation of Typhoon Ompong’s (Mangkhut) survivors.
As Tzu Chi volunteers continued to survey the situation of families affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in Baggao, Cagayan on September 23, they fou...
Tzu Chi volunteers introduce the foundation and its advocacies to the employees of Taft Properties, a real estate development firm in Makati City, urg...
To raise awareness of the manifestations of climate change and global warming, Ayala Heights Village in Quezon City held a two-day Earth & Wellness We...
The Theosophical Society of the Philippines, which shares its non-alignment to any single religion or philosophy, invited Tzu Chi Foundation to share ...
As Filipino Tzu Chi volunteers presented their cases from their home visits around the metro, their Taiwanese counterparts iterate the importance of a...
Tzu Chi volunteers from Taiwan guide the local volunteers in conducting home visitation to the foundation’s long-term care beneficiaries on October 7.
Two eye patients from Bohol, Kristoff Jade Tatad and John Evan Doliente, were in a race to save their eyes from being blinded for good. Despite the ch...
Tzu Chi Foundation organized a Charity Bazaar at Doña Pepeng multipurpose covered court in Barangay Banaba, San Mateo, Rizal. Proceeds from the event ...
Cagayan is once more the recipient of Tzu Chi’s compassion as the foundation initiated a relief operation for the typhoon-struck town of Baggao. On Oc...
Sulpicio Eribal Jr. spent most of his life angry. But because of Tzu Chi, he was able to open his heart and unload his emotional baggage. He discovere...
Michael Maneja’s family is one of over 1,000 affected by Tropical Storm Urduja who received cash assistance from Tzu Chi Foundation. Michael used the ...
Richard Lafuerta and Remy Alayon are among those displaced when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck central Leyte in July 2017. In September, they were ...
Although caught up with the ongoing cash-for-work cleanup drive at its own temporary housing village in Barangay Liloan, The Great Love City, Tzu Chi ...
The Christmas holidays were marred by a tragedy when Tropical Storm Urduja pounded the Visayas with torrential rains that resulted to widespread flood...
Fifty pesos. This was the amount that Angel Carlyn Jandoc handed the Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers on December 26. For some, it may seem a small amoun...
In Ormoc City, a group of young people are making a difference through volunteerism.
Determination defines former Tzu Chi scholar Jonalyn Alfonso in a word. Hailing from a family with financial troubles, Jonalyn strived for excellence ...
Life's greatest value lies in our shouldering responsibilities for the world.
Live a life guided by principles, sensibility, and generosity.
Setbacks are unavoidable, but to cultivate wisdom and grow spiritually, one must overcome life's trials.
The most precious possession is life, and the worst torment is illness. Ridding the world of suffering begins with ridding people of illness
A blessed life is one filled with love.
A life without mission is a life without value.
A beautiful life comes from love and devotion.
Giving more and demanding less is the secret to a delightful life.
The four treasures in life are: sleep soundly, eat happily, laugh joyfully, and work healthily.
The three desirable qualities of a senior citizen are: a lifetime of experience, good health, and the willingness to volunteer and share.
We cannot control the length of our life, but we can strive to extend its depth and scope.
Life is filled with pain and suffering, but also with hope and love.
Take setbacks and defeats in life as education. Do not be afraid of difficulties. The greater the difficulty, the braver one becomes. This is the way of a spiritual warrior.
The most beautiful life is one in harmony; the most blessed society is one in peace.
Only through the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty can life itself be dignified.
A simple heart purifies life; a complicated corrupts it.
Suffering can provide a priceless lesson.
With a broad and joyous heart, accept the play that is our life for its script was authored in our past.
Life's abundance lies not in the material, but in the spiritual.
Before discussing life and death, first understand how to eliminate afflictions of the mind.
From birth till death, what's important is to develop and cultivate virtuous activities in life.
In life there is no turning back; meet adversity courageously as it comes.
The measure of our life lies not in its longevity but in the awareness and vigor with which we contribute to humanity.
Understand the truth, safeguard principles, and observe propriety. This leads to a radiant and open life.
A good thought generated in one second, if maintained, can become the direction and purpose of a lifetime.
The true value of life is judged by how well we use it, not by the opinions of other people.
One who leads a content life with the least desire is the wealthiest.
If one works only to make a living, life is not satisfying. Live for our work. This is the true value of life.
Life is beset with difficulties, but with a determined heart they will no longer be difficult.
Life may be long or short, but virtuous deeds carried out with genuine sincerity create beautiful melodies of life.
Events illustrate principles; principles guide actions.
Only by treating others with kindness can one lead a happy and peaceful life.
Success is achieved by seizing the moment and accepting its challenges.
Overcoming difficulties in human relationships not only sharpens our wisdom but also strengthens our resolve and courage.
True wealth is the peace of mind attained from applying one's wealth to benefit humankind.
While thrift is a virtue, spending money on a worthy cause generates greater virtue.
Accepting adversities in human relationships with a joyous heart creates positive affinities and generates good karma.
Those who know principles are not necessarily sensible; those who are sensible always understand principles.
Life is a balancing act of people, affairs and principles.
There is great satisfaction in work when no task is left undone and no one is left idle.
Great strength comes from unity of minds and efforts.
To learn the truth of life, adopt the spirit of a student.
Excellence is achieved by being mindful.
If we pursue our profession with a sense of mission, we will find both joy and meaning in life.
Motivated people get things done because they want to, not because others want them to.
Make good use of time! Changing the way we work is a way to rest.
Self-discipline is being responsible for oneself and managing oneself-well.
It is right to take one's work seriously but wrong to get caught up in gossips and disputes.
Human miseries come from struggling with oneself and with others.
When we experience friction with others, we should thank them for tempering our spirit and allowing it to shine.
Entrust love to discipline oneself and care for others.
Effective team leadership is to "guide with wisdom and administrate with love."
A committed person will transform pressure into a mission and thus tap into an inexhaustible well of joy and energy.
Excessive justification weakens relationships. When relationships are weakened, it becomes difficult to accomplish tasks together.
It takes wisdom not to inflict suffering on others when oneself is suffering.
Engage in positive speech, refrain from gossiping.
One must be sensible and reasonable in daily life in order to realize the truth.
Do not get entangled in petty conflicts; instead, focus on bigger issues concerning the world.
Wisdom is cultivated by freeing our minds from distractions, and adopting an optimistic and pragmatic attitude in all that we do.
Forging harmonious relationships in daily living requires that we be flexible and accommodating when upholding our principles.
Only through the challenges encountered in human affairs is a gentle heart cultivated.
In the face of difficulty, just wholeheartedly do our best with all our strength and effort.
Sincerity in relationship begins with respect and gratitude.
Only by realizing the truth of suffering, can one attain happiness.
Simplicity is beauty.
Love's true power comes from its purity.
Parents provide the mold and teachers provide the model; through each of their actions they teach children the right view of life.
父母是孩子的「模」，老師是學生的 「樣」; 以好模樣，培育孩子正確的人生觀。
One who can show us the right path is a good teacher. One who can walk the right path with us is a good friend.
能指引正路，是良師 ; 能同行正道，是益友。
Blessings come from being sincere and pious in each and every moment. Peace comes from being compassionate and kindhearted in daily life.
With a loving heart, nothing is impossible.
Love is taking care of oneself by freeing one's mind of worries and conducting onself with propriety.
Society needs love and human beings need love. Love is the greatest blessing in our lives.
A heart brimming with love can transcend hatred and hostility.
The power of love can soothe our mind, harmonize society and eliminate suffering.
There is no regret when one acts out of Great Love.
Humanity at its worst manifests egotism and hatred. Humanity at its best manifest great compassion and tender loving kindness.
One who has love and works together with others with one heart and one mind never walks alone.
Carry love in the heart and express it through actions.
Only by transcending individual love can one's ability to love and be loved be free of stress and anxiety.
Great Love embodies individual love, but individual love cannot comprehend Great Love.
Individual love is saddled with anxiety whereas Great Love is liberating.
Love transcends distance and eliminates chaos in society.
A loving heart is beautiful; it leaves lasting memories.
Those who donate their body for medical education are heroes of life.
Wisdom empowers Great Love.
Needs and desires render one subservient to outside influences. Only without needs or desires can one be brave and determined.
Forgiveness arises from love, and it is life's most moving chapter.
Helping the poor requires Great Love; educating the rich requires great patience.
Pure and sincere love is the force behind world harmony and humanity's hope.
With love in our heart, we can act as a positive influence on others.
Respect for life is protecting the well-being of life.
In this world, everyone is family and everywhere the place for spiritual growth.
We are connected like one big family. Therefore, love each other during peaceful times and help each other when calamities strike.
With love, even hell can be transformed into heaven.
Doctors are the guardians of life; teachers are the guardians of wisdom.
The love one receives is as great as the love that one gives.
Love is a miraculous means of gaining wealth.
Great Love makes no distinction between rich or poor, sees everyone as equals, and engenders kindness and harmony.
Great Love ends human suffering. Compassion and kindness bring joy to the world.
True happiness is measured by love, and not by one's possessions.
If everyone exercises the love in their heart, then goodness and blessings will accumulate, creating a cycle of kindness.
There is a kind heart in each of us. If inspired, the love in us will be kindled.
Encouraging good deeds is a means to awakening out pure and genuine loving heart.
Caring for others is caring for oneself. Helping others is helping oneself.
Competing for wealth or fame bring affliction. Doing good deeds brings happiness.
Charity is like a well that never runs dry, but one has to first dig and well.
Wholeheartedly perform good deeds and one will be naturally blessed.
There is a fine line between fortunate and unfortunate . Being able to give is fortunate; wishing to receive is unfortunate.
Whether the road is smooth or rough, always be grateful to the people who paved the way for us.
Tzu Chi was built on funds collected in a bamboo coin bank. The foundation’s humble beginnings is a reminder that no contribution is too small to create a great impact. Every peso you donate will make a difference. Just the amount you spend on a cup of coffee will go a long way.
You may bring your donation to Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines’s offices at 76 Cordillera cor. Agno Sts. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
You may send your donations through Bank Deposit or wire transfer. Details as follows:
Deposit to METROBANK, Del Monte Branch
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 163-3-16307190-9
Note: Please fax the deposit slip to the Tzu Chi office.
Fax Number: 02-7320001 loc 213.
Please call the Tzu Chi office to verify the fax transmission of the deposit slip.