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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 Php 825,000 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.
Apart from Buddha’s birthday, Mother’s Day, and Tzu Chi’s 53rd global anniversary, this year’s three-in-one celebration at the Tzu Chi Great Love Camp...
Tzu Chi volunteers at the Jing Si Hall are in full swing making zongzi, rice dumplings filled with several viands, and selling them to help fund the f...
Over 50 staff members of Tzu Chi Philippines join the preparations for the three-day National Officers Training Camp at the Tzu Chi Great Love Campus ...
1st National Officers Camp and first “Lotus Sutra” praying at the reconstructed Jing Si Hall in the Great Love Campus.
In the face of doubt and hate, Tzu Chi volunteers participating in the three-day National Officers Camp are urged to persevere and take the teachings ...
Michael Mahusay has borne a large lump on his face for two years. After a series of unfortunate events, he hope to return to normal life with a surger...
This year’s theme for the Tzu Chi Foundation’s youth camp is “Gratitude, Respect, Life, and Love”.
On the second day of the Tzu Chi Youth Still Thoughts Camp, the youths are make to realize that they’re in a “very opportune position” to make a diffe...
On the 9th of June, on a Sunday, The Tzu Chi foundation hosted the 2019 Scholar’s Graduation and Awards ceremony. Hosted by the energetic Nancy Tan, t...
With a powerful “why” or purpose, an equally powerful “what” or action can be realized. This is the takeaway from the account of a Tzu Chi volunteer i...
From watching programs on DaAi TV, the Ngo family walked into the Tzu Chi path by becoming volunteers. Shanelle Ngo is the latest in the family to tak...
Lea and Rachel Awel take the first step as recently-certified Tzu Ching (Tzu Chi Youth). The former conjoined twins affinity with Tzu Chi started when...
With Machine Operation Course (MOC) graduates Ronald Bastinga and Carlos Panesa working in Taiwan, their families in the Philippines are enjoying the ...
A benign mass was embedded in Denise Balog’s tongue which deprived her with the ability to breathe and eat through the mouth. With Tzu Chi’s help, she...
Jayson Tasarra shares the life he lived, the hardships he went through to be able to attain a college degree.
A cascade of illnesses stemming from his kidney stones has all but ruined the life of 42-year-old Ner Barrete. With no ability to pay for treatment, h...
Tzu Chi Foundation’s Livelihood Training Program promised a better life to young distressed individuals by providing them with free vocational trainin...
Arlene Pempeña joined Tzu Chi’s Cash Relief Program (CRP) in hopes of restoring the family business after the recent flood washed it away. Her family ...
Determination defines former Tzu Chi scholar Jonalyn Alfonso in a word. Hailing from a family with financial troubles, Jonalyn strived for excellence ...
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 ...
In Ormoc City, a group of young people are making a difference through volunteerism.
Tzu Chi volunteers set up a free medical clinic at NIA road in Quezon City to address the medical needs of fire survivors. The medical clinic takes pl...
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...
Tzu Chi volunteers quickly respond to the fire survivors who lost their homes in a fire that gutted a residential block on December 27 at Barangay Pin...
We must purify our own hearts in order to attract auspiciousness.
Kind words are like pure lotus flowers. Mean words are like poisonous snakes.
Contemplate the real significance of life with wisdom.
Arrange the time in life with perseverance.
Walk the right path in life with the power of faith.
Overcome the difficulties in life with courage.
Lead the fate in life with the power of will.
Impermanence of life is unstoppable; whether we get to see tomorrow.
Time is also unstoppable; with every minute and second flowing rapidly away.
In order to have a standing in society, one must be able to win the trust of others; if we can be devout in our belief, be honest and careful with our words, then we can establish our own character.
Through transformation of afflictions into wisdom, then such an affliction in worthy for concern.
Eliminate greediness with simplicity, so our soul could attain boundless peace and liberation.
Love is an effective prescription.
Apply love to purify filthy environments and brighten the dark and gloomy human mind.
Cultivate our temper to eliminate negative karma.
Form a good affinity with pure thoughts and broad-heartedness.
Live our days well with an understanding and open mind.
The first step towards enlightenment begins with the first vow we take to help all living beings.
The act of repentance is tantamount to the purification of the heart, like clear stream flowing over the heart, cleansing away it defilements.
Always observe propriety at heart and evil shall find no breeding ground within one's Buddha nature.
Only by opening one's heart can one give with great compassion and gain true wisdom and virtue.
Realize the Buddha's teaching through daily life experience. Realize worldly dharma through human interactions.
To be a real life Bodhisattva, one must first undergo spiritual self-cultivation.
The Buddha's teachings are not only to be studied but realized through actual practice and compassionate acts of giving
Loving others and loving oneself is to have a Buddha heart or a Bodhisattva heart.
Ordinary people are governed by their karma, while the enlightened ones dictate their own life.
Instead of asking for blessing from the Bodhisattva, we should search within our own heart.
Be grateful and compassionate at all times. Enlightened compassion is selfless love.
Live with Buddha in one's heart, Dharma in one's action, Zen in one's Dharma.
Great love manifest itself through practicing great compassion; wisdom manifest itself through transcending worries.
Kindness and compassion bear neither regret nor complaint; joy and equanimity are free of want and worry.
Gratitude is wisdom; giving is compassion.
Vegetarianism cultivates perseverance, compassion and wisdom.
HELP TZU CHI HELP OTHERS FOR AS LITTLE AS THE COST OF A CUP OF COFFEE
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 directly at Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines’ office at 76 Cordillera cor. Agno St. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
You may also send your donations through bank deposit or wire transfer. Details as follows:
METROBANK, Del Monte Branch
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 163-3-16307190-9
Mobile Number: 0927-3130205
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.