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Renewal of the Spirit of the Bamboo Bank Era

There is an old saying, “All things, good or evil, are created by one’s mind.” All acts of mankind are determined by their mind and hearts. With a good heart, a person would do good deeds. On the other hand, with an evil heart, a person would then perform bad deeds. All actions begin with a thought.

Great virtue is accumulated from doing small good deeds
The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was founded by Master Cheng Yen with five monastic disciples and thirty house wives. In order to raise money to help the poor, the dharma masters at the Jing Si Adobe made baby shoes to sell four dollars each. With an additional twenty-four dollars each day, they were able to save seven hundred and twenty dollars more per month. The medical expense of first care recipient cost more than six hundred dollars.Read more...
 

Three Resolutions

Dharma Master Cheng Yen announces three general resolutions every year: May all m... Read more...

No Work, No Meal

Dharma Master Cheng Yen made three vows in the early years when she first became... Read more...

Be a Well-rounded Person

“Be well-rounded in character;” “Be well-rounded when dealing with things;” and ... Read more...

Tzu Chi Dharma Teachings (Sutra of Immeasurable Meanings)

Forty years after Tzu Chi was established, Dharma Master Cheng Yen officially an... Read more...

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Special Reports

 

Jing Si Books Available on Amazon’s Kindle

On April 7, 2013, Jing Si Publications received an email from Ms. Daan Dunsbergen of the N...

 

Working Together to Bring Peace in Times of Disaster

Late on the night of July 31, 2014, a series of gas explosions, caused by a leaking underg...

 

Master Cheng Yen’s Letter of Condolence After Gas Explosions in Kaohsiung

Late at night on July 31, in Kaohsiung city, there occurred devastating gas explosions. Th...

 

Tzu Chi Sets Up Service Stations After Kaohsiung Explosions

In response to devastating explosions in the south Taiwan city of Kaohsiung, the Tzu Chi F...