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Introduction to Tzu Chi

Tzu Chi Buddhist Foundation was founded in 1966 in Taiwan by Dharma Master Cheng Yen to fulfil her unyielding vision to:

Purify the mind

Brings Harmony to society

Free the world from disaster

"To save the world, we must begin by transforming human hearts."

~ By Master Cheng Yen

From a following of just 6 disciples and 30 housewives, Tzu Chi has grown into a global NGO with over 10 million members in 54 countries across the continents.


A volunteer-based, spiritual as well as welfare organisation, Tzu Chi's missions focus on giving material aids and inspiring love and humanity in both the givers and receivers. Since its inception, the Foundation has been steadfast in the field of charity, medicine, education, environmental protection, as well as the promotion of humanistic values and community volunteerism.