Open your eyes to what a Charity is SUPPOSED to look like

Nov 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Random Musings

The Tzu Chi Foundation – the world’s largest Buddhist charity

What a great look into something that I imagine most of the world has never ever heard of.  A charity where the vast majority of it’s members never get paid, not built to further a religious ideal (“bible = food” – Southpark) but strictly meant to help by doing things that actually matter.

I love that they start the only recycling program in all of Taiwan with nearly 4000 plants country wide now.  A charity that looks at what needs to be done and does it, not simply doing what will garner the most attention and press.  This makes me think of them as a charity for the planet as well as for the people

A movie about the life of the woman(Dharma Master Cheng Yen) who founded this organisation needs to be made me thinks

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One Comment to “Open your eyes to what a Charity is SUPPOSED to look like”

  1. Jonathan says:

    This was a mini-documentary made by the Discovery Channel.

    There are also several English books produced by Tzu Chi, including a biography of Master Cheng Yen in both hard and soft cover.

    (I’m a member of the collegiate group, Tzu Ching.)

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