Vol. 8  No. 4
Winter 2001
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[ CONTENTS ]

A NUN FROM THE CAVE
A British Buddhist nun shows the depth of the relationship between master and disciple.
WHEN THE BLACK WIND BLOWS
Millions of Afghan refugees have no means of surviving a brutal winter.
DOING WHAT'S RIGHT
Tzu Chi and Knightsbridge International again work together to aid Afghan refugees.
LIFE-FORCE IN EXUBERANT COLORS
The artistic journey of painter Wu Hao has been bumpy, but satisfying.
THE FLYING CELESTIAL BEINGS OF THE STILL THOUGHTS HALL
The figures that decorate the roof areas of the Still Thoughts Hall symbolize the international missions of Tzu Chi.
THE TAIPEI CULTURE TOUR
Taipei hosts this year's Asia-Pacific Cultural Cities activities.
WILL THE GRASSLANDS LAST FOREVER?
Whether the steppes of Inner Mongolia can continue to support livestock will depend on the efforts of all people.
NEW HOMES AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE IN EL SALVADOR
Salvadoran earthquake survivors move into new houses built by Tzu Chi.
TIJUANA SKIES
A young American Tzu Chi member helps out in Tijuana, Mexico.
PIER 94
After the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York, local Tzu Chi volunteers set up a service center to help victims.
BLUE ANGELS AMONG US
The volunteers at Pier 94 show the beauty of human nature.
PHONE IT IN!
Schoolchildren tell us what they would like to say to the 911 terrorists and to the president.
HEALING THE WORLD WITH LOVE
Natural disasters are horrifying, but man-made ones are even worse.
MASTER FA HSIEN
At a ripe old age, this monk traveled from China to India to collect the Buddha's precepts.
LIVING WITH NO REGRETS
This shy housewife became a commissioner with many "firsts" to her credit.
TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE
People like Kao Ming-shan make Tzu Chi what it is today.
STILL THOUGHTS--THE CARTOON VERSION
The world is on fire!
THE CROW LOVES HIS MOMMY
Because of his love for his mother, a young crow thinks of a way to save her.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.