Vol. 9  No. 3
Fall 2002
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[ CONTENTS ]

THE POWER OF READING
A book and an essay contest change a man's life.
NEW LIFE AMID THE DEBRIS
Women in the area devastated by the earthquake of September 21, 1999, find constructive ways to deal with the trauma.
ATTAIN EMINENCE STEP BY STEP
Special features are incorporated into one of the schools rebuilt under Tzu Chi's Project Hope.
QI BAI-SHIH
This master of traditional Chinese painting was a favorite of Picasso.
A VETERAN TZU CHI VOLUNTEER
Yen Hui-mei established the volunteer service team at the Tzu Chi General Hospital in Hualien.
NURTURING SAPLINGS INTO THICK FORESTS
Master Cheng Yen hopes that the seeds planted in Tzu Chi schools will one day bear fruits of love for the whole world.
BURY A WISH IN MY SCHOOL
A graduating student of Tzu Chi Elementary School reflects on the school's unique qualities.
A GIFT OF BOOKS 2002
Tzu Chi volunteers in California work to support neighborhood public elementary schools.
REVISITING KAPUK MURUA
The concept of resource recycling helps clean up a river in Indonesia.
GARUDA FLIES TO THE SKY
Tzu Chi builds new housing for flood victims in Indonesia.
BETWEEN THE SHORES OF LIFE AND DEATH
After the crash of a China Airlines jet, over seven thousand volunteers were mobilized to help.
SET THE KITE FREE
The wife of a victim of the China Airlines crash learns to let go of her husband.
LEAVING SORROW BEHIND
Volunteers who care for disaster victims must also take care of themselves.
TAO SHENG
Lin Sen-shou introduces a historic Buddhist monk to whom even the rocks nodded assent.
FORTY YEARS IN NALO
An Italian Catholic nun has devoted over forty years of her life to Taiwanese aborigines.
CHIN YI-CHEN
If this former army officer had not been stricken with leprosy, he would never have come to know Buddhism and Tzu Chi.
SUMIATUN'S THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS
An Indonesian housemaid in Taipei shows the love in her heart.
STILL THOUGHTS THE CARTOON VERSION
When we understand the causes of suffering, our spirits can be free.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.