Vol. 9  No. 4
Winter 2002
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[ CONTENTS ]

A GIFTED PIANIST
A talented young man is wise enough to accept disappointment and failure.
A DISCORDANT NOTE: TIBETAN TEA
Tea plays a special and complex role in the Tibetan highland.
SEE THE NEW BUDS
After 1,100 days of loving cultivation, Project Hope campuses are sprouting like new buds.
HSIA YI-FU: NEW DIRECTIONS IN CHINESE INKWASH PAINTING
Traditional Chinese inkwash painting had been pronounced dead, but with his talent this artist gave it new life.
PAINTING MY CAMPUS
Students at the Project Hope schools express their views of their new campuses through painting.
VIBRANT ENERGY OF LIFE: WANG YUEH-KUEI
The mother of Master Cheng Yen is still an active member of the Tzu Chi Foundation.
A PRESCRIPTION FOR A BETTER LIFE
The boundless love in each of our hearts can overcome all natural disasters.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT
A former alcoholic has learned a lot by helping others.
TZU CHI VILLAGES IN EL SALVADOR
With safe new homes, survivors of earthquakes and hurricanes will be able to rise again.
GENTLY CARING FOR THE IMPOVERISHED SICK
Angeles provides medical care for people with no money, residence certificates, insurance...
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Nothing in this world lasts forever, so we should work to perfect our human nature.
THE ANIMALS PAY BACK
The animals showed much more gratitude than a human being did.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.