Vol. 10  No. 2
Summer 2003
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[ CONTENTS ]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MASTER YIN SHUN
We celebrate the 98th birthday of Master Cheng Yen's mentor, who taught her to humanize Buddhism.
BHUTAN: WHERE HEAVEN AND EARTH MEET
A country steeped in tradition meets the modern world.
YUYU YANG
Wu Hsiao-ting introduces the first Taiwanese sculptor to gain international attention.
INDEPENDENCE AND LOVE
Through learning new vocational skills, Zulu women in South Africa help their families and find new directions for their lives.
SCHOOLS FOR ZULU CHILDREN
Tzu Chi volunteers in South Africa build schools to educate the future pillars of society.
THE NEXT DECADE
After ten years of service in South Africa, Tzu Chi volunteers look forward to the next decade.
A TZU CHI FAMILY
Two generations of the Wang family put their love into action.
SINCERE PRAYERS AND LOVING KINDNESS QUELL DISASTERS
The war in Iraq and the SARS epidemic in Asia are two examples of disasters that can be erased through love, trust, and forgiveness.
THE HEART SUTRA
This short sutra contains the core of Mahayana Buddhist thought.
APRIL IN AMMAN
Tzu Chi volunteers in Jordan help refugees from the war in Iraq.
SENG YOU
Lin Sen-shou introduces the 6th-century monk who laid down the regulations for Buddhist monastic life.
A MESSENGER OF LOVE
A glamorous actress left her career to become a bodhisattva who spreads the message of love.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Learning proper religious teachings will give you peace of mind.
THE MONKEY KING
The Monkey King's willingness to sacrifice himself for his followers enlightened the emperor.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.