Vol. 12  No. 4
Winter 2005
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[ CONTENTS ]

WALKING PAST THE FIRST DECADE
Editor-in-chief Liu reflects on the ten years of our Foreign Language Publications Department.
SRI LANKA: TORN AND HOPING
Civil war and natural disaster have made it more difficult to achieve peace on this former island paradise.
CONSOLING NEW ORLEANS
In a series of three articles, we explore the disaster wrought by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
THE EVACUATION OF ONE MILLION PEOPLE
People hoped the evacuation would be temporary, but even now hundreds of people are unsure when they will return home.
AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
The return to full recovery will be full of fear, uncertainty, and hardship, but Tzu Chi's love and care will accompany the evacuees all the way on their long road home.
TO THE EDITORS
Tzu Chi people all over the world work to raise funds for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
IN LOVE WITH CLAY
Artist Lu Shu-chen took up pottery in order to get out from her husband's shadow!
MASTER YIN SHUN
Venerable Master Yin Shun was the mentor of Master Cheng Yen, the founder of the Tzu Chi Foundation. Here we present some of his teachings.
WHAT BRINGS HAPPINESS AND SECURITY?
Master Cheng Yen reflects on the meaning of natural disasters.
DAO SHIN
The fourth Ch'an patriarch was also the founder of the Lengqie Ch'an school.
MY HOME
The Indonesian government drove her family out again and again and demolished their homes. Now they finally have a haven in the Tzu Chi Village.
BORN ANEW
Dr.Li Ming-zhe was the first doctor to perform organ transplants in eastern Taiwan.
THE MAGICIANS
Father and son magicians show that things are not what they seem.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
When you work, don't do it just to go get something for yourself.
TZU CHI EVENTS
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.