Vol. 13  No. 3
Fall 2006
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REAL-LIFE GUAN YIN BODHISATTVAS
When members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe help each other on and off stage, they are transformed into bodhisattvas.
EATING WITHOUT FEAR
Organic farming guards the ecology.
PERFECTION WITHOUT REGRET
Through their handicapped bodies, the members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe express the beautiful and positive side of human nature.
MUSIC AND DANCE, SWEAT AND TEARS
Dancer Huang Yang-guang has only two legs and no arms, but he is happy with his life.
BRAVE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ME
Although she will never recover from her spinal muscular atrophy, singer Zhang Jia-huan appreciates all she has.
PERFECTION COMES FROM MUTUAL HELP
The applause is only temporary. The support of friends backstage is much more important.
GRIEF AND FAITH
After a major earthquake in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, survivors slowly return to normal with the help of their deep religious faith.
RACING AGAINST THE CLOCK
Tzu Chi medical volunteers respond quickly to help quake survivors in Indonesia, since any delay could mean leaving a patient disabled for life.
DOING THEIR BEST
Medical volunteers in Indonesia had to do their best under adverse circumstances.
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
A medical team explores outlying villages to look for survivors.
THE SMILES OF THE SURVIVORS
Earthquake survivors are grateful for help from Tzu Chi.
WHEN WE SHOOK HANDS
Earthquake survivors are bodhisattvas who teach us how to respond to adversity.
A PATH OF HOPE FOR THE WORLD
In Tzu Chi, many people make all kinds of vows, but the most important is the vow to be a bodhisattva.
SHEN XIU
From working in the kitchen, this monk went on to found the Northern Ch'an school of Buddhism.
THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY
A successful businessman in Malaysia learns that a simple life has no worries.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
The Buddha is not a god.
THE KING AND THE SHOEMAKER
Cherish what you have, and don't envy others.
TZU CHI EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.