Vol. 13  No. 1
Spring 2006
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[ CONTENTS ]

ABOUT GREED
The less you think about yourself, the happier you are.
HOPE ON THE COAST
A year after the devastating tsunami, Sri Lanka is well into its reconstruction.
MAINTAINING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PENGHU
The natural beauty of the islands in this archipelago bring tourists--and garbage. Some residents are trying to make a difference.
THE ART OF CHINESE EMBROIDERY
For centuries, this art was practiced by women confined to their private chambers.
BEFORE THE SNOW SETS IN
Tzu Chi volunteers race against time to help earthquake survivors in Kashmir before winter comes.
PRAYING FOR A BOUNTIFUL SPRING
Villagers in Kashmir pray that they can survive until spring.
IN THE VALE OF KASHMIR
Tzu Chi volunteers share their experiences in this unfortunate Shangri-la.
ONE YEAR LATER
After a year in tents, tsunami survivors in Aceh, Indonesia, can finally move into new homes.
GIVE WHAT YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE YOURSELF
A brief look at what volunteers must do to prepare for disaster relief missions around the world.
A NEW WARDROBE FOR THE SLEEPING BAGS
A seemingly minor event could enrich the lives of kindergarteners, their teachers, and their parents.
FA ZANG
A non-Chinese monk from Central Asia becomes the third patriarch of the Buddhist Hua Yan sect.
LOVE TURNS BITTER TO SWEET
Master Cheng Yen reflects on the disasters and blessings of the last year.
BETWEEN CLINGING TO AND LETTING GO
Afflicted with cancer, a former high-powered businesswoman makes each day as fulfilling as possible.
LIKE THE HANDLE OF A SHOVEL?
In daily life, we must pay attention to everything that happens around us.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Learn to let go.
TZU CHI EVENTS
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.