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  • EDITORIAL
    The first graduation at the Tzu
    Chi College of Medicine reminds
    us that a complete education
    must be both academic and
    spiritual.

  • THEIR MAIDEN VOYAGE
    The members of the first
    graduating class of the Tzu Chi
    College of Medicine are off on
    their maiden voyage into the sea
    of medicine.

  • DURING THESE 1,400
    DAYS


  • WAITING FOR A
    BEAUTIFUL LOTUS

    Year after year, as artist Hsi
    Muren grows and changes, she
    finds new joy in painting her
    favorite lotus blossoms.

  • NO MORE LONELINESS
    Elderly people often have
    difficulty finding their place in the
    changing Taiwanese society.

  • HEINRICH WANG
    In a series of sidebars in this
    issue of the Quarterly, we
    introduce the work of Taiwan's
    pioneer glass artist.

  • WITH LOVE AND
    PATIENCE

    Class mothers of the Children's
    Achievement Class grow
    together with the children.

  • DESTINATION: PAPUA
    NEW GUINEA

    After tidal waves smashed into
    this South Pacific country, our
    editor-in-chief Liu King-pong
    went to inspect the situation.

  • TRIP TO INDIA
    May Gu tells us of the trials she
    and a television crew endured to
    get an interview with the Dalai
    Lama.

  • A LAMP IN THE
    DARKNESS

    Through his experience with
    Buddhism, artist Xi Song found
    the one who lights up the
    darkness.
  • KISS THE DOCTOR
    At the twelfth Tzu Chi free clinic
    in the Philippines, people are
    overwhelmed with gratitude.

  • MANJUSRI
    Lin Sen-shou begins a series on
    the Buddhist bodhisattvas.

  • SET A GOOD EXAMPLE
    Master Cheng Yen reminds
    children to be grateful to their
    parents, and parents to be good
    models for their children.

  • WHEN THE BALLOON
    GOES UP

    Liang Mei-lan describes the
    cartoon culture in TAiwan.

  • TAIKO
    Young members of a Japanese
    drum group find spiritual
    fulfillment in their art.

  • LET'S TAKE A WALK
    Parents of disabled children talk
    about their difficulties and
    needs.

  • A GIFT OF HOPE
    Bone marrow transplant recipients
    and their families express their
    gratitude to the donors.

  • SWEET LOVE
    A hospital patient learns what
    the Tzu Chi volunteers are all
    about.

  • MRS. CHAO'S WISH
    When Mrs. Chao finally got the
    chance to express her gratitude
    to Master Cheng Yen, she also
    got a big surprise.

  • THE LIGHT DOESN'T
    SHINE

    Even the smallest act can create
    good fortune and merit.

  • THINK CREATIVELY
    There is a lamp of wisdom within
    everyone.

  • EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI
    WORLD

    Tzu Chi briefs from around the
    world.