Individuals from 11 states and 3 countries participated in this powerful and thought-provoking retreat. Volunteers had the opportunity to get to know Tzu Chi and its unique spirit, to inspire new and lasting bonds with fellow volunteers, and to connect with the extraordinary Master Cheng Yen at the Jing Si Abode via a live video link. The retreat also sought to foster a new sense of insight and inspiring new ways of incorporating “The Power of Mindfulness” into our daily lives.
Many expressed great enthusiasm and gratitude for the new perspectives granted to them by the exercises that were engaged in:
The volunteers spoke with tremendous emotion and wisdom about the sharing process, and how each story has the ability to affect someone else.
Each volunteer found something about the retreat that they will hold in their heart forever:
Volunteers also expressed their feelings about Tzu Chi’s mission, and how their time with everyone had strengthened their resolve to do as much good for as many people as possible:
This third annual English Spiritual Resource Retreat was a wonderful adventure for all who were involved, and a fantastic way to open doors to new ways of thinking, and embracing others!