On August 22nd, 2021, volunteers from Tzu Chi USA will be presenting a live broadcast honoring the auspicious seventh month on the lunar calendar. The special online event is therefore titled “Entering the Path of Love and Compassion: The 2021 Tzu Chi USA Musical Sutra Adaptation.” It will feature musical adaptations of the Sutra of Infinite Meanings and the beginning of the Lotus Sutra, as performed by Tzu Chi volunteers streaming in from all across the United States.
Written by Tzu Chi Volunteers Translated by Diana Chang Edited by Ida Eva Zielinska From May to June 2021, Tzu Chi Academies across the United States held Class of 2021
Volunteers explain the origin of Tzu Chi’s bamboo banks to disaster-stricken residents in Upland, San Bernardino County, California. Photo/James Huang Written by Jennifer ChienTranslated by Hong (Ariel) ChanEdited by Diana
In the summer of July 2021, the state of California lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, and Tzu Chi USA’s community clinic, which had shut its doors for more than one year amid public health precautions, reopened again. The initial opening provided free check-ups to volunteers to ensure wellness at community events.
This August, join us for a special broadcast of “Entering the Path of Love and Compassion,” a Musical Sutra Adaptation hosted by Tzu Chi USA. Our program will include specially prepared performances, streamed live from across the United States. Tune in!
With the relaunch of grocery distribution events at Tzu Chi USA’s Greater Washington DC Region, many Tzu Chi Youth volunteers were eager to offer their help. We are deeply grateful for the assistance of all as this generation of volunteers strives to be messengers of love and care in the community.
On June 20th, 2021, a tornado struck Chicago, touching down mere minutes away from Tzu Chi USA’s Midwest Regional Office. The following day, volunteers began assessing affected areas and quickly launched relief efforts. Over 100 homes were affected by the tornado in the densely populated Chicago area. Volunteers from Tzu Chi USA’s Midwest Regional Office collaborated with the Illinois COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) and the American Red Cross on June 26th, 27th, and July 2nd, in Naperville and Woodridge to provide relief.