What is Tzu Chi's beliefs & practices

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I have read several of your magazines & admire your charity work, but can find little about your faith.Are you a charity for any type of buddhists or do you have a specific beliefs & practices? Please give me more info. I live in HK Marnie

-- Marnie Evans (marnievans@hotmail.com), July 07, 2001


Response to beliefs & practices

Based on my understanding of Tzu Chi, its belief is based on faith of Mahayana Buddhism with particular focus on compassion aspect of bodhisattvas.

However, Tzu Chi's relief/charity work is unconditional and without differentiations on nationalities, races and religions as can be seen in many cases of international relief work. (e.g. earthquake in Turkey and India)

-- Tan Jit Kiat (jit-kiat.tan@i-sprint.com), July 14, 2001.

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