Dream Stage

What limits the physically and mentally challenged are not their personal conditions, but the lack of opportunities for them to demonstrate what they are able to do. By bringing them into the limelight, Dream Stage gives those with physical and mental disabilities a platform not only to show their talents and share their life stories, but also to inspire others by their examples.

The Power of Children

The Power of Children tells the stories of children who may suffer from physical impairments but have never let their debilitating conditions get in the way of their creativity. With admirable traits such as keen observation, unique insight, and strong willpower, these children go beyond the obstacles facing them to bring their potential into full play.

Unsung Heroes

As we go through our daily routines, such as taking a commuter train, riding in an elevator, or turning on a light or a faucet, does it ever occur to us who is working behind the scenes to make possible all these conveniences we enjoy every day but all too often take for granted?

Unsung Heroes introduces to the audience people from all walks of life whose work may seem insignificant yet are crucial to our everyday life.

Guardians of the Land

Day and night, rain or shine, Tzu Chi's recycling volunteers can be seen collecting recyclables from garbage along the streets or sorting recyclables at Tzu Chi's recycling stations. What they do not only helps to protect the environment, but the proceeds from selling recyclables are also used to support the operation of Da Ai TV.

Watch Guardians of the Land and learn what it is that motivates this group of volunteers to do recycling work with unwavering dedication and even regard it as their mission in life.

A Life of No Regrets

A 48-minute documentary, A Life of No Regrets records the stories of those who brave the obstacles that life has dealt them, with a shift in mindset and even a sense of ease. In the program, you'll see how people struggle to make ends meet, take care of a family member with a rare condition, or cope with the pain of losing a loved one, while at the same time persistently dedicating themselves to a good cause. Through giving, they become spiritually rich despite being materially poor.

Living Bodhisattvas

Around two minutes per episode, Living Bodhisattvas features Tzu Chi volunteers sharing how they were inspired to become a volunteer in the first place, why they give of themselves willingly and unconditionally, and what supports them to remain steadfast on the path they have chosen to walk.

Dream Stage

What limits the physically and mentally challenged are not their personal conditions, but the lack of opportunities for them to demonstrate what they are able to do. By bringing them into the limelight, Dream Stage gives those with physical and mental disabilities a platform not only to show their talents and share their life stories, but also to inspire others by their examples.

The Power of Children

The Power of Children tells the stories of children who may suffer from physical impairments but have never let their debilitating conditions get in the way of their creativity. With admirable traits such as keen observation, unique insight, and strong willpower, these children go beyond the obstacles facing them to bring their potential into full play.

Unsung Heroes

As we go through our daily routines, such as taking a commuter train, riding in an elevator, or turning on a light or a faucet, does it ever occur to us who is working behind the scenes to make possible all these conveniences we enjoy every day but all too often take for granted?

Unsung Heroes introduces to the audience people from all walks of life whose work may seem insignificant yet are crucial to our everyday life.

Guardians of the Land

Day and night, rain or shine, Tzu Chi's recycling volunteers can be seen collecting recyclables from garbage along the streets or sorting recyclables at Tzu Chi's recycling stations. What they do not only helps to protect the environment, but the proceeds from selling recyclables are also used to support the operation of Da Ai TV.

Watch Guardians of the Land and learn what it is that motivates this group of volunteers to do recycling work with unwavering dedication and even regard it as their mission in life.

A Life of No Regrets

A 48-minute documentary, A Life of No Regrets records the stories of those who brave the obstacles that life has dealt them, with a shift in mindset and even a sense of ease. In the program, you'll see how people struggle to make ends meet, take care of a family member with a rare condition, or cope with the pain of losing a loved one, while at the same time persistently dedicating themselves to a good cause. Through giving, they become spiritually rich despite being materially poor.

Living Bodhisattvas

Around two minutes per episode, Living Bodhisattvas features Tzu Chi volunteers sharing how they were inspired to become a volunteer in the first place, why they give of themselves willingly and unconditionally, and what supports them to remain steadfast on the path they have chosen to walk.

Dream Stage

The Girl in the Closet
After polio left her unable to walk at the age of two, Liu Li-hong had low self-esteem and always shied away from others. Years later, after meeting other people with disabilities, she gradually opened up and her life also started to change.
Goodbye, My Legs
Wei Yi-qun suffers from a rare disease that affects his legs so severely that he decided to have them amputated. Without the burden of his legs, he can get around freely with the help of a wheelchair and leads a life full of possibilities.
The Dancer on Wheels I
Su Jun-yuan and his wife, both of whom are physically challenged, have gone through many ups and downs together in life. To help his wife restore her arm function after cancer treatments, Su takes up wheelchair dancing to show his love and support for her.
The Dancer on Wheels II
Liang Chun-jin's dream of becoming a dancer was shattered when she got polio at the age of three. Decades later, she took up wheelchair dancing after recovering from breast cancer.
The Angel on the Air
After a car accident at the age of 27, Xu Qi-feng has been bedridden for 23 years. With his right hand that still functions, he works as a radio DJ and takes on many other jobs at home to help support his family.
The Albino Girl
Born with albinism, Dai Ping-yi has been bullied for looking different. But with the loving support from her family, she has kept a positive outlook in life and has been embracing new experiences as a college student.
The Caged Bird Set Free
With withered and deformed limbs caused by polio, Ke Ling-ling had difficulties finding a job. She shut herself up at home for years, feeling like a bird in the cage until one day, she came across a training for radio broadcasters…
Dancing in the Dark
After losing his eyesight in a car accident, Chen Yi-cheng has become a masseur, a radio program producer, and even a dancer who formed Taiwan's first troupe of all blind dancers.

The Power of Children

Unsung Heroes

The Artists in Town
By introducing art and creating installation artworks in a rural town, a group of college students have transformed an ordinary village into a beautiful community that both residents and visitors enjoy.
The Protectors of Stray Animals
As guardians of abandoned animals, what do animal rescuers do to safeguard stray cats and dogs, care for them, and raise public awareness on animal protection?
The Great Doctor in a Small Town
As the head of a health station in a small town, Dr. Shi Jian-nan dutifully safeguards the health of the 5,000 locals and shares in their joy and sorrow like family.
The Test Drivers
Do you know that before a car or motorbike is granted a license plate, these vehicles have to be test-driven hundreds of times to make sure they are safe to hit the road?
The Fitness Instructor for the Elderly
As the fitness instructor at a public health center, Lin Jia-xin teaches elderly people how to exercise and use gym equipment so they can enjoy a healthier and happier life in their golden years.
The Ceramic Art Teacher
Traveling a round trip of 100 km from downtown to a rural elementary school every Friday, Lai Jian-cheng has been teaching pottery to the children there for 20 years.
The Temple Painter
As a painter for temples, Liu Chia-cheng hopes to turn every temple he paints into an art museum. For nearly 50 years, he moves from temple to temple around Taiwan and deems himself as a monastic practitioner.
The Rice Breeder
Working as a rice breeder for 30 years, Dr. Xu Zhi-sheng has never ceased to challenge himself to reach new heights.

Guardians of the Land

Role Model Grandma

Role Model Grandma

Grandma Qiu has never gone to school. After getting married and having children, she was worried that she couldn't be a good mother as she was not educated. However, all her children and grandchildren agree that she is the best role model they should look up to.

Uncle Song's Taozhi

Uncle Song's Taozhi

Zhuang Mao-song left home to work in Taipei when he was young. He opened a fabric store and business was stable. When his wife was diagnosed with brain cancer, he put aside his work and took care of her 24/7. How do they cope with the blow life has dealt them?

I Love My Life

I Love My Life

Having nothing to do all day long is what elderly people dread the most. In central Taiwan, there is a grandpa who is already 88 years old. He is very busy every day, and the busier he is, the happier he feels. Why?

Old Couple

Old Couple

Zhang Lu is already 72 years old, but he still serves at a temple in a small town in southern Taiwan. He is the only certified male Tzu Chi volunteer in town, and also the one whom other town folks think of whenever they need help.

A Trustworthy Man

A Trustworthy Man

After being discharged from the army, Lai Jin-yi did volunteer work while looking for a job. He met a group of people who not only taught him how to grow fruits, but also introduced him to a girl who later became his wife.

Tale of a Windy City

Tale of a Windy City

Ever since Tzu Chi started to promote recycling in Pingdong in southern Taiwan over 20 years ago, Wang Song-yi and Feng Jia-mei have been doing recycling work every day. What motivates them to be so diligent?

A Friend of the Earth

A Friend of the Earth

After her husband passed away, Zhuo Ming-hua toiled away in the fields in order to raise her three children. Now that her children have grown up, Zhuo is finally able to enjoy life. However, she is busier than ever before. What on earth is she doing?

Children Are Precious

Children Are Precious

To help support her family with three children, Pan Zhao-xiu sold betel nuts near a busy market. Years later, she closed her betel nut stall, turned the place into a recycling point, and became a full-time volunteer collecting and sorting recyclables.

Role Model Grandma
Grandma Qiu has never gone to school. After getting married and having children, she was worried that she couldn't be a good mother as she was not educated. However, all her children and grandchildren agree that she is the best role model they should look up to.
Uncle Song's Taozhi
Zhuang Mao-song left home to work in Taipei when he was young. He opened a fabric store and business was stable. When his wife was diagnosed with brain cancer, he put aside his work and took care of her 24/7. How do they cope with the blow life has dealt them?
I Love My Life
Having nothing to do all day long is what elderly people dread the most. In central Taiwan, there is a grandpa who is already 88 years old. He is very busy every day, and the busier he is, the happier he feels. Why?
Old Couple
Zhang Lu is already 72 years old, but he still serves at a temple in a small town in southern Taiwan. He is the only certified male Tzu Chi volunteer in town, and also the one whom other town folks think of whenever they need help.

A Life of No Regrets

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A Journey that Never Ends
An indigenous doctor selflessly gives of himself to care for people in an out-of-the-way place, even after he has suffered from a stroke.
Relocating Shandao School
Seeing how children from impoverished families in a remote village in southern Taiwan lack care and help, Chen Wen-jing organized an after-school program for them with her own savings.
Let's Play Tug of War
To Mr. Lin Zong-kai, a teacher at a primary school in central Taiwan where 90% of the students are indigenous, tug of war is not only a game, but also a way of education.
My Dream: Taiwanese Opera
With members from all walks of life, an amateur Taiwanese opera troupe regularly performs for a nursing home and a senior citizen home every year. To promote Taiwanese opera, they also conduct classes in schools.

Living Bodhisattvas

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