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.

Dreamers in Action

Dreamers in Action features people following their dreams to make a difference in the world through their work. In each episode, the dreamers share their journey of how they have found their calling in life, the hardships and challenges they have encountered and overcome, and the passion that makes them unstoppable on their path to lift people's lives, reduce harm to the environment, and turn the world into a better place.

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.

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.

Dreamers in Action

Dreamers in Action features people following their dreams to make a difference in the world through their work. In each episode, the dreamers share their journey of how they have found their calling in life, the hardships and challenges they have encountered and overcome, and the passion that makes them unstoppable on their path to lift people's lives, reduce harm to the environment, and turn the world into a better place.

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.

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 Saxophone Princess
Because of her parents' love and her persistence, Joy, who is not quick in learning, has learned to do many things well. Now, she is not only a member of a Down syndrome band, but also a street performer with 23 licenses.
The Beautiful Scars
Due to a burn accident at age 7, Chen Jie-yu has undergone many surgeries and needs rehabilitation every day. Although a large part of her body is covered with scars, she thinks they are just like a beautiful world map.
The Armless Champion

Despite being born without arms, Lin Yu-su is able to perform day-to-day tasks and even won championships in swimming.

The Fighter with an Iron Lung

Despite having to sleep in an iron lung every night and carry a ventilator wherever he goes, accounting firm owner Bruce Huang never gives up his dreams.

The Brave Life Explorer
Despite suffering from severe amblyopia and hearing loss, Huang Jing-teng makes use of technology to communicate with others, explores new experiences, and fulfills his dreams.
Call Me Champion
Unrestricted by her dwarfism, Cai Yi-lin has never stopped learning new things. Apart from drawing, singing, skating, and riding a snakeboard, she also plays badminton and has even won many international medals.
Aspiring for Greatness
Despite being abnormally short due to achondroplasia, Chen Yi-ying has never be stopped from pursuing greatness. Now, he is not only an outstanding IT engineer, but also an excellent para badminton player.
Beyond Setbacks
With visual impairment and albinism, Xu Yong-xin has encountered many setbacks when trying to find a job. But to her, setbacks are only setbacks when you believe they are.

Dreamers in Action

Guardians of the Land

24/7 Service

Zhang Shu-zhen is a tailor, but pretty often when her customers go to her, her door is closed and she is nowhere to be found. What is she busy with?

Listen to Me

Due to a delayed treatment for a fever when he was a baby, Liu Bao-zhong was left unable to speak clearly and therefore had low self-esteem. But not anymore! He is now happy and smiling every day…

Fulfilled Happiness

For years, Lai Man's family had been a major part of her life. But after her children have grown up, she refocused her life and found an even more meaningful purpose in life…

No Need to Be Tough

Due to her upbringing, Cai Xiu-xiang was tough to get along with. But after a major disaster in Taiwan, she was inspired to give and gradually changed along the way.

Hand in Hand

Grandpa and Grandma Xiang have been married for 60 years. After toiling away for decades making noodles for a living, they have finally retired. Yet, despite their physical ailments, they are still very busy…

My Script for a Happy Life

Peng Tian-mei grew up being pampered and doted on by her father. Yet, things changed drastically after she married a violent husband. After years of suffering, she is now getting a new start in life…

The Cheerful Grandma

When Chen Hua lost her son to a car accident more than ten years ago, she drowned herself in sorrow and couldn't recover from the pain. Thankfully, she has now found a way to move on…

My Simple Life

Despite being over 80 years old, Luo Xiu-zhen not only does house chores and takes care of her unwell husband, but also serves as a recycling volunteer every day. Exactly what motivates her to lead such a fulfilling life?

Unsung Heroes

The Dog Rescuers
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The History Recorders
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The Eco-tour Guide
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Hiin Studio
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Makers of Dowmung Knives
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Library Volunteers for the Blind
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The Special Needs Dentists
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Grass Book House
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The Dog Rescuers
The Dog Rescuers
Since setting up a dog shelter in 2012, Luo Ya-ling has been caring for stray golden retrievers and even helping to find them a new home abroad.
The History Recorders
The History Recorders
With a passion for culture and history, Yang Tian-hou and Lin Li-kuan have spent more than 30 years visiting every nook and cranny of Kinmen in their free time to help record the cultural heritage of the island.
The Eco-tour Guide
The Eco-tour Guide
After returning to his hometown, Liuqiu Island, to run a B&B, Nan Tsai has been devoting himself to promoting eco-tourism, protecting sea turtles, and reducing plastic waste on the island.
Hiin Studio
Hiin Studio
To reduce waste and help protect the environment of Liuqui Island off Taiwan, Hiin Studio encouraged people to use reusable tableware during a major local religious festival.
Makers of Dowmung Knives
Makers of Dowmung Knives
Kawas Subaw has been forging knives by hand in a traditional way passed down by his indigenous ancestors. Together with his son-in-law, they are striving to keep this art alive.
Library Volunteers for the Blind
Library Volunteers for the Blind
At a public library in Taipei, a group of volunteers have been helping to record audiobooks, provide newspaper reading service, and make Braille books, serving 30,000 visually impaired people each year.
The Special Needs Dentists
The Special Needs Dentists
Since 1999, Dr. Lo Chieh-shan and his wife have been offering special needs dentistry not only at their clinic, but also at the homes of those who are physically or mentally challenged.
Grass Book House
Grass Book House
To look after children who lack support from their families, Grass Book House not only gives them care and guidance, but also help them learn a skill and develop a responsible attitude in life.
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The Dog Rescuers

Since setting up a dog shelter in 2012, Luo Ya-ling has been caring for stray golden retrievers and even helping to find them a new home abroad.

The History Recorders
With a passion for culture and history, Yang Tian-hou and Lin Li-kuan have spent more than 30 years visiting every nook and cranny of Kinmen in their free time to help record the cultural heritage of the island.
The Eco-tour Guide
After returning to his hometown, Liuqiu Island, to run a B&B, Nan Tsai has been devoting himself to promoting eco-tourism, protecting sea turtles, and reducing plastic waste on the island.
Hiin Studio
To reduce waste and help protect the environment of Liuqui Island off Taiwan, Hiin Studio encouraged people to use reusable tableware during a major local religious festival.

Living Bodhisattvas

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