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

A Carpenter's Journey
When Jiang Nian-sheng was little, polio left his right leg crippled. Yet, he followed his father's footsteps to become a carpenter and even set up a studio for people to learn woodwork.
The Potter on the Wheelchair

At age 20, Hsu Tsung-huan had an accident and has become a wheelchair user since. Although life had dealt him a cruel blow, he was not defeated and has rebuilt his life through pottery.

Don't Give Up, Get Back Up (Part II)

Despite being blind, Zhou Xuan-wei has a passion for music and can play many instruments. Through music, he hopes to bring warmth to everyone around him.

Don't Give Up, Get Back Up (Part I)

Li Yi Jie suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, but that does not stop her from writing a book, going around giving speeches, and creating videos. What is it that makes her so positive despite her condition?

The Sunflower Girl

Being paralyzed from the waist down due to an accident years ago, Zhang Mi-xian had attempted suicide several times. Fortunately, with the love and support of her family, she now works as a manicurist and is as bright and warm as a sunflower.

Live, Love, Laugh

Losing her right leg to bone cancer in 2003, Joyce Wee did not dwell in despair. Instead, she embraced life and now guides people through their challenges as a clinical psychologist.

Breaking Free

Having to use a wheelchair does not stop Lin Hsin-pei from traveling around the world skiing, diving, and even skydiving. How does she overcome the challenges she faces in her life?

A Life Beyond Boundaries
A respiratory therapist, Huang Qian-yun was very active and always on the go. After two bouts of cancer, she lost her legs and became wheelchair-bound. But now, she is as outgoing as she used to be again.

Dreamers in Action

Guardians of the Land

Tough Guy, Soft Heart

As a police instructor cum team leader, Xu San-tai lives a busy and stressful life. However, he has found an activity that helps him to relieve stress…

Grandma Goes to School

Despite being advanced in age, You Xiu-dian is very active and energetic every day. What is her secret to staying so healthy and cheerful?

Life Begins at 70

Chen Yang Zhen grew up in a poor family. Life didn't change much after she got married. Just as her children had grown up and she was getting ready for a better life, her husband passed away…

I Only Want to Be with You

Both born and living in Taipei all their lives, Liao Lian-feng and his wife have never thought of leaving Taipei. However, five years ago, they moved to eastern Taiwan. What happened?

Grandma Joy

Four years ago, Jiang Xiu-li lost her beloved husband and was home shedding tears every day. But now she is so cheerful that everyone calls her Grandma Joy! What is it that has changed her so dramatically?

My Mountain

Chen Jingshan in Fujian, China has to take care of his mentally challenged wife and a sick son all by himself. When he thought he couldn't carry on anymore, something happened…

From My Mother

Xu Wanmei in Quanzhou of Fujian, China is always busy helping others solve their problems. What does she do exactly, and why is she doing it?

Grandmas' Old Head Scarfs

The women in Huian of Fujian, China are not only known for their head scarfs, but also their diligence and hardworking. Lately, a group of them have taken up a new practice…

Unsung Heroes

The Delivery Truck Driver
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The Music Band Founder
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The Artist in a Doctor's Robe
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The Wildlife Veterinarian
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The Restoration Architect
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The Happiness Delivery Service
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The Tree Guardians
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The Early Intervention Therapist
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The Delivery Truck Driver
The Delivery Truck Driver
In Lishan, Taiwan, a group of delivery truck drivers often have to drive overnight in order to transport fresh mountain produce to the right places at the right time.
The Music Band Founder
The Music Band Founder
Mother to a son with autism, Cai Yi-wei founded a band for children with special needs in 2010. Through keyboard and drum lessons, the band has helped dozens of children find joy and healing in music.
The Artist in a Doctor's Robe
The Artist in a Doctor's Robe
Apart from regularly bringing free medical services to those living in medical deserts in Hualien, Taiwan, Dr. Jiang Yue-chen also helps art and charity groups by giving them the support and resources they need.
The Wildlife Veterinarian
The Wildlife Veterinarian
A vet for house pets to begin with, Hsu Hsiao-ping unexpectedly became a wildlife veterinarian after moving to Kinmen, an offshore island of Taiwan, with her husband, who is also a vet.
The Restoration Architect
The Restoration Architect
In Kinmen, Taiwan, three generations of restoration architects are preserving the Hokkien culture by restoring local ancestral shrines and temples.
The Happiness Delivery Service
The Happiness Delivery Service
With a love for music, Li Wan-lai gathered a group of likeminded people and go around nursery homes and daycare centers to bring them joy.
The Tree Guardians
The Tree Guardians
Arborists care and maintain trees. When urban planning conflicts with environmental conservation, it is also up to arborists to help them find a suitable place to flourish.
The Early Intervention Therapist
The Early Intervention Therapist
Early intervention services are not easily accessible for children in rural areas. Erro Chen, an occupational therapist, decides to deliver the resources to them.
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The Delivery Truck Driver
In Lishan, Taiwan, a group of delivery truck drivers often have to drive overnight in order to transport fresh mountain produce to the right places at the right time.
The Music Band Founder
Mother to a son with autism, Cai Yi-wei founded a band for children with special needs in 2010. Through keyboard and drum lessons, the band has helped dozens of children find joy and healing in music.
The Artist in a Doctor's Robe

Apart from regularly bringing free medical services to those living in medical deserts in Hualien, Taiwan, Dr. Jiang Yue-chen also helps art and charity groups by giving them the support and resources they need.

The Wildlife Veterinarian
A vet for house pets to begin with, Hsu Hsiao-ping unexpectedly became a wildlife veterinarian after moving to Kinmen, an offshore island of Taiwan, with her husband, who is also a vet.

Living Bodhisattvas

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