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

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.
Unbreakable Courage
A taxi driver with brittle bone disease, Cheng Jian-zhi was told that he could not live beyond the age of 25. But now, he is happily married with two children. How has he achieved all this against all odds?
An Unrelenting Soul
Born with brittle bone disease, 29-year-old Zhang Qi-ming is only 2 feet and 5 inches tall and has never walked in her life. Although her body is restricted, her talent for drawing is not.
A Fearless Life
After a motorcycle accident left Zhuang Ya-jing with amputated limbs and a disfigured face, she lost the will to live. It wasn't until she learned of her mother's illness that she found the strength to stand up again.
Step by Step
Suffering from spinocerebellar ataxia, Lin Zi-qi can only watch as his body function slowly degenerates. However, instead of doing nothing or relying on others, he travels around Taiwan to share his story while he still can.
Practice Makes Perfect
Huang Xin-an is diagnosed with moderate intellectual disability, so his school life is harder than most. However, he has something that is second to none: his love for dancing.
Cherishing Each Moment
Despite suffering from congenital muscular dystrophy, Li Rou-xuan not only tries to seize every moment of her life, but has also registered as an organ donor to benefit others.

Dreamers in Action

Guardians of the Land

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…

Reborn

When Xu Rongxin was in her thirties, one day she suddenly had a severe headache and was sent to hospital. Doctors told her she might be bedridden for the rest of her life…

The Three Flowers

Ding Chizhi, Wu Yanyu and Ding Qihui have been good friends since childhood. They used to gamble a lot, but now they've found something meaningful to do.

The Bodhisattva on the Cliff

Cai Shatian earned a livelihood as a fisherman, but his life completely changed after he was diagnosed with throat cancer at the age of 41…

An Open Heart

Xie Li-zhen has to do peritoneal dialysis four times a day, but she accepts her condition with an open heart. What is her secret?

Unsung Heroes

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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 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 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 Restoration Architect
In Kinmen, Taiwan, three generations of restoration architects are preserving the Hokkien culture by restoring local ancestral shrines and temples.

Living Bodhisattvas