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 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.
Beyond Blindness
Despite being blind, Yang Sheng-hong has been a stage actor, hosted radio programs, and helped the visually impaired find a job. He wants the world to know that they are still capable to do many things although they cannot see.
An Angel with Invisible Wings
Despite suffering from spinal muscular atrophy, Chen Jing-wei never gives up on his dreams, such as going to college, giving a TED talk, and publishing books.
The Warrior on a Wheelchair

Although an accident while driving an excavator left Chen Fu-gui with complete spinal cord injury, his unwillingness to bow to fate led him to find a new niche in life and even become a para table tennis national champion.

Though Blind, I See

Despite becoming blind due to an accident when he was 27, psychiatrist Su Jian-ming believes that the lack of visual distractions makes it easier for him to "see" the problems of his patients with his heart.

Dreamers in Action

Guardians of the Land

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?

The Secret to Happiness

By the age of 58, Lu Xiu-tao had undergone three major surgeries. Although she is physically weak and appears older than her age, she is always cheerful and optimistic. What's her secret?

A Life Reborn

Pan Chen Mei-zhi had a stroke years ago and needed help for even eating and bathing, which deeply frustrated her. But now she can do farm work, serve as a recycling volunteer and even ride a bike. How did she do it?

A Changed Man

Wu Ji-long used to smoke, drink, and gamble a lot. When he realized that these were very bad habits, he decided to quit them all. But was it as easy as he thought?

Unsung Heroes

Library Volunteers for the Blind
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The Special Needs Dentists
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Grass Book House
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Lifeline 1995
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The In-home Caregiver
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Guardian Angels on Wheels
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The Occupational Therapist
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The Hydroelectric Power Plant Technicians
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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.
Lifeline 1995
Lifeline 1995
Set up in 1978, Lifeline 1995 in Hualien, Taiwan has been giving 24/7 support to over 80,000 people calling for help, including over 100 calls a year from those who want to commit suicide.
The In-home Caregiver
The In-home Caregiver
In-home caregiver Liu Jia-mei visits her care recipients regularly to help bathe them, clean up their houses, or cook for them. With a family member who needs long-term care, Liu said this is what she can do to repay society.
Guardian Angels on Wheels
Guardian Angels on Wheels
Since 2005, the Ganlin Social Welfare Foundation in Taiwan has been delivering meals to the elderly who live alone and those with restricted mobility. Yet, what they offer is much more than just meals.
The Occupational Therapist
The Occupational Therapist
To prevent and delay dementia in the elderly and raise their awareness of the condition, Occupational Therapist Matt Zhong travels to remote areas and organizes all kinds of fun activities for seniors.
The Hydroelectric Power Plant Technicians
The Hydroelectric Power Plant Technicians
In eastern Taiwan, a group of technicians often have to trek rugged mountain roads to maintain all the hydroelectric power plants in the entire area, just to make sure every drop of water can be used to generate power.
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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
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
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.
Lifeline 1995

Set up in 1978, Lifeline 1995 in Hualien, Taiwan has been giving 24/7 support to over 80,000 people calling for help, including over 100 calls a year from those who want to commit suicide.

Living Bodhisattvas

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