The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation held its Year-End and Lunar New Year Blessings Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Tzu Chi, located at 150 Commerce Road in Cedar Grove, is a non-profit organization with divisions in 50 countries and has nearly 10 million followers.
This year's theme for the blessing ceremony was “May simple living elevate your compassion; may true kindness nurture your wisdom and love.”
“The ceremony is held to express our sincere appreciation to Tzu Chi supporters and volunteers across the globe for their selfless dedication and continued support,” the Foundation said. “We will also review the efforts and progress made in 2012 by Tzu Chi in its missions of Charity, Medicine, Education and Humanistic Culture.”