Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Buddhist Tzu Chi foundation held its annual Year-End and Lunar New Year Blessings Ceremony on Feb. 2.
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.”
Thursday, January 31, 2013
If you are looking to celebrate “Spring Festival," look no further than Cedar Grove.
Time to break out your lanterns, red clothing and best nian gao recipe—Chinese New Year begins on Sunday, Feb. 10. If you are looking to celebrate 2013, the Chinese Year of the Snake, here are some places to go in Cedar Grove: The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Cedar Grove will be holding a "Year-End and Lunar New Year Blessings Ceremony" on on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. "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." Tzu Chi is located at 150 Commerce …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Livingston family unveiled a floragraph likeness of their 11-year-old son, whose organ donations saved the lives of four people after he died of an allergic reaction.
The legacy of Jason Jiaa will live on through others, his parents said. That is why they decided to donate the 11-year old's organs after Jason died of an allergic reaction in 2008. “It's hard but we feel this is the best way to help people who really need it,” said Henry Jiaa, Jason's father. “We learned that 150,000 people are on the waiting list and that 18 people die every day because they can't get the organ donations they need.” Jason's parents, Henry and Sue Jiaa of Livingston, unveiled and put the finishing touches on a floragraph depiction of young Jason during a special ceremony on Tuesday at the Tzu Chi Foundation in Cedar Grove, where Jason attended classes. Tzu Chi is a non-profit Taiwan Buddhist organization with divisions in…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Cedar Grove group serves more than 350 families monthly by providing fresh foods, fruits and vegetables as well as assisting with disaster relief.
The Tzu Chi Food Pantry in Cedar Grove celebrated their second anniversary, Friday, with a ceremony to thank their clients and volunteers who make their work possible. Tzu Chi, located at 150 Commerce Road in Cedar Grove serves more than 350 families monthly by providing fresh foods, fruits and vegetables. The Buddhist-based center has also traveled to help those in need after disasters. They have helped to build hospitals in Taiwan, schools in the Dominican Republic and assisted in Haiti as well as South Africa. The four missions of Tzu Chi, displayed on banners throughout the foundation, are: charity, education, medicine and humanity. “I see so many volunteers who spend their own time here to help,” said Executive Director Debbie Lin …