UMD Tzu Ching

UMD Tzu Ching Tzu Ching, or "compassionate youth", abide by the Tzu Chi spirit and principles to carry out the four Tzu Chi missions on campus.
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Tzu Ching means “youths with compassion and joyous giving”, who abide by the Tzu Chi spirit and principles to extend and carry out Tzu Chi missions on campus. The members of this Group are called the “compassionate youth”, or in Chinese, Tzu Ching (TC). We proudly stand as the TC chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park!

03/30/18 - Board Games at Dusk
04/13/2018
03/09/18 - March GBM
03/27/2018
This past sunday, our UMD Tzu Chings hosted an annual retreat to teach fellow students about Tzu Chi as an organization ...
03/01/2018

This past sunday, our UMD Tzu Chings hosted an annual retreat to teach fellow students about Tzu Chi as an organization and values about respect, gratitude, and love.

We also had our third UMDTC Iron Chef competition! Multiple groups competed in cooking the best dish, which was decided by three judges.

Thank you to those who helped organize this event and everyone who came out for it!

Spring semester has started. Thanks to everyone who came to our first GBM of the semester! It was great seeing returning...
02/13/2018

Spring semester has started. Thanks to everyone who came to our first GBM of the semester! It was great seeing returning members new faces as well! We all enjoyed the hilarious skits about reacting differently to troubling situations. We all hope everyone will incorporate the value of Great Love into their everyday lives. See everyone next time!

01/28/2018

Join us at Greater Washington D.C.'s Year-End Blessing Ceremony!

Today is January 11 again which means it is Ethical Eating Day! Although we're still on winter break, we encourage you a...
01/11/2018

Today is January 11 again which means it is Ethical Eating Day! Although we're still on winter break, we encourage you all to eat ethically in an effort to be more mindful of our diets and of the environment. People all over the world are abstaining from eating meat today and you can be part of the movement too! While this picture is from a previous year, we want to thank our volunteers for promoting EED in Washington DC as well. #EED2018

Happy Ethical Eating Day! The vegetarian lifestyle is an integral part of Tzu Chi because it protects the lives of animals, prevents global warming, and combats climate change. Please join us today in abstaining from eating meat to promote the ethical diet of Tzu Chi. Also, a big shoutout to some of our members who braved the cold and went to promote EED in Washington DC!

If you want to read more, click here: http://www.tzuchi.us/ethical-eating-day/

December means that the semester is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone who came out to recap the year, eat delicio...
12/10/2017

December means that the semester is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone who came out to recap the year, eat delicious food, and play some fun trivia to celebrate the end of Fall semester! Also a big thanks to Frank Chen SB and our special guest from The University of Texas at Austin for joining us.

Every week, we visit the students at Paint Branch Elementary School to talk about values they can apply to their everyda...
12/10/2017

Every week, we visit the students at Paint Branch Elementary School to talk about values they can apply to their everyday lives. Join each Wednesday as we talk about life values and spend time with the students!

NIH Dinner Serving
12/10/2017
December means that the semester is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone who came out to recap the year, eat delicio...
12/10/2017

December means that the semester is coming to a close. Thank you to everyone who came out to recap the year, eat delicious food, and play some fun trivia to celebrate the end of Fall semester! Also a big thanks to Frank Chen SB and our special guest from The University of Texas at Austin for joining us. Good luck on finals everyone!

12/2 -- Some special guests came to visit and help out!
12/05/2017

12/2 -- Some special guests came to visit and help out!

12/02/2017
UMD Tzu Ching Fall 2017 Recap

If you missed our Fall 2017 Recap Video during this past GBM, NO WORRIES! You can watch it here! Big thanks to all our fellow Tzu Chings. Without you all, this video wouldn't have been possible!

And thank you to Justin Chan for putting this together ❤️

Good luck on finals everyone! 🙏

Fall 2017 semester recap video for UMD Tzu Ching. Song: Plain White T's - 1, 2, 3, 4 Special thanks to Justin Chan for making this!

This Thanksgiving season, we held a special collaboration with Tzu Chi Academy in which we package winter accessories an...
11/28/2017

This Thanksgiving season, we held a special collaboration with Tzu Chi Academy in which we package winter accessories and toiletries for the less fortunate. We partnered up with UMCP VNMAP and worked with the students of TCA to prepare the materials, create cards, and learn about service and gratitude.

Special thanks to John Pham and Wendy Tsai for providing us with these great photos!

11/12/17
11/28/2017

11/12/17

A few of us went hiking this past weekend to take a break from school and appreciate nature. We all had soup dumplings a...
11/15/2017

A few of us went hiking this past weekend to take a break from school and appreciate nature. We all had soup dumplings afterwards 🤤 We all had a great time! Be on the lookout for our next social!

A few Tzu Chings went hiking at Great Falls Park this past weekend. We took a quick break from school to breath some fre...
11/14/2017

A few Tzu Chings went hiking at Great Falls Park this past weekend. We took a quick break from school to breath some fresh air and appreciate the environment for its natural beauty. The weather was cold but the company was warm!

10/28/17 - Dunn Loring
11/14/2017

10/28/17 - Dunn Loring

11/05/17
11/14/2017

11/05/17

For our November GBM, we learned more about forming authentic relationships with a focus on sincere communication. Thank...
11/07/2017

For our November GBM, we learned more about forming authentic relationships with a focus on sincere communication. Thank you to everyone who attended and we hope that you enjoyed the discussions, sharing, and activities! We hope that you were able to take away some lessons learned and got to know some of your fellow Tzu Chings better. We will see you all soon!

We are excited to announce that we have revamped our UMD Tzu Ching website! It's now even more informative and 🔥 than...
11/03/2017
UMD Tzu Ching

We are excited to announce that we have revamped our UMD Tzu Ching website! It's now even more informative and 🔥 than before. Please take the time to check this out, learn more about our organization, and COME OUT TO OUR GBM THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD!

UMD Tzu Ching - November GBM

Give a big thank you to Justin for making this 😁

Don't make Thomas upset! Come out to UMD Tzu Ching GBM this friday at 6pm! Link to the event: UMD Tzu Ching - November G...
11/02/2017

Don't make Thomas upset! Come out to UMD Tzu Ching GBM this friday at 6pm!

Link to the event: UMD Tzu Ching - November GBM

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from NIH Dinner Serving events to one general alb...
10/23/2017

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from NIH Dinner Serving events to one general album instead of being separated into dates.

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from nursing home visits to one general album ins...
10/23/2017

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from nursing home visits to one general album instead of being separated into dates.

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from breakfast serving events to one general albu...
10/23/2017

Starting late October 2017, we will be uploading a selection of photos from breakfast serving events to one general album instead of being separated into dates.

This past Friday, we had our October GBM where we went over mindfulness and how we can apply it into different facets of...
10/10/2017

This past Friday, we had our October GBM where we went over mindfulness and how we can apply it into different facets of our lives. We hope that everyone enjoyed the discussions, sharing, and activities and were able to take away some lessons learned. Thank you to everybody who attended, and we will see you all soon!

Once a month, Tzu Chings visit the NIH Children’s Inn to cook, prepare, and serve dinner to families with children suf...
09/13/2017

Once a month, Tzu Chings visit the NIH Children’s Inn to cook, prepare, and serve dinner to families with children suffering from chronic illnesses. It is such a privilege being able to interact with the families, as many of them can still smile despite all of the hardships that they face. We get a chance to serve these families dinner, hear their stories, and learn more about their lives as we help provide further care, comfort, and love. It is such a humbling experience to be in the presence of these children who are fighting every day, and a touching volunteer experience for all.

The NIH Children's Inn provides care and support for families with children suffering from chronic illnesses. This past ...
09/12/2017

The NIH Children's Inn provides care and support for families with children suffering from chronic illnesses. This past Sunday, Tzu Ching volunteers went to visit as they served dinner to families currently residing at the Inn to help provide further care, comfort, and love. Thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today at our Hurricane Harvey Thai Tea Fundraiser. We were able to raise $300 that ...
09/03/2017
Home - Tzu Chi USA

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today at our Hurricane Harvey Thai Tea Fundraiser. We were able to raise $300 that will go towards hurricane relief efforts. But, we are not done yet! If you did not get a chance to stop by or would like to contribute more to the cause, you can still send a venmo payment to @UMDTzuChing -- please make sure you include "Hurricane Harvey" somewhere in the description. Additionally, you can text "HarveyRecovery" to 91999, or donate online at www.tzuchi.us too. Thank you all again!

We provide aid and promote harmony. By pacifying the mind with the wisdom of the heart, we can find peace and change the world.

Thank you everyone for coming to our 2017 Welcome Back GBM! It was great seeing all the old and new faces. Have a great ...
09/02/2017
Instagram post by Tzu Ching at UMD • Sep 2, 2017 at 9:08pm UTC

Thank you everyone for coming to our 2017 Welcome Back GBM! It was great seeing all the old and new faces. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

With Love,
UMD Tzu Ching :)

2 Likes, 1 Comments - Tzu Ching at UMD (@umdtzuching) on Instagram: “Thank you everyone for coming to our 2017 Welcome Back GBM! It was great seeing all the old and new…”

Thank you to everyone who attended our Welcome Back GBM! We hope everyone -- old and new -- enjoyed learning about Tzu C...
09/02/2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our Welcome Back GBM! We hope everyone -- old and new -- enjoyed learning about Tzu Chi, hearing about UMDTC service initiatives, and spending time with your favorite Tzu Chings!

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