Tzu Ching, or "compassionate youth", abide by the Tzu Chi spirit and principles to carry out the four Tzu Chi missions on campus.
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!
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 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!
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 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 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 everyday lives. Join each Wednesday as we talk about life values and spend time with the students!
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!
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 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!
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 fresh air and appreciate the environment for its natural beauty. The weather was cold but the company was warm!
10/28/17 - Dunn Loring
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 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 GBM
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 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 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 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!
It was great seeing new and familiar faces at our Board and Brew social last weekend! We all had a blast stuffing our faces with food, playing board games, and learning new games as well. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we hope you see you all soon!
Last weekend, we held a social at The Board and Brew. It was great seeing new and familiar faces! We all had a blast stuffing our faces with food, playing board games, and learning new games as well. Thank you to everyone who came out, and we hope you see you all soon!
Last week, we got to present UMD Tzu Ching to new students who came to see us at the First Look Fair. We talked about Tzu Chi foundation, service, and how we as Tzu Chings can act both locally and globally. Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you soon!
It is an honor being able to table and talk to so many students about Tzu Ching here at UMD. We are grateful for all of our volunteers that stood outside and interacted with new students! @ McKeldin Mall
Tzu Chi volunteers have been traveling throughout the southern United States to assist with disaster relief and distribution for families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Click to learn more about the relief efforts done by fellow Tzu Chings and Tzu Chi volunteers!
#TzuChiRelief volunteers held a large-scale #DisasterAid distribution for residents impacted by #HurricaneHarvey in Dickinson, Texas. The relief event benefited 2,300 families, providing a total of $1,345,400 in financial assistance, as well as #MedicalOutreach and performances by #volunteers to help return smiles to those who are struggling after this disaster. tzuchi.us/HarveyRecovery #LoveSaves #Harvey2017 #HarveyFlood Dickinson Police Department - Texas City of Dickinson, Texas - City Government
Thank you to everyone who attended our General Interest Meeting! We look forward to working with all of you and seeing you all at volunteer events. In case you missed it, here is our promotional video we made for the school year: we hope to see you around -- Let's join TC!
This week, we got the opportunity to share UMD Tzu Ching with the rest of the UMD community during the First Look Fair -- where students get to walk around and explore the hundreds of clubs and organizations the University has to offer. Thank you to all of our members who came, talked about Tzu Ching, and tabled for us!
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.
We're so excited for the First Look Fair tomorrow! Come find us on McKeldin Mall from 10:00AM-3:00PM this Wednesday and Thursday!
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!
A few of our Tzu Chings spent Labor Day Weekend tabling for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Although we live far from the site of the storm, we remember that we are part of a much larger community and we must think globally and act locally. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the disaster. Thank you to our volunteers for fundraising this weekend!
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!
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UMD Tzu Chings spent Labor Day weekend fundraising for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey — one of the worst disasters the southern United States has ever seen. We spent an afternoon giving out Thai Tea and snacks, while spreading awareness of the hurricane to students on campus. All proceeds from our fundraiser will directly go towards relief efforts and providing families with food, beds, first-aid kits, and financial assistance.
Even though we are far away from Texas, it is our responsibility to help out those in need and those affected by natural disasters. Our hearts go out to all of the victims of the storm, and we will continue to help out in any way we can. Thank you to everyone who stopped by, and for all of our wonderful volunteers who spent the afternoon fundraising!
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