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The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief presents a diversity of virtual programs that aim to deepen our wisdom, better our self-understanding, and advance dialogue on real-world problems and actionable solutions. Our programs include talks on spirituality and mindfulness to film screenings. 

C.A.F.E. 229 - Web Series

On the third Friday of every month, join us for engaging talks with special guests on themes inherent in the C.A.F.E. name.

Cultivating Healthy Relationships: an Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Approach

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United in Action: Dialogue at Tzu Chi Center

United in Action episodes will explore topics related to UN and Tzu Chi missions, shedding light on inequity and action.

Upcoming Episode: Responding to Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis, May 24th 

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Mindful Eye: Film at Tzu Chi Center

See films that inspire, challenge, and broaden what we know of compassion and mindful living. Screening every other month with guest speakers.


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Women in Government: Leadership Webinar

Join us for an important discussion on women leaders in government with distinguished guest speakers, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor of NY Linda Sun and NYC Councilwoman-Elect Sandra Ung. Together, they will discuss their experience as women leaders, the strength of feminine leadership, inclusion, diversity, as well as empowering more women of color (including Asian-American women) in the workplace. Moderated by Joanna Zhang.

Lessons in Leadership from Asian American Women

What do you wish you knew when you first started out in your career? Join the Tzu Chi Center for “Asian American Women Leaders: What I’d Tell My Younger Self,” an online event that shares personal stories of reflection, success, changemaking, and more!

8 PM EDT | 7 PM CDT | 5 PM EDT

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C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

C.A.F.E. 229 Web Series

On the third Friday of every month, join us for engaging talks with special guests on themes inherent in the C.A.F.E. name: compassion in action, freedom, and enlightenment.

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Mindful Eye Film Series

Mindful Eye Film Series

We’re presenting exclusive, bi-monthly screenings and conversations on contemporary films that have inspired, challenged, and elevated our understanding of compassion and contemplative living. Get your popcorn ready.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

MIndfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training

Originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, partake in this eight-week program known to help alleviate stress, depression, anxiety, and physical pain. Cycles begin every 3 months.

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The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief operates under Tzu Chi USA, the American chapter of the global Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Your generosity guarantees support for Tzu Chi USA’s humanitarian missions as they go forward.


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