Ongoing Programs

The Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief presents a diversity of virtual and in-person 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.  In this episode:

Changing Emotion With Emotion

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Wellness Programs

Whether it be a healthy body, a sound mind, or a tranquil spirit, discover the many ways Tzu Chi can connect you to wellness, both inside and out. 

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Past Programs

Tzu Chi Joins CSW March 2024

Since its accreditation to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2010, Tzu Chi has been a longstanding participant and advocate at the annual Commission on the Status of Women(CSW).

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: Transforming Food Systems Through Faith Communities, Dec 27th

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Climate Week NYC

From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach.

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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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.


The Tzu Chi Center’s work could not be possible without the help and support of its vivacious and dedicated volunteers. Like what we do? Learn how you may safely get involved in our programs and activities in New York City.