About the Team


Dharma as Water Team is part of Tzu Chi Foundation, an international non-profit, non-governmental humanitarian organization with four major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture.

Since 2000, the team has been working on translating subtitles for Da Ai Television series into English. In addition, the team took on book translation of teachings by Master Cheng Yen.

Our Vision

We envision the widespread availability and acceptance of Dharma Master Cheng Yen's teachings, as well as the formation of a community of Bodhisattva practitioners, speaking English and other languages, who will join Bodhisattva around the world in applying Master's teachings in their lives and their communities, advancing Tzu Chi's missions, and linking together to form a critical mass that will grow and develop, thus bringing real, positive change and pervasive awakening to the US and beyond.

Our Work

Since 2000, Dharma as Water Team has been working on various projects and assignments to spread the message of Gratitude, Respect, and Love.

We are currently working on the following:

 Da Ai TV Subtitle Translation

·   Wisdom at Dawn

·   Essence of the Bodhi Mind

·   Grassroots Bodhisattva

·   Da Ai Drama 

Book Translation

·   Dharma as Water Volume 2 & 3

·   Return to Pure Intrinsic Nature

·   Commentary on Sutra of Infinite Meanings

DVD Subtitle Translation

Tzu Chi English Glossary

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About Tzu Chi

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). The foundation focuses on four major missions: charity, medicine, education, and humanistic culture. The foundation also engages in international disaster relief, bone marrow donation, community volunteerism, and environmental protection. “Tzu Chi” means “compassion and relief.” 

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Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was established in 1966 in Hualien by Venerable Dharma Master Cheng Yen. From the first 30 supporters, housewives who saved two cents from their grocery money each day to help the poor, the foundation has grown to nearly 10 million volunteers and supporters in 50 countries, and has provided international relief work in 70 countries to people suffering from disasters such as the Southeast Asia tsunami, Myanmar cyclone, and earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Sichuan China, Haiti and Chile.

Dharma Master Cheng Yen believes that the lack of altruistic love for others has been the root of many problems in this world, but with sustained kindness, mercy and giving, harmony and peace can be achieved. Thus, the foundation’s guiding principle is to “help the poor and educate the rich” – to give material aid to the needy and inspire love and humanity in both givers and receivers.

Click here for more information about Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

Click here for more information about Tzu Chi USA.