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Established in 1966 as the Tzu Chi Merits Society by Master Cheng Yen with the support of only 30 housewives, this non-profit organization has over four million supporters worldwide. For more than 30 years, the Tzu Chi organization continues to concentrate its missions and invite all people to join them to purify their minds, pacify society, and work toward a disaster-free world. This study analyzed the culture of Jing Si Abode, the original place of the Tzu Chi organization, which serves as the spiritual and administrative center of the organization. Through the analysis of members’ shared stories, a picture of the organization emerges.
Chen, Guo-Ming. "Toward a Pure Land: An Analysis of Shared Stories of Jing Si Abode." Intercultural Communication Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, 2006, pp. 66-75.