About the Dharma as Water Team

“The Dharma is like water, which can wash away defilements. Whether water comes from a well, a pond, a stream, a river, a brook, a channel, or a great ocean, it can wash away all defilements. Dharma-water is also like this; it can cleanse sentient beings of the defilements of their afflictions.”

— The Sutra of Infinite Meanings, Chapter on Expounding the Dharma

We at the Dharma as Water (DAW) Team believe that every one of us can apply the Dharma in our daily lives to help us transform ourselves and others. Our vision is a growing community of bodhisattva practitioners that put the Buddha’s and Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s teachings into practice to bring awakening to everyone, everywhere.

We produce English subtitles for Tzu Chi’s Da Ai TV programs such as Wisdom at Dawn, Essence of the Bodhi Mind, Grassroots Bodhi, and Da Ai Drama. We also translate Tzu Chi song lyrics into English. We have compiled and are continuing to expand the Tzu Chi Glossary for ease of referencing commonly used Tzu Chi terms.

We translate and help publish many of the books written by Dharma Master Cheng Yen.
We develop and implement various spiritual training programs such as Gratitude, Respect, and Love for Tzu Chi youth, collegiate, and adult volunteers. We also hold periodic online study groups and online prayer sessions.

If you are interested in volunteering with the DAW Team, please fill out the form here.