Volunteering is the Key to Happiness
Since her parents passed by, Yang Shu-Juan has been looking for the meaning and goal of life.
She hopes to find the answer by serving others. Through volunteering and interacting with tourists, she finds comfort and warmth at the Buddha Museum, and hopes to spread joy to everyone.
Volunteering as an Act of Giving
Cheng Shih-Hsiang is a retired high school teacher. He greets and guides tourists from around the world at the Main Hall lobby. As a volunteer, he is always willing to give and serve others. With this attitude in mind, he has developed language skills in order to interact with foreign tourists. While it seems that volunteers are benefitting others, they are actually benefitting themselves.
Volunteering as a Form of Learning
Since becoming a volunteer, Huang Zhao-Rong has learnt more about Humanistic Buddhism. He considers all fellow volunteers to be a book which he can learn from. In the process of volunteering, he was grateful to the Buddha, to Venerable Master Hsing Yun, and to every volunteer for their assistance. Having a right attitude and positive thoughts can change one's circumstances for the better.