UMD Tzu Ching

UMD Tzu Ching

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Come help those affected by Hurricane Florence at the UMDTC Hurricane Florence Fundraiser! We have a wide array of premium baked goods and snacks!
Tzu Ching rocks! ❤️

Tzu Ching, or "compassionate youth", abide by the Tzu Chi spirit and principles to carry out the four Tzu Chi missions on campus. Tzu Ching means “youths with compassion and joyous giving”, who abide by the Tzu Chi spirit and principles to extend and carry out Tzu Chi missions on campus.

The members of this Group are called the “compassionate youth”, or in Chinese, Tzu Ching (TC). We proudly stand as the TC chapter at the University of Maryland, College Park!

09/29/2021

Hello everyone!
Be sure to check out our table at First Look Fair later today down on McKledin Mall! Get to learn about our organization or just come on by to chat~

Hope to see you there!! 🐢💜

Hello everyone!
Be sure to check out our table at First Look Fair later today down on McKledin Mall! Get to learn about our organization or just come on by to chat~

Hope to see you there!! 🐢💜

04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Photos from UMD Tzu Ching's post 04/19/2021

Photos from UMD Tzu Ching's post

04/07/2021

“It is the principles that guide our actions, not to blend our principles to fit into the situation.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

“It is the principles that guide our actions, not to blend our principles to fit into the situation.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

03/31/2021

“Over time, we can build great character, achieve great success, and cultivate great virtue.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

“Over time, we can build great character, achieve great success, and cultivate great virtue.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

03/17/2021

Nutritious and delicious!
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Ingredients

4 small packages of Jing Si instant rice
2 cups of sticky rice
20 Chinese mahogany leaves
10 Chinese mushrooms
5-6 teaspoons of crushed ginger
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of Jing Si vegan seasoning powder (preserved cabbage flavor)

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Directions

1. Soak the sticky rice for 5-6 hours. Drain, and cook.

2. Pour 5,600 cc of hot water over the instant rice, cover, and wait 20 minutes until it’s cooked.

3. Mix the sticky rice and the instant rice.

4. Clean the Chinese mahogany leaves, removing the stems. Blanch with boiled water, then shock with cold water to keep the leaves green. Drain, and mince.

5. Soak the Chinese mushrooms, then cut into thin slices.

6.Sauté the Chinese mushrooms, and place aside.

7. Sauté the mashed ginger, then add in the Chinese mahogany leaves and Chinese mushroom.

8. Turn off heat, and add in the instant rice and sticky rice.

9. Stir in other ingredients, adding soy sauce and vegan seasoning powder.

10. Finally, add sesame oil.

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Notes!

Blanching Chinese mahogany leaves can reduce the nitrite salt in them.

Chinese mahogany leaves can be chopped, placed in cans, and kept in the freezer.

Mashed ginger can increase the fragrance of instant rice, and also improve one’s metabolism.

Sticky rice can add to the texture of food.

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https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/stir-fried-rice-with-toon-sauce

Nutritious and delicious!
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Ingredients

4 small packages of Jing Si instant rice
2 cups of sticky rice
20 Chinese mahogany leaves
10 Chinese mushrooms
5-6 teaspoons of crushed ginger
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of Jing Si vegan seasoning powder (preserved cabbage flavor)

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Directions

1. Soak the sticky rice for 5-6 hours. Drain, and cook.

2. Pour 5,600 cc of hot water over the instant rice, cover, and wait 20 minutes until it’s cooked.

3. Mix the sticky rice and the instant rice.

4. Clean the Chinese mahogany leaves, removing the stems. Blanch with boiled water, then shock with cold water to keep the leaves green. Drain, and mince.

5. Soak the Chinese mushrooms, then cut into thin slices.

6.Sauté the Chinese mushrooms, and place aside.

7. Sauté the mashed ginger, then add in the Chinese mahogany leaves and Chinese mushroom.

8. Turn off heat, and add in the instant rice and sticky rice.

9. Stir in other ingredients, adding soy sauce and vegan seasoning powder.

10. Finally, add sesame oil.

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Notes!

Blanching Chinese mahogany leaves can reduce the nitrite salt in them.

Chinese mahogany leaves can be chopped, placed in cans, and kept in the freezer.

Mashed ginger can increase the fragrance of instant rice, and also improve one’s metabolism.

Sticky rice can add to the texture of food.

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https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/stir-fried-rice-with-toon-sauce

03/16/2021

“Manage business with mind based upon your heart; while dealing with human relationship, you will let your heart drive your mind.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

“Manage business with mind based upon your heart; while dealing with human relationship, you will let your heart drive your mind.” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

03/10/2021

“Confidence, perseverance, and courage working together can warrant success” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

“Confidence, perseverance, and courage working together can warrant success” -Dharma Master Cheng Yen

03/06/2021

This month’s topic was building habits! We have just concluded our March GBM! It was so insightful sharing about our habits and learning how to build new ones! Thank you for coming!

This month’s topic was building habits! We have just concluded our March GBM! It was so insightful sharing about our habits and learning how to build new ones! Thank you for coming!

03/03/2021

“When walking, as we step one foot forward, we lift the other foot. In the same way, we should let go of yesterday and focus on today” - Dharma Master Cheng Yen

“When walking, as we step one foot forward, we lift the other foot. In the same way, we should let go of yesterday and focus on today” - Dharma Master Cheng Yen

03/02/2021

Pasta time!
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Ingredients

1 red bell pepper
2 green scallions
2 cloves of garlic
Fettuccine (or pasta of choice)
Veggie Stock
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp sour cream
¼ cup of parmesan

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Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust the rack to top position. 

2. Wash and dry all produce. Cut the red pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds.

3. Trim and chop scallions, separate the whites from the greens.  

4. Place bell pepper on a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place peeled garlic cloves on a small piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Clinch foil into a packet and place it on the baking sheet. Roast 20-25 minutes until the bell pepper is charred and garlic is soft.

5. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil, add pasta and reduce heat. Cook until soft and drain excess water. Reserve ¼ cup of water from the pasta. 

6. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan. Add scallion whites and cook until softened. Add ¼ cup of excess pasta water and ¼ cup veggie stock. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and a helping of Parmesan. Add 1 tbsp of butter and stir until smooth. 

7. Once bell peppers and garlic are done baking, thinly slice the bell pepper and mash the garlic with a fork. 

8. Add bell pepper and garlic to sauce and stir; cook 1-2 minutes at a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. 

9. Add sauce to pasta and serve. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with scallion greens and Parmesan.

Pasta time!
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Ingredients

1 red bell pepper
2 green scallions
2 cloves of garlic
Fettuccine (or pasta of choice)
Veggie Stock
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp sour cream
¼ cup of parmesan

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Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust the rack to top position. 

2. Wash and dry all produce. Cut the red pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds.

3. Trim and chop scallions, separate the whites from the greens.  

4. Place bell pepper on a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place peeled garlic cloves on a small piece of foil, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Clinch foil into a packet and place it on the baking sheet. Roast 20-25 minutes until the bell pepper is charred and garlic is soft.

5. Bring a medium pot of salted water to boil, add pasta and reduce heat. Cook until soft and drain excess water. Reserve ¼ cup of water from the pasta. 

6. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan. Add scallion whites and cook until softened. Add ¼ cup of excess pasta water and ¼ cup veggie stock. Add cream cheese, sour cream, and a helping of Parmesan. Add 1 tbsp of butter and stir until smooth. 

7. Once bell peppers and garlic are done baking, thinly slice the bell pepper and mash the garlic with a fork. 

8. Add bell pepper and garlic to sauce and stir; cook 1-2 minutes at a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. 

9. Add sauce to pasta and serve. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with scallion greens and Parmesan.

Photos from UMD Tzu Ching's post 03/01/2021

We had lots of fun during this week baking and donating our goods to local fire stations! And many thanks to our volunteers for baking and delivering these goods!

Photos from UMD Tzu Ching's post 02/20/2021

Reusable containers!

1. They are more durable than take-out boxes

2. Less disposable plastic, which means less garbage!

3. Even if a restaurant offers paper food containers, once the container is soiled with food, it is not recyclable!
(But it may be compostable)

https://jingsi.shop/collections/eco-friendly-products/products/環保餐盒大820cc

02/18/2021

Jing si black tea porridge! Soothing and comforting 🤤

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Ingredients
10 g  Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

1 c white rice

1 L water

½ c shiitake mushroom (if dry, prepare/hydrate according to package directions)

½ c dried black fungus, prepared/hydrated according to package directions

½ c red dates 

2 tbsp wolfberries (goji berries)

salt to taste

recommended tools: kitchen scale (to measure ingredients), mesh sieve or strainer

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Directions

1. Bring water to boil. In teapot or vessel, add water and tea to brew for 5 minutes. Then, strain tea leaves and pour out into bowl.

2. Wash rice.

3. Slice hydrated mushrooms, black fungi, and red dates.

4. In a stock pot, add rice and tea. Add in mushrooms, fungi, as well as wolfberries and dates.

5. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

6. Remove lid and add salt to taste. Enjoy!

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Link: https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-jing-si-black-tea-porridge

Jing si black tea porridge! Soothing and comforting 🤤

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Ingredients
10 g  Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

1 c white rice

1 L water

½ c shiitake mushroom (if dry, prepare/hydrate according to package directions)

½ c dried black fungus, prepared/hydrated according to package directions

½ c red dates 

2 tbsp wolfberries (goji berries)

salt to taste

recommended tools: kitchen scale (to measure ingredients), mesh sieve or strainer

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Directions

1. Bring water to boil. In teapot or vessel, add water and tea to brew for 5 minutes. Then, strain tea leaves and pour out into bowl.

2. Wash rice.

3. Slice hydrated mushrooms, black fungi, and red dates.

4. In a stock pot, add rice and tea. Add in mushrooms, fungi, as well as wolfberries and dates.

5. Cover and simmer on low for 30 minutes.

6. Remove lid and add salt to taste. Enjoy!

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Link: https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-jing-si-black-tea-porridge

02/12/2021

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Photos from UMD Tzu Ching's post 01/31/2021

Carrying your own utensils can reduce our carbon footprints! :)

https://tinyurl.com/jingsichopsticks

01/28/2021

Tropical Tea Jello!
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Ingredients

5 c water

5g Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

165 g agar powder

1 c coconut milk

1 mango

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk

Recommended tools: kitchen scale (to measure ingredients), sachets for tea, mixer, mesh sieve or sifter

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Directions

1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil. In a pot, add tea leaves and let sit to brew for 3 minutes.

2. Then, turn heat on tea and bring back to boil. Begin to add 110 g of agar powder and brown sugar, stirring well. Remove from heat.

3. In 3 cups, evenly pour out mixture. Let cool till it solidifies to a jelly-like consistency.

4. In saucepan, bring coconut milk and remaining cup of water to boil. Stir in remaining  agar powder well. Remove from heat and pour into 3 previous cups as a second layer. Let cool; will also solidify into a jelly.

5. In the meantime, peel and cut mango into ½” cubes. Sprinkle on top layer of jello cups.

6. Drizzle condensed milk across mango topping, distributing evenly among three cups. Enjoy!

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Recipe by Connor Hsu
https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-tropical-tea-jello

Tropical Tea Jello!
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Ingredients

5 c water

5g Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

165 g agar powder

1 c coconut milk

1 mango

1 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk

Recommended tools: kitchen scale (to measure ingredients), sachets for tea, mixer, mesh sieve or sifter

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Directions

1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil. In a pot, add tea leaves and let sit to brew for 3 minutes.

2. Then, turn heat on tea and bring back to boil. Begin to add 110 g of agar powder and brown sugar, stirring well. Remove from heat.

3. In 3 cups, evenly pour out mixture. Let cool till it solidifies to a jelly-like consistency.

4. In saucepan, bring coconut milk and remaining cup of water to boil. Stir in remaining  agar powder well. Remove from heat and pour into 3 previous cups as a second layer. Let cool; will also solidify into a jelly.

5. In the meantime, peel and cut mango into ½” cubes. Sprinkle on top layer of jello cups.

6. Drizzle condensed milk across mango topping, distributing evenly among three cups. Enjoy!

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Recipe by Connor Hsu
https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-tropical-tea-jello

01/25/2021

Welcome back guys! First day of the spring semester! I hope you guys have a good spring semester. :)

Welcome back guys! First day of the spring semester! I hope you guys have a good spring semester. :)

01/13/2021

Introducing Jung Si Boba!
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Ingredients

1. 15g Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

boba (also known as tapioca pearls or balls)

2. 1 tbsp sugar

3. ½ c dairy or plant-based milk

*recommended: empty tea sachet and wide reusable straw

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Directions

1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add tapioca pearls or boba. Boil until the boba floats to the surface. Center should be cooked through and not starchy.

2. Using a strainer, drain out liquid when done. For more sweetness, mix in some honey to your taste. Place into your favorite cup.
In a separate pot, add tea to boiling water. (pro tip: place the tea leaves in your sachet before adding to the pot for easy serving).

3. Simmer on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. For stronger tasting tea, simmer for a few more minutes.

4. Stir in sugar and milk. Remove from heat. Remove sachet is used or fish out tea leaves with a strainer.

5. Pour tea into the cup with boba. If using a straw, be sure the drink temperature is drinkable to prevent burning, or add ice for a cooling, refreshing taste!

https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-boba-with-jing-si-tea

Introducing Jung Si Boba!
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Ingredients

1. 15g Jing Si Black Tea-Machine Picked

boba (also known as tapioca pearls or balls)

2. 1 tbsp sugar

3. ½ c dairy or plant-based milk

*recommended: empty tea sachet and wide reusable straw

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Directions

1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add tapioca pearls or boba. Boil until the boba floats to the surface. Center should be cooked through and not starchy.

2. Using a strainer, drain out liquid when done. For more sweetness, mix in some honey to your taste. Place into your favorite cup.
In a separate pot, add tea to boiling water. (pro tip: place the tea leaves in your sachet before adding to the pot for easy serving).

3. Simmer on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. For stronger tasting tea, simmer for a few more minutes.

4. Stir in sugar and milk. Remove from heat. Remove sachet is used or fish out tea leaves with a strainer.

5. Pour tea into the cup with boba. If using a straw, be sure the drink temperature is drinkable to prevent burning, or add ice for a cooling, refreshing taste!

https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipe-submission-boba-with-jing-si-tea

12/31/2020

🎉HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE🎉

It’s been a tough year due to the pandemic but we’re hopeful that it will get better! Thank you to our volunteers, Tzu Ching and Tzu Chi members, and everyone!

Have a good and happy new year!🎉🎉

12/07/2020

Last week of classes and incoming finals!
Our TC bear will be cheering for you all!!

11/25/2020

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! How about a vegan mapo tofu on your Thanksgiving table?
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Ingredients

1 lb silken or soft tofu
½ leek
3 sprigs of scallion
½ lb mushrooms (oyster, sh*take, king)
2 garlic cloves
1/2 inch k**b of ginger
1 tbps Sichuan pepper
3 dried red chili
Olive oil
Sesame Oil
3 tbsp black bean chili sauce
3 tbsp chili sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 cup of water

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Directions

1. Toast 1 tbsp of Sichuan pepper and 3 red chilies. Roasting helps bring out the flavors that will later make the dish pop. When cool, grind to a fine powder.
2. Chop the leek, scallions, garlic, and ginger. Place the mushrooms into a food processor or blender to give them an ultra-fine chop.
3. Set your pain on low heat; add olive oil, next, add sesame oil. When warm, add the black bean chili sauce and give it a stir. Mix in chili sauce. For good air circulation, turn on your kitchen fan in this step!
4. Once combined, add the chopped garlic and ginger and incorporate. Then, add the ground Sichuan pepper.
5. Next, add veggies and saute them. Add the mushrooms, being careful not to overcook them.
6. Finally, gently cut your tofu into cubes; add it to your pan gently.
7. Lower the heat on your pan, adding a cup of water. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes.
8. For a creamier texture, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with a bit of water and then add it to your pan. Mix carefully, not disturbing the tofu.
9. Keep for 3 minutes on low heat. Plate and eat!

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Recipe by Tzu Chi

https://veryveggiemovement.org/blog/very-veggie-recipes-vegan-mapo-tofu

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Website

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Address


Reston, VA

General information

Tzu Chi Foundation or Tzu Chi (慈濟), literally "Compassionate Relief", is an international humanitarian organization and a prominent non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Chinese-speaking world with a special consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Tzu Chi conducts its mission via an international network of volunteers. They are easily recognized by their blue and white uniforms, often referred to as 藍天白雲 (lántiān báiyún, lit. 'blue sky, white clouds') by volunteers, and Tzu Chi relief workers have been called "blue angels" for their uniforms. Tzu Chi Foundation also has the Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association (慈濟大專青年) or Tzu Youth (慈青) in short. Their job includes the four missions of Tzu Chi, especially charity work. Their work also includes the promotion of vegetarianism and the awareness of world issues and environmental protection. Tzu Chi has several sub-organizations, such as the Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA), composed of professional medical personnel who travel overseas to volunteer their services in poor communities without access to medical care and during international disaster relief. As a non-profit organization, Tzu Chi has built many hospitals and schools worldwide, including a network of medical facilities in Taiwan and an education system spanning from kindergarten through university and medical school. Schools were also rebuilt in the aftermath of earthquakes in Iran, China and Haiti.
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