Master Cheng Yen, the head of the private, non-profit Tzu Chi Foundation, headquartered in Hualien, eastern Taiwan has been name by Time magazine as one of World's 100 Most Influential People for this year.
In honoring her, Time said " In this life, Cheng Yen is already a saint but she isn't a saint who has been declared by the Catholic Church to have won through her good deeds, a place in heaven and veneration on earth. She has performed no miracles. She hasn't been canonised for Buddhism isn't an organized religion like Catholicism. She isn't even a Bodhisattva, a person withholding her nirvana in order to help sentient beings"
Read the brief article on her on Time's offical website here
An introductory video on Master Cheng Yen
Some of the many videos on the foundation helping the poors and victims of natural disasters in different parts of the world.
In Dominican Republic
In aid of victims of earthquake in Haiti
In South Africa