“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.”


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 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.