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May 14, 2007 marks the seventieth birthday of one of the world's most inspiring yet largely unrecognized women. Wang Chin-Yun, a Buddhist nun now known as Venerable Master Cheng Yen, was born in central Taiwan in 1937. At the age of 29, she established the Tzu Chi Foundation, an organization committed to compassion and relief that now numbers 10 million volunteer members in more than 40 countries.
"To save the world, we must begin by transforming human hearts," says Master Yen. Challenges, published to commemorate the Venerable Master's birthday, details her extraordinary vision, her tenacity in the face of numerous hurdles, and the life-changing lessons she and her followers have learned over the years,