Life Wisdom

Twelve minutes a day, 365 days a year, Life Wisdom encapsulates the essential messages from Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s talks to Tzu Chi volunteers worldwide. In this daily program, the Master shares with the audience her views on major world events, Tzu Chi’s work around the globe, inspiring stories of people and events, as well as the Buddha’s teachings and how they can be practiced in everyday life.

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

A production of ink-wash animation, Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen features the Master telling folktales or stories from Buddhist scriptures and concluding each episode with her words that offer the audience much food for thought. With captivating storylines and lifelike animated images, the program is welcomed by viewers both young and old alike.

Wisdom at Dawn

Hailed as the king of all sutras, the Lotus Sutra contains the true Dharma expounded by the Buddha in his later years. In the Sutra, the Buddha affirms that all living beings can attain Buddhahood and encourages everyone to walk the Bodhisattva Path by benefiting others. Listen to Master Cheng Yen expounding the Lotus Sutra in Wisdom at Dawn and bathe in the Dharma bliss of one of the most important and influential teachings of the Buddha.

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Essence of the Bodhi Mind is a weekly program that explores various topics from world events, social and environmental problems, to interpersonal relations, family issues, and more. Twenty-four minutes an episode, the program not only presents actual examples to illustrate the topic of the week, but also pinpoints the views of Dharma Master Cheng Yen, experts and scholars on the topic for viewers to reflect upon and derive insights from.

Life Wisdom

January 27, 2022

With Unity Come Joy and Blessing

January 26, 2022

Ushering in the New Year with Gratitude and Joy

January 25, 2022

The Best Gift: Genuine Sincerity

January 24, 2022

Creating a World Filled with Peace, Stability, and Happiness

January 23, 2022

Protecting Lives on the Bodhisattva Path

January 22, 2022

Collectively Doing Good to Form an Atmosphere of Auspiciousness

January 21, 2022

Inspiring More People to Give for a Good Cause

January 20, 2022

Recycling: A Meritorious Act

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Wealthy Woman's Dream The Wealthy

One night, a woman dreamed that she'd become the animals that were going to be slaughtered for her birthday banquet and even gone through their suffering of being killed…

The Filial Piety of the Shipping Tycoon

Lee Tsung-chi came from an impoverished family and worked as an apprentice sailor since young. One day, he saw a huge cargo ship and made a secret wish…

One Arrow, Three LivesOne Arrow, Three

A young man and his parents lived peacefully in the mountains. One day when he was fetching water from a river, he was shot by an arrow and cried out loud, "Who killed three lives with this arrow?" Why did he say that?

One Arrow, Three Lives

A young man and his parents lived peacefully in the mountains. One day when he was fetching water from a river, he was shot by an arrow and cried out loud, "Who killed three lives with this arrow?" Why did he say that?

The King and the Businessman The King and

Worrying that his country would be invaded, the king ordered to collect money from his people to expand the military. One day, a businessman came to submit his money and offered his advice to the king…

The Reptile in the Septic Pond

A group of merchants offered a large amount of treasure to a monastery through one of its monks. Yet, the monk appropriated all the treasure and even cursed other monks when being questioned….

The Brahman Practitioner's Lie

A wealthy man heard that by throwing himself into a fire, he could be reborn in heaven. So, he prepared a pit of fire and invited many people to witness his ascent…

The Gold and the Bandits

As two friends walked across a desert, a group of bandits appeared, caught one of them and took his cloak. Cold and desperate, the man begged the bandits to return his cloak…

The Buddha's Three Smiles

One day, when walking through a market along with the Buddha, Ananda noticed that the Buddha smiled three times at three things. Curious, Ananda asked the Buddha why…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1078.Reaching the Land of Treasures
E1077.Helping Sentient Beings Be in Virtuous Places
E1076.Our Search for the Precious Treasure
E1075.With Lax Aspirations, One Wishes to Retreat
E1074.Guiding People toward Safety and Stability
E1073.Attachment to Craving Leads to a Dangerous Road
E1072.Attaining the Dharma in Accord with Conditions
E1071.Liberation from All Ignorance and Disturbances

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Welcome to Taiwan
Modern Purna Maitrayaniputra
The Ten Main Disciples of the Buddha II
The Ten Main Disciples of the Buddha I
Girl Power
Spreading the Dharma Starts with the Family
Living a Blessed Senior Life
Everywhere Is a Spiritual Training Ground

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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