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.
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.
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 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.
March 2, 2021
Relieving Suffering with Compassion
March 1, 2021
Saving Ourselves by Eating a Vegetarian Diet
February 28, 2021
Promoting Vegetarianism with Great Courage and Great Compassion
February 27, 2021
Using Our Time to Spread the Dharma
February 26, 2021
Growing a Forest of Great Love to Protect the World
February 25, 2021
Transforming Lives in Africa
February 24, 2021
Working in Unity for Truth, Goodness and Beauty
February 23, 2021
Key to Mitigating Disasters: Giving Rise to Sincere Love
Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
The Inner Light
In Japan, a Buddhist nun had been lighting up a light every day as told by her master. It wasn't until 50 years later when she was on her deathbed that she finally realized why her master had asked her to do that.
Two Friends Who Saved the Eels
On their way back from an imperial examination, two friends bought all the eels caught by a fisherman just to set them free again. Little did they know that their act of kindness was rewarded in a big way…
The Herd Boy
A herd boy and his ox passed by a graveyard where a family was making offerings to their deceased father. Suddenly, the ox dropped and died. As the boy wailed in disbelief, something unexpected happened…
The Deer and the King
A benevolent king had banned deer hunting in his kingdom. To test the king whether he would keep his word, the King of Gods sent deer to eat up all the crops…
The Laborer Who Upheld the Five Precepts
On a ship that was violently struck by a raging storm, a laborer who was a devout Buddhist chanted prayers until the storm abated. However, the ship stood still and couldn't move forward again…
The Jealous Elephant The Jealous Elephant
Deep in the mountains, there was an elephant king who had two wives. One day, when the second wife saw the elephant king present a flower to the first wife, her jealousy got the better of her…
The Buffalo King The Buffalo King The Buffalo
A buffalo king led a herd of buffalos through a forest to find water. On their way, a monkey threw sand and stones at them, but the buffalo king was not offended at all. Why?
The Grateful Turtle The Grateful Turtle The Grateful
A couple ordered their maid to kill a turtle for lunch, but the maid felt for the turtle and set it free. When her master found out, he whipped her and left her to die. Miraculously, she recovered the next day…
Wisdom at Dawn
Essence of the Bodhi Mind
Words of Wisdom for Life
by Dharma Master Cheng Yen