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

October 20, 2021

Inspiring More People to Walk the Bodhisattva Path

October 19, 2021

Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations: A Cultivation Ground of Bodhisattvas

October 18, 2021

Choosing to Walk the Right Path

October 17, 2021

Creating an Atmosphere of Goodness

October 16, 2021

The Best Remedy for the Pandemic

October 15, 2021

Curbing Our Desires to Ease the Pandemic

October 14, 2021

Practicing Recycling for a Pure Land on Earth

October 13, 2021

Cherishing Our Resources and Giving to Benefit Others

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Kindhearted Blind Couple

In a village of Korea lived an elderly couple who were both blind. Despite that, they lit up a lamp in front of their house every night. What did they need a lamp for?

The Illusions in the Wine Pot

A young married couple loved each other very much and got along very well. One day, they found something in their wine pot and had a big fight. What did they see in the wine pot?

Upholding Precepts to Avert Evil

A man had been praying to ghosts for good wealth and receiving what he wished all along. But all of a sudden, the ghosts stopped responding to his prayers. What happened?

The Honest Yan Hui

Once, Confucius and his disciples were trapped and had nothing to eat for days. When they finally had a bag of rice, Yan Hui cooked and ate it before everyone else did. Zi-gong saw it and angrily told Confucius about it…

The Poor Woman

A poor woman had nothing to offer to the Buddha, so she decided to sweep the Buddha's monastery every day to show her respect. One day, a wealthy man came and offered her a lot of gold…

The Old Monk and the Young Monk

On their way back from asking for alms, an old monk and a young monk saw a woman who looked very hungry. The old monk asked the young monk to share their alms with the woman, but the young monk was reluctant…

The Golden Statuette in the Water

A young man saw a golden statuette in a pond and attempted to scoop it up. But no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't find anything. It turned out that the statuette wasn't in the water…

The Parrot Called Happy-Head

Due to prolonged drought, a forest caught fire and all animals' lives were in danger. To save the animals, a parrot flew back and forth to the sea and dipped his wings in the water trying to put out the fire…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1007.Seeing the Rare Light, He Urged Them to Explore
E1006.Great Enlightenment Illuminates Brahma Heaven
E1005.Superior Light Illuminates the Universe
E1004.Radiant Wisdom Illuminates Dark and Evil Paths
E1003.Turn the Six Consciousnesses Toward Goodness
E1002.The Buddha Knows the Minds of Sentient Beings
E1001.He Teaches the True Principles for the World
E1000.Widely Practicing Skillful Means Benefits People

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Two Things We Would Regret Not Doing Now
Learning to Bring Peace and Joy from the Buddha-Dharma
Temper Ourselves to Eliminate Self-arrogance
Say Goodbye to a Heart of Glass
The Power of Introverts
Don't Let the Flaws Consume Your Mind
The Most Beautiful Sight in Taiwan
Reflecting on Impermanence

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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