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

August 4, 2021

Curbing Our Desires for a Peaceful World

August 3, 2021

Promoting Vegetarianism and Inspiring Goodness in All

August 2, 2021

Carrying Out Acts of Compassion with Wisdom Around the World

August 1, 2021

Sowing Seeds of Wisdom

July 31, 2021

The Important Matter of Food: Eat a Vegetarian Diet

July 30, 2021

Protecting the World with Our Kindness

July 29, 2021

Inspiring Goodness in All for a Peaceful World

July 28, 2021

Learning from Impermanence and Seizing Time to Serve

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Parrot Called Happy-Head The Parrot Called

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…

The Peacock Who Saved the Tiger The Peacock

In a forest, there was a peacock who loved every living being like a mother. One day, she saw a tiger eating other animals and was very sad. Suddenly, the tiger had a bone stuck in his mouth and was in lots of pain…

The Boy Who Wore Silver Lock Bracelets The Boy

Uncle Bucket and his wife did not have a child, so they adopted a boy and loved him as their own. However, a fortuneteller said the boy might not live beyond 15 years old, unless…

The Hard-working Ox The Hard-working Ox

A long time ago, there was a man who made a living carrying goods with his oxcart. One day, while dozing off after feeding his ox, he heard a voice talking to him…

The Origin of Burning Paper MoneyThe Origin of

In Chinese communities, many people would burn paper money for their deceased family members or deities. How did this practice come about? Is it good for our society today?

Ven. Maudgalyayana Saving His Mother

One time, Venerable Maudgalyayana went into meditation to search for his deceased mother. He found that she had become a hungry ghost with a huge belly and a thin neck. How would he save his mother?

The Man and His Guardian Deities The Man and

A devout Buddhist respectfully abided by the Five Precepts, so he was protected by 25 deities. One day, however, all of his guardian deities left him. What happened?

Returning Good for Evil Returning Good

The people of both Liang and Chu states in ancient China grew watermelons. Seeing that the melons on the Liang side were larger, the Chu people became jealous…

Wisdom at Dawn

E930.Cultivating and Upholding Myriad Practices
E929.Widely Proclaiming the Infinite Great Dharma
E928.Receiving Predictions of Buddhahood
E927.Buddhahood Through Practicing and Learning
E926.The Provisional and the True Are Not Two
E925.The Dharma Nourishes the Flowers of Humankind
E924.In Still Contemplation We Understand All Dharma
E923.Hearers and Solitary Realizers Enter Gradually

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Willingly and Joyfully

The Most Sought-after Job

The Secret to Staying Young

Empathy: Loving Others as We Love Ourselves

Serving as Benefactors in Each Other's Lives

Turning Deluded Love into Awakened Love

Don't Overthink Things

A Pure Mind over a Pure Body

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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