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.
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
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