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.
September 23, 2020
Inspiring More People to Do Good
September 22, 2020
Remembering the 921 Earthquake
September 21, 2020
Remembering the Volunteer Huang Jinshou
September 20, 2020
Recycling: Overcoming Obstacles to Serve
September 19, 2020
Every Family Doing Good Deeds to Accumulate Blessings for the World
September 18, 2020
Heading in the Right Direction in Life
September 17, 2020
Praying for Peace in the World with Sincere Piety
September 16, 2020
Taming Our Minds for a Peaceful World
Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
The Value of a Rock
Following his master's words, a young novice took a rock to the market and asked people to offer a price for it. What did he learn from this experience?
The Blind Man Carrying a Lamp
A blind man often went to a temple to learn Buddhist teachings. One day when he was going home, he asked for a lamp as it was getting dark. What did he need a lamp for as he couldn't see?
The Farmer and His Ox
A farmer had kept an ox since young and took very good care of it. When he became too old to look after his ox, he had no choice but to find it a new owner, but only on one condition.
The King's Vow
After seven years of drought, the residents of a small country suffered from starvation. Vowing to save his people, the king jumped off a cliff into the sea and became a giant fish…
The Kindhearted Monkey
After a monkey saved a man from the bottom of a cliff, the man attempted to kill the monkey for food as he was very hungry. Startled, the monkey scrambled up a tree and started to cry…
Sakra and Asuras
One time, asuras, or demons, waged war against Sakra, the King of Gods. As Sakra was withdrawing with his troops to avoid conflict, he saw something that made him turn back and head toward the asuras…
Sweet Vinegar and Plain Water
After working hard and receiving her wages, a granny went to buy the sweet vinegar she had been craving for. On her way home, she exchanged the sweet vinegar for a bottle of dirty water from a pond. Why?
The Fisherman's Trip to the Sea Palace
To thank a fisherman, Taro, for saving its life, a turtle took him to the Dragon King's palace undersea. Taro spent three days in the palace, but when he returned home, it turned out that decades had passed…
Wisdom at Dawn
Essence of the Bodhi Mind
September 19, 2020
A Simple Life
September 12, 2020
Great Vow and Action
September 5, 2020
Purity Begins at the Source
August 29, 2020
Just Do It
August 22, 2020
Eating 80% Full and Saving the Rest to Help Others
August 15, 2020
Do Everything Willingly and Accept Everything Happily
August 8, 2020
Taking Action to Create Blessings
August 1, 2020
A Great Lesson of Our Times
Words of Wisdom for Life
by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
Wondrous Words, Wondrous Dharma