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.
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
Essence of the Bodhi Mind
Words of Wisdom for Life
by Dharma Master Cheng Yen