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

December 3, 2020

Creating a Pure Land of Living Bodhisattvas

December 2, 2020

Helping Typhoon Survivors in the Philippines

December 1, 2020

Safeguarding Our Pure True Nature Life after Life

November 30, 2020

Serving Devotedly on the Bodhisattva Path

November 29, 2020

Passing on Tzu Chi’s Work and Making It Everlasting

November 28, 2020

Spreading the Dharma with Handicrafts

November 27, 2020

Purifying Hearts and Minds with the Dharma

November 26, 2020

Giving with a Heart of Purity

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Poor Couple and the Biscuits The Poor Couple the

Once upon a time, there was a couple who was very poor and they often had to worry about food. One day, they had three biscuits, and the fight over the last biscuit ensued…

The King of Gods and the Demon The Demon Demon

During a gathering of heavenly beings, a little demon showed up and blatantly sat on the throne of the King of Gods. The heavenly beings were furious and lashed out at him, but something unexpected happened…

The Two Brothers The Two Brothers The Two Brothers

Walking by a village one day, a Buddhist monk came across a man and his ox on their way home. Seeing the monk, the ox knelt down before him and started to shed tears…

The Brahman Woman Who Saved Her Mother The Demon

Believing in the law of karma, a brahman woman tried to persuade her mother who loved eating fish to change her ways, but to no avail…

The Lame Monk

Hoping to see Manjusri Bodhisattva in person, a devout Buddhist decided to make offerings to Buddhist monks. On the day of the event, a lame monk in tattered clothes came and sat on the seat reserved for Manjusri Bodhisattva…

The Child Called Double-Surname

A fisherman caught a big fish and was surprised to find a boy inside alive. It turned out that the boy was pushed into a river by his stepmother who was trying to kill him. The fisherman raised him like his own, until one day…

The Giant Fish

When a school of fish followed a giant fish and swam about freely in the ocean, a fisherman cast his net and caught them all. What did the giant fish do in this moment of life and death?

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?

Wisdom at Dawn

E582.Forever Eliminate the Dark Coverings of Ignorance
E581.The Dharma-children Inherit Great Dharma
E580.Teaching Principles with Skillful Means
E579.Free from Dust, Bodhisattvas Play in this World
E578.Everlasting Wisdom-life with Fivefold Dharmakaya
E577.The Three Views of Emptiness and Existence
E576.Exercise Wondrous Powers to Understand All
E575.The Buddha Impartially Teaches the Great Vehicle

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

November 28, 2020

A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations V

November 21, 2020

A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations IV

November 14, 2020

TIMA's Path of Compassion

November 7, 2020

A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations III

October 31, 2020

A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations II

October 24, 2020

The Buddha’s Lesson on How to Spread the Wondrous Dharma

October 17, 2020

Life Without Regrets

October 10, 2020

A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations I

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen