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

March 21, 2023

Nurture and Grow Our Heart of Bodhisattva

March 20, 2023

Practicing the Six Paramitas to Benefit Living Beings

March 19, 2023

Forming a Net of Bodhisattvas

March 18, 2023

Tapping into the Wellspring of Love in All

March 17, 2023

Seizing Our Life to Give Selflessly

March 16, 2023

Benefiting Humanity by Inspiring Love in All

March 15, 2023

Reaching Out to Those in Need with Loving Care

March 14, 2023

Bringing Our Communities Together to Better the World

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Brahman Priest and the Goat aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

When a wealthy family was preparing to kill many animals as offerings for a funeral, one of the goats to be slaughtered did something no one expected…

The King and the Old Shoemaker aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

A king was unhappy with his life. One day, when he went out incognito and heard a shoemaker say that the king was the happiest man in the world, he decided to play game…

The Mouse King and the Raccoon Dog aaaaaaaaaaaaa

A raccoon dog found a group of mice living in a cave in the forest. To catch the mice as prey without much effort, the raccoon dog came up with a trick…

The Merchant Who Gave up Treasures to Save Lives

Over 500 merchants set sail to look for treasures. When they came upon an island rich in resources, they began loading their ships with the treasures regardless of the ships' carrying capacity…

The Spiritual Practitioner and His Snake aaaa

A poisonous snake slithered into a group of spiritual practitioners' quarters. When everyone wanted to get rid of it as soon as possible, a monk insisted on keeping the snake…

The Elder Who Had a Benevolent Heart aaa aaaa

To provide free medicine for the poor and ill, an elder went out to the sea to collect treasure. Unexpectedly, after acquiring the treasure, his companions pushed him into a well and took all the treasure…

King Prasenajit aaaaaa aaa aaaaa aaa aaa aaaa

When King Prasenajit visited the Buddha and panted heavily with every movement he made because of his weight, the Buddha shared a tip with him to help him lose weight.

The Friendship Between the Horse and the Goat

A 40-year-old horse was losing its eyesight, so its owner thought about putting it down. At this time, an unlikely friend came to its rescue…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1376.The Buddha's Mighty Power Protects Us from Afar
E1375.The Buddha's Intent and the Bodhisattvas' Vows
E1374.Taking Up the Intent behind the Buddha's Gaze
E1373.Reaching the State of Non-retreating
E1372.Ties of Love Linger over Lifetimes
E1371.Yasodhara Receives a Prediction of Infinite Life
E1370.The Enlightened Nature Is Equal in All Beings
E1369.The Practice of Loving-kindness and Patience

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Impartial Compassion and Boundless Love
Training the Mind Through Adversity
The Script of a Happy Life
In Search of the Fountain of Life
Nurturing Students Like a Gentle Breeze
Putting Vows into Action in Africa
Witnessing Love and Kindness in Taiwan
Happy and Blessed: Doctors Practicing Loving Medicine

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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