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

January 21, 2021

Serving as a True Living Bodhisattva

January 20, 2021

Sowing Blessings by Doing Good

January 19, 2021

With Goodness Comes Peace

January 18, 2021

Nurturing Compassion for All Living Beings

January 17, 2021

Carrying Tzu Chi's Missions On Our Shoulders

January 16, 2021

Tracking the Footprints of Kindness and Love

January 15, 2021

Spending Each Second on Helping Living Beings

January 14, 2021

Embracing All with Great Love

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Jealous Elephant

Deep in the mountains, there was an elephant king who had two wives. One day, when the second wife saw the elephant king present a flower to the first wife, her jealousy got the better of her…

The Inner Light

In Japan, a Buddhist nun had been lighting up a light every day as told by her master. It wasn't until 50 years later when she was on her deathbed that she finally realized why her master had asked her to do that.

The Buffalo King

A buffalo king led a herd of buffalos through a forest to find water. On their way, a monkey threw sand and stones at them, but the buffalo king was not offended at all. Why?

The King of Gods and the 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 Grateful Turtle The Grateful Turtle The Grateful

A couple ordered their maid to kill a turtle for lunch, but the maid felt for the turtle and set it free. When her master found out, he whipped her and left her to die. Miraculously, she recovered the next day…

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 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…

Wisdom at Dawn

E652.The Three Turnings of the Four Noble Truths
E651.Walking the Direct Bodhi Path
E650.Wondrous Principles and True Emptiness
E649.Deluded Karma Makes the Great Dharma Hard to Enter
E648.Practice the Ten Good Deeds to Enter the Path
E647.The Calamities of the Kalpa of Decay
E646.Suffering in the Saha World Never Ends
E645.Rescuing Children in the Burning House

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Changing the World Begins at the Dining Table
As One Foot Steps Forward, the Other Must Let Go
Grateful to Give
Ending Disasters with Love: Let Love Soar in the Philippines
Gaining Speed on the Plant-based Movement
A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations VI
It's Trendy! Go Veggie!
A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations V

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen