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

November 28, 2021

Placing a New Focus on Senior Welfare

November 27, 2021

Bringing Out the Sincerity, Goodness, and Beauty of the Medical Mission

November 26, 2021

Working for Buddhism and All Living Beings Life After Life

November 25, 2021

Coming Together to Do Good and Sow Blessings for Our World

November 24, 2021

Upholding the Four Great Vows

November 23, 2021

Taking In the Dharma and Inspiring More People to Give

November 22, 2021

To Have Tzu Chi’s DNA in Our Essence

November 21, 2021

Cultivating for the Well-Being of the World

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Blind Turtle and the PlankThe Blind Turtle

Learning that a blind sea turtle could stick its head through the hole in a piece of wood floating on the sea, a young man also wanted to give it a try. So, he found a piece of wood, dug a hole in it, and jumped into a pool…

The Spiritual Cultivator and His Karma The Spiritual

A spiritual cultivator had been put in jail for 12 years after being falsely accused of stealing an ox. Yet, he enjoyed his time in jail without a trace of resentment. Why?

Qu Shi Freed a Red Carp Qu Shi Freed a Red Carp

Once upon a time in China, a scholar named Qu Shi witnessed a fisherman catching a big red carp. Feeling for it, he bought the fish and set it free. That night, he dreamed about a young man in a red robe coming to him…

Going Downhill and Uphill Going Downhill and

Three novice monks had to go grocery shopping every day. Despite the long journey, one with much grocery to shop could always return by noon, but the other two with little grocery would only come back at dusk. Why?

The Pigeon King

To search for food, a flock of pigeons carelessly flew into the palace and were caught and caged. Could they escape from the fate of becoming a dish on the king's table?

The Donkey Pays Its Debt

A merchant was in a hurry to do business in town and hired a donkey carriage for a ride. However, after trotting a distance, the donkey refused to go any further. Why?

Ven. Maudgalyayana and His Brother

Ven. Maudgalyayana's brother was very rich but stingy. To inspire his brother to give, Ven. Maudgalyayana came up with an idea…

Gavampati's Karmic Retributions

Gavampati was a well-cultivated spiritual practitioner, but he was always moving his mouth like an ox ruminating. What had he done in his past lives to suffer like this now?

Wisdom at Dawn

E1034.Penetrating the Tathagata-garbha
E1033.Practicing Our Cause to Transform Sentient Beings
E1032.Stop Evil to Escape the Prison of the Three Realms
E1031.Seeking the Unmoving Source of Light
E1030.Upholding Precepts and Cultivating Blessings
E1029.Entreating the Buddha to Turn the Dharma-wheel
E1028.Create Blessed Conditions, Uphold Pure Precepts

E1027.Turn the Dharma-wheel to Liberate the Suffering

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Don't Get Lost in the Web
The True Mastery of Leadership
Cast Aside the Darkness and Embrace the Light
Medicine for the Mind
The Geometry of Life
Don't Stress: Transforming Pressure into Strength
Two Things We Would Regret Not Doing Now
Learning to Bring Peace and Joy from the Buddha-Dharma

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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