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

August 7, 2022

Develop Perseverance While Serving as Bodhisattvas

August 6, 2022

Awakening to Life's Truths by Walking the Bodhisattva Path

August 5, 2022

Make the Aspiration Now to Serve as Bodhisattvas

August 4, 2022

Living a Life of Value Through Giving

August 3, 2022

Inspiring Goodness in Action and Mind

August 2, 2022

Embracing an Upright Mind, Thinking, and Action

August 1, 2022

Understanding the Truth of Sufferings of Life

July 31, 2022

Working to Actualize Our Ideals

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Wisdom of an Elderly Volunteer

In Kaohsiung, Taiwan, there is an elderly recycling volunteer. Despite having cancers, rain or shine, she always comes to the recycling station to do recycling. Why?

The Gadhimai Festival The Gadhimai

In a temple in southern Nepal, a large-scale animal sacrifice is held every five years to make offerings to a goddess. However, in 2015, the temple authorities announced one thing…

The Poor Woman and the Cloth The

Once, there was a poor woman. Although the best thing she had was a piece of used cloth, she wished to offer it to the Buddha to express her sincere piety…

The Child Monk and the Empress The

When India was struck by a plague, a monastery sent a child monk to Emperor Ashoka's palace to ease everyone's mind. Yet, seeing the adorable child monk, the empress was delighted and wanted to hug him…

The Fox and the Lion

In the mountains, 500 foxes followed a lion wherever it went to feed on its leftover prey. One day, the lion fell into a pit, and all foxes abandoned it but one…

The Man and the Gold

Hearing the Buddha and Ananda mention a poisonous snake in a bush, a farmer went to check and found a pot of gold instead. Why did the Buddha and Ananda say it's a poisonous snake?

Venerable Katyayana

When his queen died, a king did nothing but mourn all day long. Worried, the king's ministers asked Ven. Katyayana for help. When Ven. Katyayana went in, he brought a tree branch with him…

The Two Brothers

Instead of working hard on his field, a man ordered his younger brother to farm diligently while he just went to a temple to pray for blessings every day. So, a deity decided to teach him a lesson…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1214.Repaying the Buddha’s Grace with Offerings
E1213.Paying Respect to Those Who Uphold the Sutras
E1212.We Are Borne upon the Shoulders of the Tathagata
E1211.Do Not Slander Those Learning the Dharma
E1210.What Comes of Praise for or Slander of the Buddha
E1209.The Buddha's Emissaries Proclaim on His Behalf
E1208.Spreading the Sutras as the Buddha's Emissaries
E1207.Reborn in the World to Expound the Lotus Sutra

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

The Age of Incremental Power
Three Generations Under One Roof: The Joy of Family Harmony
A Family History of Goodness
Youthful Joy at the Recycling Station
Teaching with a Genuine Heart
Helping Each Other with Pure Hearts
Transforming Minds to Reduce Disasters
A Plant-based Diet Brings Happiness

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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