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

May 30, 2023

Passing On the Buddha's Wisdom

May 29, 2023

Bringing Forth Our Sincere Piety

May 28, 2023

Guiding Students with Principles and Propriety

May 27, 2023

Serving as Living Bodhisattvas to Relieve Suffering

May 26, 2023

Walking the Path of Goodness with Faith and Love

May 25, 2023

Passing On the Seeds of Love Through Education

May 24, 2023

Cleaning Our Inner Mirror

May 23, 2023

In Step with Our Buddha Within

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Monkey Who Had a Pure and Loving Heartaaaaaaaaaaaaa

While fleeing the mountains on fire, a little monkey met an old badger and a mouse with poor eyesight. Without hesitation, it decided to bring them along. However, just as they were about to make their escape, a cliff stood in their way…

The Child and His Mothers in His Past Lives aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Curious about the cycle of life, a child asked his mother's permission to leave home in search of the Truth. After years of spiritual cultivation, one day when he sat in deep meditation, he gave out a serene smile. Why?

The Royal Horse and the Steed aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

There were a royal horse and a steed. One day, when they were walking together, the royal horse bit the steed's neck unexpectedly. After the royal horse returned home, it refused to eat or drink, until it saw the steed again. What happened?

The Hunter and the Monkeys aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

In a village in Japan lived a young man skilled in hunting but knowing little about love and mutual care. It wasn't until one day when he saw a mother monkey and her baby that he began to ponder on the true meaning of love…

The Restoration of Two Temples aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

When a devout elder wished to renovate two temples, a group of young men and monks stepped forward to help. While the men requested paints, the monks asked for buckets and rags. What would become of the temples?

The Ewe and the Tiger Cub aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

A farmer found a baby tiger in the mountains and brought it home, entrusting it to the care of a mother goat that had just given birth. The tiger and the goats lived harmoniously until one day they neared the water to drink…

The Water Ghost and the Monk aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Despite always providing alms to a monk, a butcher found himself reborn as a ghost and endured immense suffering. Blaming the monk for not warning him against his practice of killing, he was resentful and resolved to seek revenge…

The Farmer Who Lied to Satisfy His Greed aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

A frugal farmer thought of killing his goats to satisfy his desire for meat, but he worried that if he did that, his children would learn to be wasteful and lavish. So, he came up with an idea…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1426.Do Not Trouble the Three Vehicles Practitioners
E1425.Not Harboring Hatred or Jealousy
E1424.Practice Bringing Peace and Joy with Speech
E1423.Teaching the Dharma with Loving-kindness
E1422.Engaging in Calm Concentration and Contemplation
E1421.Eliminating the Obstruction of Delusions
E1420.Transcend Delusion and Teach the Dharma
E1419.Cultivating Peace and Joy

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Spreading Harmony Throughout the Community
Speaking Good Words, Spreading Loving Speech
Save Water, Cherish Resources
Faith Corps: Dharma-protectors of Tzu Chi
Impermanence and Suffering Inspire Great Love
Starting a New Life
Impartial Compassion and Boundless Love
Training the Mind Through Adversity

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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