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

July 5, 2020

Transforming Afflictions with the Wisdom of Wondrous Observation

July 4, 2020

Counting on the Family of Enlightened Love

July 3, 2020

Creating Blessings like a Seed that Produces More Seeds

July 2, 2020

Walking the Path of Awakening with Faith, Vow and Action

July 1, 2020

Practicing Repentance, Vegetarianism and Gratitude

June 30, 2020

Nurturing Love by Protecting Life

June 29, 2020

Joining People's Strengths Together to Benefit the World

June 28, 2020

Aspiring to Purify the World Life After Life

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Fisherman's Trip to the Sea Palace

To thank a fisherman, Taro, for saving its life, a turtle took him to the Dragon King's palace undersea. Taro spent three days in the palace, but when he returned home, it turned out that decades had passed…

The Heavenly Being and the Ghost

A heavenly being saw a ghost lash a pile of bones and curse furiously at them. So she went over and asked the ghost what he was doing…

Kindness Begets Kindness

In ancient China, there was a wealthy family where the wife had tuberculosis. Her husband sought the help of a famous doctor who suggested that the wife eat the brains of 100 sparrows…

The Purple Golden Alms Bowl

In Ming Dynasty, there was an elderly monk who was very well cultivated. When the king of hell noticed that the monk's life should have come to an end, he sent two hell wardens to bring the monk back to hell…

The Boy Who Found the Wellspring

A little faith goes a long way. This is a story of a little boy whose faith saved the people in his village from dying of drought.

The True Meaning of the Seventh Lunar Month

August 1, 2019 is the first day of the seventh month on the Chinese lunar calendar. While most people refer to the month as the Ghost Month, it is considered a month of auspiciousness, gratitude and filial piety in Buddhism.

The Loving Spiritual Cultivator

A spiritual cultivator went to the mountains and sat down to meditate. As he sat there, a mother bird came and laid eggs on the long hair he piled up on top of his head…

The Black Rat and the White Rat

To flee from wolves, a hunter grabbed a vine hanging down from a tree into a well. As he was descending into the well, he saw snakes at the bottom of the well and two rats gnawing at the vine he was clinging to…

Wisdom at Dawn

E364.Seize the Rarely Encountered Dharma
E363.Sow Seeds of Goodness for Spiritual Nourishment
E362.The Buddha's Vow
E361.Vowing to Transform Sentient Beings
E360.The Light of the Heart Illuminates the World
E359.Understand His True Magnificence and Virtue
E358.Contemplate the Teachings of Impermanence
E357.Faith in the Buddha's Great Realization

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

July 4, 2020

Don't Become an Enemy of the Earth

June 27, 2020

Simplicity and Tranquility Brings About Blessings

June 20, 2020

The Way of Compassionate Relief

June 13, 2020

The Mind Effect: Goodness Resounds

June 6, 2020

Practice Vigilance and Reverence During the Pandemic

May 30, 2020

Go Vegetarian Now

May 23, 2020

Bringing Purity to All – 2020 Buddha Bathing Ceremony

May 16, 2020

Carry the Grocery Basket for the World

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

Wondrous Words, Wondrous Dharma

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