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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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
Essence of the Bodhi Mind
Words of Wisdom for Life
by Dharma Master Cheng Yen