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.
October 20, 2020
Practicing Loving-kindness with Courage
October 19, 2020
Seizing the Karmic Affinity with Tzu Chi
October 18, 2020
Never Change Our Aspiration and Mission
October 17, 2020
Diligently Learning the Way of Bodhisattvas
October 16, 2020
Taming Our Minds for a Peaceful World
October 15, 2020
Practicing Repentance, Self-discipline and Vegetarianism
October 14, 2020
Inspiring Others by Example
October 13, 2020
More Giving, Less Disaster
Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
The Farmer and His Ox
A farmer had kept an ox since young and took very good care of it. When he became too old to look after his ox, he had no choice but to find it a new owner, but only on one condition.
The Lame Monk
Hoping to see Manjusri Bodhisattva in person, a devout Buddhist decided to make offerings to Buddhist monks. On the day of the event, a lame monk in tattered clothes came and sat on the seat reserved for Manjusri Bodhisattva…
The Child Called Double-Surname
A fisherman caught a big fish and was surprised to find a boy inside alive. It turned out that the boy was pushed into a river by his stepmother who was trying to kill him. The fisherman raised him like his own, until one day…
The Giant Fish
When a school of fish followed a giant fish and swam about freely in the ocean, a fisherman cast his net and caught them all. What did the giant fish do in this moment of life and death?
The Value of a Rock
Following his master's words, a young novice took a rock to the market and asked people to offer a price for it. What did he learn from this experience?
The Blind Man Carrying a Lamp
A blind man often went to a temple to learn Buddhist teachings. One day when he was going home, he asked for a lamp as it was getting dark. What did he need a lamp for as he couldn't see?
The Kindhearted Monkey
After a monkey saved a man from the bottom of a cliff, the man attempted to kill the monkey for food as he was very hungry. Startled, the monkey scrambled up a tree and started to cry…
Sweet Vinegar and Plain Water
After working hard and receiving her wages, a granny went to buy the sweet vinegar she had been craving for. On her way home, she exchanged the sweet vinegar for a bottle of dirty water from a pond. Why?
Wisdom at Dawn
Essence of the Bodhi Mind
October 17, 2020
Life Without Regrets
October 10, 2020
A Virtual Tour of Tzu Chi's Recycling Stations
October 3, 2020
Seize Your Time and Make Every Second Count
September 26, 2020
Revelations from Disasters
September 19, 2020
A Simple Life
September 12, 2020
Great Vow and Action
September 5, 2020
Purity Begins at the Source
August 29, 2020
Just Do It
Words of Wisdom for Life
by Dharma Master Cheng Yen
Wondrous Words, Wondrous Dharma