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

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

E518.Practice Diligently and Rejoice for Others
E517.The Dharma Is Profound and Wondrous
E516.The Arising and Ceasing of the Five Groups
E515.Attaining Realizations at Different Times
E514.Dharma-joy Blooms in the Heart
E513.Repay the Buddha's Grace with Utmost Reverence
E512.A Heart Filled with Jubilance for Others
E511.Understand the Mind and Principles of the Buddha

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