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 4, 2022

Taking Action to Do the Right Thing

July 3, 2022

Educating People's Hearts

July 2, 2022

Looking into Our Heart for the Treasure

July 1, 2022

Look into Our Heart to Find Our Initial Aspiration

June 30, 2022

In Giving, We Grow in Blessing and Wisdom

June 29, 2022

Responding to Cries of Suffering Anytime and Anywhere

June 28, 2022

Rebuilding Lives with Renewed Hope

June 27, 2022

Practicing the Dharma at the Buddha’s Birthplace

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Baby Boy Without Sense Organs

A dying elder who had no sons to inherit his fortune asked the king to postpone confiscating his assets until his pregnant wife gave birth. Later, his wife indeed had a boy, but the baby had a problem…

A Tale of Two Deer

To avoid the traps set up by farmers during harvest, a deer king asked his two children to each lead 500 deer to the mountains and wait out there. But after the harvest, only one of the children came back with its 500 deer. What happened?

The Prime Minister's Son

Due to illness, a prime minister resigned and returned to his hometown. Eventually, he passed away, leaving his family in poverty. Having lived in hunger for years, his son decided to steal from the king…

A Donation of Five Cents

Seeing a Buddha statue when hunting, a king was happy and donated five cents to a monk nearby. But when a man praised him for his good deed, the king became angry. Why?

Prince Mu Po Prince Mu Po Prince Mu Po Prince Mu

Prince Mu Po was dearly beloved by his parents. Yet, as he couldn't speak, the king's ministers considered him an inauspicious sign and advised that he be buried alive. However, just before the prince was to be buried, something happened…

The Lion That Had a Respectful Heart The Lion

A hunter shot a lion in sleep, hoping to be greatly rewarded after offering its hide to the king. After being shot, the lion attempted to attack the hunter but changed its mind as soon as it saw the hunter's robe. Why?

Farming with Eight Feet Farming with Eight

A lazy farmer who left his field unattended finally prepared his land for planting. However, fearing that he might harden the loosened soil by stepping on them while sowing, he came up with a "brilliant" idea…

The Little Beggar Who Became RichThe Little Beggar

Overhearing an old man say that one could find gold in garbage if one was mindful enough, a child beggar acted upon his words and eventually became a rich businessman. What inspiration did he draw from the old man's words?

Wisdom at Dawn

E1191.Making Offerings with Purity and Faith
E1190.Single-mindedly Awaiting the Buddha's Teaching
E1189.The Eldest Son, Foremost in Secret Practice
E1188.Manifesting as an Arhat, Secretly a Bodhisattva
E1187.Forever a Buddha-Child
E1186.Rahula's Prediction of Buddhahood
E1185.Practicing the Seven Factors of Enlightenment
E1184.Extensive Practice of the Seven Good Merits

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Helping Each Other with Pure Hearts
Transforming Minds to Reduce Disasters
A Plant-based Diet Brings Happiness
Gratitude for a New Life
Saving Lives Through Bone Marrow Transplants
Footprints of Time
Rebuilding Lives Through Cash for Relief
Broadcasting Great Love in the World

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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