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

April 8, 2021

Awakening to the Lessons from Alarming Disasters

April 7, 2021

Reflecting on Life's Impermanence and Seizing Time to Give

April 6, 2021

Soothing Grief with Love and Care

April 5, 2021

Giving Love and Support to Those Affected by the Train Accident

April 4, 2021

Serving with a New Chance on Life

April 3, 2021

Providing Love and Comfort After a Tragic Accident

April 2, 2021

Working Together for the Greater Good

April 1, 2021

Purifying People's Minds for a Peaceful World

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Deer and the KingThe Deer and the King

A benevolent king had banned deer hunting in his kingdom. To test the king whether he would keep his word, the King of Gods sent deer to eat up all the crops…

The Upside Down BasinThe Upside Down

The Buddha's son, Rahula, was very mischievous and liked to prank people. To correct his son's behavior, the Buddha asked Rahula to bring him a basin of water…

The King and the Brahman Practitioner

To help his people live a well-to-do life, a benevolent king opened his treasury and let people take his possessions. A Brahman practitioner came four times and returned what he took four times. Why?

The One-horned OxThe One-horned Ox

To repay his owner's love, an ox with only one horn competed in a cart-pulling race for a monetary reward. But when he heard his owner introduce him as a one-horned ox, he couldn't move even a step forward…

King Dighiti

King Dighiti was a benevolent king who disapproved wars. After he was killed by a neighboring king, his son wanted so much to revenge but couldn't whenever he remembered his father's words…

The Inner Light

In Japan, a Buddhist nun had been lighting up a light every day as told by her master. It wasn't until 50 years later when she was on her deathbed that she finally realized why her master had asked her to do that.

Two Friends Who Saved the Eels

On their way back from an imperial examination, two friends bought all the eels caught by a fisherman just to set them free again. Little did they know that their act of kindness was rewarded in a big way…

The Herd Boy

A herd boy and his ox passed by a graveyard where a family was making offerings to their deceased father. Suddenly, the ox dropped and died. As the boy wailed in disbelief, something unexpected happened…

Wisdom at Dawn

E762.Clearly Illuminating All Capabilities
E761.Waiting to Entrust the Great Vehicle
E760.Today the Opportunity for Transformation Has Come
E759.On Impermanence, Suffering and Emptiness
E758.Without Transformation There Is No Virtue
E757.Liberation Through Faith and Understanding
E756.Seeking the Buddha's Way and Transforming Others
E755.The Great Vehicle's Flower of Seven Purities

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Faith in the Buddha's True Words
Giving Love the Right Way
Taking Suffering as a Medicine
Speak Good Words Mindfully
Cultivating Blessed Affinities Hand in Hand
Peace Talks with Planet Earth
Promoting Vegetarianism During the Epidemic
Entering Our Communities with Hearts in Unity

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen