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

August 6, 2020

Transforming Lives Through the Dharma

August 5, 2020

Practicing Vegetarianism to Ease the Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Tzu Chi Recycling Volunteers: 30 Years of Selfless Giving

August 3, 2020

Pooling Together People's Kindness and Love

August 2, 2020

Charity Works in Douliu

August 1, 2020

Passing on Love to Heal Hearts

July 31, 2020

Walking the Path Paved by the Lotus Sutra

July 30, 2020

Serving with a Pure and Loving Heart to Relieve Suffering

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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?

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…

Sakra and Asuras

One time, asuras, or demons, waged war against Sakra, the King of Gods. As Sakra was withdrawing with his troops to avoid conflict, he saw something that made him turn back and head toward the asuras…

The King's Vow

After seven years of drought, the residents of a small country suffered from starvation. Vowing to save his people, the king jumped off a cliff into the sea and became a giant fish…

The Fisherman's Trip to the Sea Palace

To thank a fisherman, Taro, for saving its life, a turtle took him to the Dragon King's palace undersea. Taro spent three days in the palace, but when he returned home, it turned out that decades had passed…

The Heavenly Being and the Ghost

A heavenly being saw a ghost lash a pile of bones and curse furiously at them. So she went over and asked the ghost what he was doing…

Kindness Begets Kindness

In ancient China, there was a wealthy family where the wife had tuberculosis. Her husband sought the help of a famous doctor who suggested that the wife eat the brains of 100 sparrows…

The Purple Golden Alms Bowl

In Ming Dynasty, there was an elderly monk who was very well cultivated. When the king of hell noticed that the monk's life should have come to an end, he sent two hell wardens to bring the monk back to hell…

Wisdom at Dawn

E412.All Phenomena Peacefully Abide in True Suchness
E411.Enter the Sea of Dharma-natrue
E410.Train the Mind by Dealing with Worldly Matters
E409.Exercising Blessings and Wisdom in Parallel
E408.Internal Cultivation and External Practice
E407.Walk the Bodhi-Path with the Four Infinite Minds
E406.Take the Vehicle of True Suchness
E405.To Transform with Compassion and Skillful Means

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

August 1, 2020

A Great Lesson of Our Times

July 25, 2020

Learn by Doing and Awaken by Learning

July 18, 2020

30 Years of Tzu Chi's Recycling Efforts

July 11, 2020

Our Privilege to Use This Life

July 4, 2020

Don't Become an Enemy of the Earth

June 27, 2020

Simplicity and Tranquility Brings About Blessings

June 20, 2020

The Way of Compassionate Relief

June 13, 2020

The Mind Effect: Goodness Resounds

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

Wondrous Words, Wondrous Dharma

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