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

May 28, 2024

The Mission of a Teacher

May 27, 2024

Nourishing People's Inner Fields to Produce Countless Seeds

May 26, 2024

Education by Example

May 25, 2024

Living with a Sense of Mission

May 24, 2024

Awakening Through Action

May 23, 2024

Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital—A Home Beyond Healing

May 22, 2024

Education for Goodness

May 21, 2024

Cultivate Ourselves to Benefit the World

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Merchant and the Guard e

Once upon a time in Tibet, there was a king who loved to eat fish. He simply couldn't stand having a meal without it. But as Tibet was hit by drought, it was very difficult to catch fish. With no fish to eat, the king was miserable…

A Man of Great Spiritual Wealth e

A long long time ago, in a village in Japan, there lived a poor man and a rich man. The poor man was very cheerful, and the rich was very unhappy. One day, the rich man gave a bag of money to the poor man…

The Magic Clogs e

Once upon a time, there was a widow and her only son. One day, the boy's mother suddenly fell ill. As the boy was worried about where to borrow money for his mother to see a doctor, he came across an old man who gave him a pair of clogs…

A Legacy to Pass On e

A man taught in the city for 20 years just so he could save money and provide for his family. But on his way home, he ran into a woman who needed money to treat her gravely ill husband…

The Poor Man Who Burnt His Robe eeeeeeee

Once upon a time, there was a poor man. One day, a relative came and invited him to a wedding banquet. As soon as his relative left, the poor man started to worry about what to wear to the wedding…

The Learned Man and the Kitchen God eeeeeeee

A man kept failing the imperial exam and losing his children despite being well-learned and having done much good. Frustrated, he reported his miseries to the Kitchen God…

The Virtuous King eeee eeee eeeee eee eeee eee

To avoid war with a neighboring country, the king of Kashi retreated to the mountains. There, he encountered an old man convinced that the king could lift him out of poverty. To help the old man, the king beheaded himself…

The Prisoner Who Escaped the Death Penalty

There was a king who often heard the Buddha talk about a calm and still mind, but he didn't know how to keep his mind undisturbed by external conditions. So, he decided to do an experiment with a prisoner on death row…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1686.Teach and Transform Using the Ten Good Deeds

E1685.Wondrous Existence in True Emptiness

E1684.Each Sight or Scent Is the Ultimate Truth

E1683.The Fragrance of the Virtue of Liberation

E1682.The Fragrances of Percepts, Samadhi, and Wisdom

E1681.The Practice of Sincere, Undefiled Giving

E1680.Listening to, Accepting and Applying the Dharma

E1679.Permeated by the Fragrance of All Dharma

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

Sustaining Our Initial Aspiration in Each Thought
Enlightened Beings Relieve Suffering and Bring Joy
Upholding Our Resolve to Practice the Great Path
Impartial Compassion for All
Listening, Contemplating, Practicing Through Our Thoughts and Actions
Develop Wisdom Through Diligence
Attain Freedom by Having No Expectations
Everything Is Created by the Mind

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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