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

March 4, 2024

Walking on the Path to Awakening

March 3, 2024

Nurturing a Mind Free from Afflictions and Ignorance

March 2, 2024

Cultivating Blessings and Wisdom Through Giving

March 1, 2024

Purifying Hearts and Minds by Sowing Seeds of Goodness

February 29, 2024

Tzu Chi's Educational Mission—Nurturing Love and Wisdom in the Young

February 28, 2024

Mitigating Disasters with Love and Goodness

February 27, 2024

Embodying the Spirit of the Bodhisattva of Compassion

February 26, 2024

Forever Harboring a Thought of Kindness

Stories Told by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

The Greedy King and the Wise Boy e

Once upon a time, there was a selfish king who demanded his people to turn in their gold because he needed it to bribe the King of Hell when he died. Why did he want to bribe the King of Hell, and how did he know he was going to hell after death?

The Tragedy of Two Brothers e

A younger brother prepared meals for his older brother every day, but he always ate alone before serving his older brother's meal. So the older brother suspected that he was keeping something better to himself. One day…

The Bird That Was Reborn in Heaven e

A monk often sat under the tree, reciting the Buddha's teachings. One day, a dignified man prostrated before him to express gratitude, revealing that in his past life, he was a bird that often listened to his chanting…

Lady Malika and the Necklace e

When King Prasenajit gave Lady Malika a rare and beautiful necklace, she not only declined but also told the king to whom he should present the gift. Who was that person, and why did Lady Malika refuse the necklace?

The Story of Kim Gyo-gak e

As a devout Buddhist, Prince Kim Gyo-gak of Korea came to China in the hope of seeking the Truth. However, his boat hit rocks and was stranded on the trip. Would his journey of spiritual cultivation be halted by this?

The Man-eating Evil Spirit e

In a small country, people had to sacrifice a child every day to an evil spirit in exchange for peace. One day, when it was a boy's turn, the Buddha appeared in the evil spirit's cave. Would the boy be saved?

The Tree Goddess and the Grass God e

To restore a damaged single-pillared hall in the palace, a carpenter told the king that it was necessary to cut down a magnificent tree, which happened to be the king's favorite, to replace the pillar. Would the king grant his approval for this?

The Elephant That Had a Restless Mind e

In a faraway land of ancient India, there was a gentle and magnificent elephant whom the king was very fond of. One day, this once docile and tame elephant suddenly became hostile and violent. The king was perplexed and so he asked his minsters to find out why…

Wisdom at Dawn

E1625.The Tathagata Abides Eternally in Suchness

E1624.The Four Forms of Birth and the Six Realms

E1623.Creating Karma That Enters Our Consciousness

E1622.Passing Down the Dharma-Lineage Forever

E1621.Taking Joy in Spreading the Teachings

E1620.Expound the Teachings to the Best of Our Ability

E1619.The Joy That Comes from Listening to the Sutra

E1618.Maitreya Questions the Buddha about the Future

Essence of the Bodhi Mind

The Light of Virtue Shines Over the World
Facing Impermanence

Silver-haired Volunteers' Path of Happiness


Notes on the Dharma

Cherish Water as Gold
The Promise of Love
Leaving a Better Future for Our Planet

Words of Wisdom for Life

by Dharma Master Cheng Yen

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