Our Founder Master Sheng Yen

“The Dharma is so good, yet so few people know about it and so many people misunderstand it.” It was based on this simple belief that Venerable Master Sheng Yen founded Dharma Drum Mountain. Named as one of the fifty most influential people in Taiwan during the past four hundred years, Venerable Master Sheng Yen called himself “an itinerant monk pressing ahead through the wind and snow,” and has had a life full of miseries, deprivations, tests, and turning points.


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There will be NO Monday Chanting Practice and Tuesday Sitting today and tomorrow evenings due to the Blizzard Warning of server snow storm. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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2015 Chinese New Year Celebration

The Theme of the Year: Great Light
Using wisdom to transform circumstances,
one’s mind is bright.
Using compassion to benefit others,
one’s promise is great.

  • Feb. 19-22, 2015
  • Venue: Chan Meditation Center

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Movie&Mind — Seeing Taiwan

  • Sunday March 15, 2015, 2pm-5pm
  • Screenings and discussions of movies from a Buddhist perspective.
  • Location: Chan Meditation Center

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Sunday Dharma Talk Live Broadcast

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Upcoming Events

Sunday Open House at CMC

  • Every Sunday, Free, Bilingual
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Upcoming Sunday Dharma Talk Schedule

  • Every Sunday 11:00am to 12:30pm
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Upcoming Dharma Classes

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Upcoming Meditation and Retreats

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"Selfless compassion and penetrating wisdom are interdependent, like the two wheels of a bicycle, or the two wings of a bird."

Master Sheng Yen