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.


What's New

2014 Homecoming Dharma Gathering

  • November 2, Sunday, at CMC
  • 10:30am~ 11:00am — {CMC Expansion Project} Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 11:00am~12:30pm — [Special Dharma Talk] 10 Following Practices of the Bodhi Mind  by Abbot President Ven. Guo Dong
  • 1:00pm~3:00pm — Lunch & Dharma Gathering

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Beginner’s Meditation Classes

  • Nov. 8 & 15, 2014, Saturdays
  • 9:30am to 12:00pm, Led by Rikki Asher

For those who are new to Chan meditation. Registration by phone or email is required.

2-Day Thanksgiving Retreat

  • Date: 11/29~30, 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Location: Chan Meditation Center
  • Pre-registration is required
  • Free of charge. Donation welcome.

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Chan Meditation Center Expansion Project

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Sunday Dharma Talk Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast temporarily cancelled!

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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"Offering the gift of wealth is minor offering; offering the gift of Buddhadharma is great giving."

Master Sheng Yen