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

Announcement:

Temporary Location

91-26 Corona Ave Elmhurst NY 11373
while the expansion is underway

 

Weekly Group Practice

Tuesdays Sitting:  7 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursdays Tai-chi Moving Meditation: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Tai-chi begins on April 6, 2017. Please click HERE for details.

 

Other Upcoming Events

November 28 – December 3, 2017 
Water Land Ritual Ceremony
Please call CMC for details.

 

MOVIE & MIND
December 17, 2017   Moonlight
January 28, 2017   Your Name

 

1-Day Chan Retreat
January 27, 2018
February 24, 2018

 

CMC City Silent Illumination Retreat

  • Nov 18 ~ 25      9:00  am to 5:00 pm
  • Led by Ven. Chang Hwa
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome).
40 openings only. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-592-6593 or REGISTER ONLINE.

 

Passing on the Lamp – 2 Day Retreat

In Appreciation of the Teachings of the late Venerable Chan Master Sheng Yen. Vowing to Transmit the Life of Wisdom of the Buddha.

  • February 3 & 4     9:00 am~5:00 pm
  • Retreat Activities: Sitting Meditation, Dharma talk.
  • Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

~ Registration details coming up soon. ~
 

2018 Bodhisattva Precepts Transmission

  • May 17 –  20, 2018
  • Venue: Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush
  • Application due by April 30, 2018.
Please click HERE for event detail.
Please click HERE to download the application form.
Enter Virtual plaques here.

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Sunday Dharma Talk Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast temporarily cancelled!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Open House at CMC

  • Every Sunday, Free, Bilingual
    Click here to learn more about our Sunday Program

Upcoming Sunday Dharma Talk Schedule

  • Every Sunday 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Click here for a schedule on upcoming Sunday Dharma Talks.

Upcoming Dharma Classes

  • Click here to learn more about these upcoming major events.

Upcoming Meditation and Retreats

  • Click here to learn more about these upcoming programs
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"If you let go of every object of thought, you will be indistinguishable from everything, and you will disappear."

Master Sheng Yen