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


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.



Please click HERE for details.


Other Upcoming Events

October 28, 2017


November 12, 2017  Dr. Strange
December 17, 2017   Moonlight


2017 Family Camp
Buddha Nature in Food – A Special Event by DDYP & DDMBA
Chinese American Academic & Professional Society (CAAPS) 42nd Annual Convention
9/11 Meal Packaging for Hungry on Intrepid w/ Buddhist Global Relief


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.


Expansion Project

Chan Meditation Center Expansion Project

DDM Headquarters

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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
click here for more on the upcoming events
"If you neither attach to nor fear birth and death, but boldly accept their reality, you will become a liberated person in the midst of an ocean of suffering."

Master Sheng Yen