“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.


New Abbot President

Dharma Drum Mountain has elected Venerable Guo Hui as the Sixth Abbot President.
Venerable Guo Hui became a monastic under Master Sheng Yen in 1985. His area of research includes Samadhi of Chan, An Shigao study, and Chan related Sutras translated in the early Han dynasty.



Weekly Group Practice

Tuesdays Sitting:  7 pm – 9:30 pm
Thursdays Tai-chi Moving Meditation: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Please click HERE for details.~


2018 Family Camp
2018 3-Day Retreat of Labor Day Weekend
2018, 9/11 Hunger Relief


Other Upcoming Events

Oct 27, 2018 “1-day of Silent Illumination” by Ven. Chang Hwa


Oct 20, 2018 Tea Words
Dec 9, 2018 Movie & Mind “The Post” led by Peter Lin


Oct 14 I, Tonya
Dec 9 The Post


Annual Event July – December 2018

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2-Day Reflection Retreat


A 2-day retreat in the urban city!

  • December 22 – 23, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Chan Meditation Center (91-26 Corona Ave)
  • Please click HERE to register online.

Only 40 seats available. Priority application to 2 whole days retreatants.


7-Day Buddha’s Name Recitation Retreat

  • Dec 26, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019 
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Chan Meditation Center (91-26 Corona Ave)
  • Please call CMC at 718-592-6573 or click HERE to register online.

Only 40 seats available. Priority application to 7 whole days retreatants.


Expansion Project

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
    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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Master Sheng Yen