Events & Activities

DDYP Coffee and Chat — A connection with Dharma Teacher for Personal Growth

  • Jan 19, 2019 10:30 am~ 12:30 pm

It is 2019 and New Year is here!
Come sit down with us for a coffee to talk about individual personal growth goals. In this coffee dharma discussion, Venerable Chang Hwa, the director of Chan Meditation Center, will lead us to brainstorm the possible dharma methods to help achieve our new year goals.

Please RSVP at to be here with us!

Cultivating Generosity: A One Day Retreat

  • Jan 26 (Sat) 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Dr. Rikki Asher

An opportunity for serious practitioners to sustain practice and receive guidance from meditation teachers. This retreat is open to people who have taken Beginners’ Meditation Class or already have an established meditation practice.

Please call CMC at 718-592-6593 to register or click HERE for online registration.

Movie & Mind — The Breadwinner

  • Jan 27 (Sun) 1:30 pm ~ 4:30 pm
  • Free of Charge Led by Peter Lin

The animation depicts that in 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. After Parvana’s father is captured, as an 11 years old young girl, she decides to crossdress as a boy in the conservative community to bring food and money home to support her family.

A free screening and discussions of movies from a Buddhist perspective led by Dr. Peter Lin.

Passing on the Lamp 7-Day Chan Retreat

  • Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am~5:00 pm

In the memory of our late Chan Master Sheng Yen, we practice together to reinforce the beginner’s mind and vow. The wholehearted practice to achieve great realization represents the deepest respect and appreciation to our Shifu. 

  •     2 sessions/day: 9am ~ 12pm & 1pm – 5pm.
  •     Passing on the Lamp Ritual on Feb 3.
  •     Retreat talks: the late Chan Master Sheng Yen’s DVD talks.
  • ** Prerequisite: must have taken the Beginner’s classes or already have an established meditation practice.
  •     Please click HERE for online registration.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Any questions, please call CMC at 718-592-6593.

Weekly Activities

Sunday Open House

Every Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Sunday programs are open to people to explore and learn more about Buddhism. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Please CLICK HERE for Sunday Dharma Talk related info.

Dharma talk
11:00 – 12:30pm

Lunch Offering & Announcement
12:30 – 1:00pm

Vegetarian Lunch ($5 donation requested)
1:00 – 1:45pm

Chanting Service
2:00 – 4:00pm

Monday Evening Chanting

Every Monday, 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Devotional chanting of Amitabha Buddha’s name.
Bodhisattva Precept Recitation Ritual every last Monday of each month.

Every Monday, 7:30pm to 9:15pm

Tuesday Evening Sitting

Every Tuesday, 7:00pm to 9:30pm
All who have previous experience in meditation are welcome. Activities include sitting and walking meditations, yoga exercises, chanting of the Heart Sutra, and group discussions of Chan Master Sheng Yen’s books.

Thursday Evening Tai Chi Moving Meditation

Every Thursday, 7:30pm to 9:00 pm

Experience the great depth of Chan practice through the combination of Ta-chi with Chan meditation.

The modern people are often busy, stressed and tense. Tai Chi Moving Meditation helps to unify and ease the body and mind.

Moreover, it is an expedient to improve physical health.

Fee: $80 for 16 classes or $25 per month

[ First class is free for newcomers.  All levels are welcome! ]

Please call 718-592-6593 for registration.

Instructor: David Ngo

Saturday Sitting

Currently Canceled Until Further Notice