Events & Activities

Earth Store Sutra Repentance Ceremony

  • April 1, 2017

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Earth Store Sutra Chanting Service and Buddha Offering ceremony
1:00pm to 4:30 pm
Earth Store Sutra Repentance

Please call CMC at 718-592-6593 for Blessings Registration inquiries.

Chan Meet Calligraphy — Dharma Drum Youth People Special Event

  • April 8 (Sat)  2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Ven. Chang Zhai and prominent young calligrapher Yi Su.

No previous experience with calligraphy or Chinese is required. Materials provided.
An invitation to ages between 18 to 35. Forever youths are cordially welcome!

Our special instructor Yi Su is a member of Chinese Calligraphers Association and North American Chinese Calligraphy Association as well as the 33rd generation descendent of Shi Su (苏轼January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101), the famous Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher, pharmacologist, gastronome and statesman of the Song dynasty. She held her New York Calligraphy Exhibition at Pace University in May, 2015.

Space is limited. Please reserve spot HERE so we have the enough stationary supplies prepared.

Dharma Drum Youth People (DDYP) Hiking Meditation

  • April 22 (Sat) 
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome)

A hike in the Spirit of Chan in Rockefeller State Park Preserve – a connection with the nature in the present moment.
Put on loose and comfortable clothing and we will be ready to go!

Please click HERE for event details and HERE to register online.

Hike may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call CMC at 718-592-6593 about the event 1 day in advance or at the same day accordingly.

1-Day Chan Retreat

  • April 29 (Sat) 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Ven. Chang Zhai

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 to register online.

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