Events & Activities

Beginner’s Meditation Workshop ( 2-part )

  • May 20 & June 3 ( Sats ) 9:30 am ~ 4:00 pm
  • Led by Ven. Chang Zhai

For those who are new to Chan meditation. This workshop is based on Buddhist meditation, including instruction on methods of sitting, breathing, walking, standing, sleeping, yoga exercises, self-massage.

Free! Donation is welcome.
Pre-registration is required. Please call us at 718-595-6593 or click HERE for online registration.


Tea Meditation by DDYP

  • June 10 (Sat) 2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Ven. Chang Hu

On June 10th, we will discover the clarity of mind through the process of tea meditation. We have invited Ven. Chang Hu Fashi to lead the tea meditation. He has a thorough understanding of both tea and meditation and had led several tea meditation events in our New Jersey chapter which are as well popular.
We hope you will enjoy the tea, the meditation process, and the present moment!
Please click HERE to RSVP and HERE for the event poster.

When Chan Meets Photography by DDYP

  • June 17 (Sat) 10:00 pm ~ 3:00 pm
  • A Dharma Drum Youth People Event Led by Bruce Dong

You are invited to “When Chan meets Photography” – a guided photography workshop by Bruce Dong, an amateur photographer with great enthusiasm in photography. Please bring your own camera. Vegetarian lunch will be served!

Capacity limited. Please reserve your spot HERE!
~ Click HERE for the event poster. ~

1-Day Chan Retreat

  • June 24 (Sat) 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Ven. Chang Hwa

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