Events & Activities

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

  • February 15 - 18

Chinese New Year is here again!

  • 9:30 am ~ 5:30 pm   Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance
  • 9:30 am ~ 10:10 am   The Great 88 Buddhas Repentance Morning Service           
  • 11:00 am ~ 12:30 pm Chinese New Year Special Dharma Talk
    Enlightenment and Buddhahood: Can a dog get enlightened?  ~ by Ven. Guo Yuan
  • 1:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm     Zen Art Events

Venue: Chan Meditation Center   91-26 Corona Ave.


2-Day Passing on the Lamp Retreat

  • February 3 & 4
  • Time: 9:00 am~5:00 pm

In Appreciation of the Teachings of the late Venerable Chan Master Sheng Yen. Vowing to Transmit the Life of Wisdom of the Buddha.

Retreat Activities: Sitting Meditation, Dharma talk.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Please click HERE to register online.

Beginner’s Mind Retreat

  • February 24 (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 or 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