Events & Activities

Family Chan Camp – Adults . Teens . Kids

  • Wed, Aug 2 - Sun, Aug 6

Explore Chan practice through the Art of Tea, Yoga & Meditation, Nature Hikes, Art & Crafts and Talent show this summer!

Come join us at Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), Pine Bush!

Please click HERE for online application and HERE for event details.

Earth Store Sutra Chanting/Repentance Ceremony

  • Aug 18 (Sat) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

9:30 am – 12:00 pm Earth Store Sutra Chanting and Offering to Buddha 

1:30 pm –  4:00 pm   Earth Store Repentance Ceremony

Please click HERE for Zhong Yuan Registration Form and HERE for Memorial Tablet Registration.


1-Day Chan Retreat — Seeking True Mind

  • Aug 25 (Sat) 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
  • Fee: Free (Donation is welcome) Led by Harry Miller

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.

Buddhism Art At The Metropolitan Museum

  • Aug 25 (Sat) 10:15 am ~ 12:30 pm

We invite you to join us in the Buddhist Art at the Met Museum (1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.) At 10:30 am, we will meet in Gallery 206, the Chinese art galleries. In this 2 -hour Buddhist art journey, we offer free guidance and insight into the art history behind the Buddhism art.

Please click HERE to register prior 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