Events & Activities

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.

2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Feb 5 ~ 9

Chinese New Year is here again!

Feb 5 
  • 8:00 am ~ 9:00 am  The 88 Buddhas Great Repentance Morning Service
  • 9:30 am ~ 11:30 am  The Medicine Buddha Chanting Service
  • 11:30 am            New Year Lunch
Feb 6 ~ 9 
  • 9:30 am ~ 11:30 am  The Medicine Buddha Chanting Service
Feb 10
  • 10:00 am ~ 10:40 am Taking Refuge Ceremony         
  • 11:00 am ~ 12:30 pm Chinese New Year Special Dharma Talk
     ~ by Ven. Guo Yuan
  • 1:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm      Zen Art Events
Venue: Chan Meditation Center 91-26 Corona Ave.

Beginner’s Meditation Workshop ( 2-part )

  • Two Saturdays: Feb 16 (2:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm) Mar 2 (9:30 pm ~ 4:00 pm)
  • Led by Dr Rikki Asher (1st session) and Ven. Chang Zhai (2nd session)

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.


DDYP Tea Meditation

  • Feb 16 (Sat)

Discover the clarity of mind through the process of tea meditation. 
Enjoy the tea, the meditation process, and the present moment!
~ Online registration and other event details are coming up soon! ~

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