Events & Activities

Movie & Mind — Dr. Strange

  • May 6 (Sun) 1:30 pm ~ 4:30 pm
  • Free of Charge, Led by Peter Lin

As a fictional superhero in American comic books, Dr. Strange was once a brilliant but egotistical surgeon. After a severe car accident, in his healing journey, he becomes a practitioner in mystic arts.

A free screening and discussions of movies from a Buddhist perspective led by Dr. Peter Lin.

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration

  • May 13 (Sun) 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Special Dharma Talk by Ven. Guo Yuan

To celebrate the birth of Buddha Sakyamuni, CMC will hold the Chanting and Vesak (Bathing the Buddha) Ceremony and other more activities. We warmly welcome you to come to CMC with your family and friends and to join in the activities so that your life is enriched with Buddha’s compassion and wisdom.
9:30 am ~ 10:30 am Chanting & Bathing the Buddha Ceremony
11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm Special Dharma Talk: Be at Peace and Free from All Troubles ~ by Ven. Guo Yuan
12:00 pm ~ 2:30 pm Lunch Gathering

3-day Chan Retreat

  • May 26 - 28 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm

A 3-day retreat in the urban city – at Chan Meditation Center (91-26 Corona Ave.)

Please click HERE to register online.

Only 40 seats available. Prior to applications of 3 whole days retreatants.

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