Events & Activities

Emperor Liang’s Repentance Chanting Ceremony

  • 7/1 - 7/7 (Sun - Sat)

CMC will hold a 7-Day Chanting Service of Emperor Liang’s Repentance Chanting to wish that the CMC’s expansion project will go successfully, the World in peace without disasters and all beings be free from all sufferings.

Entire Retreat: 7/1 – 7/7
Half Retreat: 7/1 – 7/4

Click HERE for Online Registration  & Virtual Blessing Plague.

Venue: Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC)
184 Quannacut Rd. Pine Bush, 12566.
[Please contact CMC 718-5926593 for details.]

1-Day Chan Retreat — 1-Day of Stillness

  • July 28 (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 to register or click HERE for online registration.

DDYP Outdoor Chan

  • July 28, 2018

Overwhelmed at work and relationship? Let’s meditate in the Park to release stress from our daily life, to find our inner peace, to meet new friends and to refresh ourselves. Chan Meditation Center sincerely invite you and your friends and family. Free guided meditation from an experienced instructor.

Please RSVP before 07-22 at

All are welcome. Please bring your own mat.

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