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posted by: czhaisFebruary 16, 2014 

Passing of the Lamp One-Day Retreat in Memory of Shifu

It has been five years since Master Sheng Yen (Shifu)’s physical body left us. Everyone misses Shifu dearly. But we all know Shifu has never left us. His quick wit, great teachings and examples of wisdom and compassion have been and will always be in everyone’s heart and will be passed on to the next generation. more

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The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Dharma Assembly and Celebration of the Year of the Horse

On the weekend of Jan 31, 2014, ChanMeditationCenter held a two-day Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Dharma Ceremony followed by a celebration of the lunar New Year. more

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posted by: Dennis ChangMay 19, 2013 

2013 Transmission of the Bodhisattvas Precepts at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center, U.S.A.

DDM’s 6th Transmission of the Bodhisattva Precepts concluded at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center in New York on May 19, 2013. The “Transmission of the Bodhisattva Precepts” is a ceremony under which participants vow to undertake various precepts and vows to purify themselves and benefit other sentient beings (for a more detailed explanation, please visit DDM’s webpage). We are delighted to have transmitted the Bodhisattva Precepts to over a hundred practitioners coming from various locations across Canada and the United States, as well as from countries as far as Croatia and Switzerland. Venerable Guo Dong, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, ac companied by Venerables Guo Qi and Guo Xing, presided over the transmission ceremony with the assistance of the monastics and volunteers from DDMBA and its chapters. more

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posted by: Dennis ChangMay 12, 2013 

Buddha’s Birthday Celebration & Gratitude to Mother Earth

This year, Buddha’s birthday May 12th happened to fall on the second Sunday of May, which was Mother’s Day. Chan Meditation Center held a series of events to celebrate this special day. In the morning before the Buddha’s Bathing Ceremony started, there was a refuge taking ceremony led by Abbot Venerable Guo-Xing. Seven people took the refuge on this special day. It was a meaningful choice to take the refuge on Buddha’s Birthday; it symbolizes that we can all become Buddha once we are awakened to our own Buddha nature. Ven. Guo-Xing explained the meaning of taking the refuge and the five precepts. After taking the refuge, the newly registered Buddhists showed great joy when Fashi congratulated them and encouraged them to participate in Dharma practices. more

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posted by: czhaisMarch 27, 2013 

Hurricane Sandy Relief Report

Immediately after the disastrous Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern states of United States on October 29th, 2012, DDMBA North America Charitable Foundation initiated caring efforts through fund-raising activity. By the end of February, 2013, DDMBA has raised a total of about US $ 74,000. DDMBA has then decided to donate all fund raised to Food Bank for New York City to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. more

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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