Event Blog

posted by: czhaisNovember 20, 2014 

Fulfill a Vow for {CMC Expansion Project} — Groundbreaking Ceremony

In a cold early November morning, for the expansion project of Chan Meditation Center, a groundbreaking ceremony was held under the leading of Dharma Drum Mountain Abbot President, Venerable Guodong, and Chan Meditation Center Abbot, Venerable Abbot Guoxing. The autumn wind that chilled u p the crowd of the voluntary crew and the followers of Chan Meditation Center that morning, AP Ven. Guodong interpreted it as a blowing wind that spreads the seed of Dharma Drum and Chan Buddhism throughout the world. more

posted by: czhaisNovember 13, 2014 

2014 Homecoming Dharma Gathering & Groundbreaking Ceremony

DDM (Dharma Drum Mountain) founder Chan Master Sheng Yen (Shifu) once said "Don't worry about having a monastery, but keep a monastery in mind. If we keep practicing diligently, there will be the (physical) monastery naturally. " It is with great joy we share with you the progress of Chan Meditation Center's expansion project. On November 2nd, 2014, ChanMeditationCenter held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the practice center monastery,.... more

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