teachers

Peter Lin, PhD

Peter Lin, a licensed psychologist,  received an M.S. in Biostatistics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (with an emphasis in Health Psychology) from Yeshiva University (Ferkauf Graduate School & Albert Einstein College of Medicine). His primary clinical training was at Weill Cornell Medical College, and his postdoctoral training was at the HIV Research Center of Columbia University. Peter has great interest in the parallelism between Western psychology and Buddhism. He integrates Chan teachings in his clinical work, and his research interest focuses on the effects of mindfulness meditation. Peter started his Buddhist practice since 1988, and in 2003, he began his Chan practice at Dharma Drum Mountain. Currently, Peter is a professor at St. Joseph’s College, and has a private practice in New York City.

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