Dharma Drum Retreat Center

Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) was founded by the renowned scholar and teacher of Chan Buddhism, Chan Master Sheng Yen. Currently, the resident abbot is Guo Xing Fashi, one of the Dharma heirs of Master Sheng Yen.

DDRC is located in Pine Bush, NY, 90 miles northwest of New York City. The center lies below the ecologically protected Shawangunk Ridge amid 125 acres of woods and meadowland. A tributary of the Verkeerder Kill flows from below Sam’s Point Preserve on the ridge down through the property, where it forms a tranquil pond (Murray Pond) not far from the Chan hall.

The center is maintained by staff members and volunteers who, together with a strong faculty of lay and monastic teachers, aim to provide a home of Buddhist practice and learning for everyone. Whether for a few hours or a few weeks, they offer a range of activities to suit your interests and needs.

DDRC welcomes you to practice Chan meditation together with them amidst all activities of daily life, cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion.

People come from near and far to study and practice Chan, receive support from the community, deepen their understanding of themselves, and learn to live more harmoniously with others. They leave rejuvenated, equipped with the methods and concepts to bring the practice back home. Visit Dharma Drum Retreat Center’s website here.

Dharma Drum Retreat Center
Telephone Number: (845)744-8114
Fax Number: (845)744-8483
E-mail address: ddrc@dharmadrumretreat.org
Website: http://www.dharmadrumretreat.org/
Address: 184 Quannacut Road, Pine Bush, NY 12566