Our Founder Master Sheng Yen

“The Dharma is so good, yet so few people know about it and so many people misunderstand it.” It was based on this simple belief that Venerable Master Sheng Yen founded Dharma Drum Mountain. Named as one of the fifty most influential people in Taiwan during the past four hundred years, Venerable Master Sheng Yen called himself “an itinerant monk pressing ahead through the wind and snow,” and has had a life full of miseries, deprivations, tests, and turning points.


What's New


7/26 1-Day Chan Retreat is cancelled. The regular Saturday Sitting will be held as usual.

2014 Family Chan Camp

  • Wednesday 8/6 – Sunday 8/10
  • Fee: $225/person for 1 child or adult,
  •         $175/person for child with adult
Chan for Daily Life: Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Body
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For details, please see our poster. To register,
please click the application form.

Chan On-The-Go Retreat

  • Aug. 29 – Sept. 04, 2014
  • led by Abbot Ven. Guo Xing
  • location: Dharma Drum Retreat Center
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Please click HERE to download the poster.
Please click HERE to download the application form.

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Sunday Dharma Talk Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast temporarily cancelled!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Open House at CMC

  • Every Sunday, Free, Bilingual
    Click here to learn more about our Sunday Program

Upcoming Sunday Dharma Talk Schedule

  • Every Sunday 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Click here for a schedule on upcoming Sunday Dharma Talks.

Upcoming Dharma Classes

  • Click here to learn more about these upcoming major events.

Upcoming Meditation and Retreats

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"After a bird has flown from one tree to another, what trace does it leave in the air?"

Master Sheng Yen