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



Congratulations on our Construction Project Permit Approval!   The construction work will start soon after we have completely relocate to our rented temporary center at 91-26 Corona Ave.

  • All activities will be CANCELLED for relocation for two weeks from 8/27 – 9/10
  • All activities will be resumed at 91-26 Corona Ave after 9/11.


Lotus Sutra Repentance Retreat (in Chinese)

1-Day Chan Retreat on 8/29


Buddha’s Name Recitation Retreat

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  • September 4 – 9, 2015
  • Venue: Dharma Drum Retreat Center
  • Led by Abbot Ven. Guo Xing
  • Please submit the application form by  August 20.

Expansion Project

Chan Meditation Center Expansion Project

DDM Headquarters

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Sunday Dharma Talk Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast temporarily cancelled!

Upcoming Events

Sunday Open House at CMC

  • Every Sunday, Free, Bilingual
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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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"The most profound reality in Buddhism is that there is no final, ultimate reality."

Master Sheng Yen