On Going Activities

Sunday Open House:

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
Our Sunday Open Houses are for people to explore and join our various programs. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please call in advance or visit our website for information about topics and speakers for Sunday lectures.

  • 10:00 - 11:00am   Sitting Meditation
  • 11:00 - 12:30pm   Dharma talk
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm     Lunch Offering & Announcements
  • 1:00   - 1:45pm     Vegetarian Lunch ($5 donation requested)
  • 2:00   - 4:00pm     Chanting Service

Monday Night Chanting:

Every Monday 7:30 - 9:15 pm. Free of charge.
Devotional chanting of Amitabha Buddha's name. 
Chanting of 88-Buddha's Names and Repentance on the last Monday of every month.

Tuesday Night Sitting:

Every Tuesday. 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Free of charge.
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 Night Tai Ji Quan Classes:

Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, All levels are welcome.
$80 (16 classes in total) or
$25 per month (4 weeks as a month).
First Thursday of the month is free for newcomers.
Translated literally, the Chinese word "Tai" means "great"; "Ji" means "origin"; and "Quan", "exercise" or "boxing with the hands". Tai Ji Quan is a gentle and relaxing form of Chinese traditional therapeutic exercise. Instructor: David Ngo.

Saturday Sittings:

Every Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free of charge.
Open to all who have previous experience in meditation. Each half an hour sitting period is  interspersed with yoga or walking meditation. Participants may join and leave sittings between periods and sit for as many periods as they wish.

1-Day Chan Meditation Retreat

Last Saturday of each month
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Please arrive before 8:30 am.
An opportunity for serious practitioners to sustain their practice and receive guidance from the resident teachers.
This retreat is open to people who have taken the Beginner's Meditation Classes or already have an established meditation practice.
Pre-registration is required. $25 donation.

Prayer Service for the Deceased

Chan Master Sheng Yen said "The prayer service for the deceased is an adorned Buddhist ceremony"
The purpose of forming the prayer group is to care for our members and their families and friends, and to advocate the Buddhist Service for the Deceased. We welcome and encourage all our members to join this group.



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Dharma Drum Mountain