Welcome to Dharma Drum Mountain, a Buddhist community in the tradition of Chan Master Sheng Yen (Shifu).
Address: 90-56 Corona Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373  (Click Here for Map)
Tel: (718) 592-6593   E-mail: chancenter@gmail.com
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Sunday Dharma Talks at CMC
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Vexation Is Itself Wisdom

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Beginner's Meditation Class

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Intermediate Meditation Class at CMC

One-Day Meditation Retreats at CMC
Upcoming Date: January 29, Saturday, 9:00am~5:00pm

Movies and Mind
Upcoming Movie: "Catfish", February 12
Saturdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm

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Disaster Relief - more information

“Knowing, Not Knowing”
Talk presented by David Slaymaker

On Sunday, September 26, 2010, Dr. David Slaymaker gave a talk entitled, "Knowing, Not Knowing" at CMC. According to Dr. Slaymaker, "to know" means to recognize that all our experiences are marked by emptiness, impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and no-self. Within Buddhist practice, "knowing" means to fully know body, mind and environment while we are performing "the task at hand". But often times, we complicate these things unnecessarily. More...

“Talk About Tea, Talk About Chan”
Talk presented by Venerable Abbot Chi Chern

On Sunday, September 19, 2010, Venerable Chi Chern gave a talk entitled, "Talk About Tea, Talk About Chan" at the Chan Meditation Center. Venerable explained the functions of tea in China as medicine, beverage, art form, and its integration into Chan Buddhism as a way of personal cultivation. More...

“Relationships As Spiritual Practice”
Talk presented by Venerable Chi Chern

On Sunday, August 1, 2010, Venerable Chi Chern gave a talk entitled, “Relationships As Spiritual Practice” at CMC. Before the talk, Venerable shared some of his ink drawings to the audience, as well as a book of poems and paintings related to Silent Illumination and Huatou, and CDs with song lyrics written by him. More...

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