About CMC - Chan Meditation Center

Donations to the Chan Meditation Center are tax-deductible. When you donate to CMC, you are helping to support our core services, retreats and center activities, as well as peace building and improving our community.

Please consider making a one-time donation or an installment pledge. Gifts of stock transfer and bequests are always appreciated. For assistance with making donations, please email chancenter@gmail.com, or by phone: (718) 592-6593.

Acceptable payment options:

● Personal or Business Checks:

Please make your checks payable to CMC (or DDMBA) and send it to:

    Chan Meditation Center
    9126 Corona Avenue
    Elmhurst, NY 11373

● Paypal (Credit Card):

* Please note that PayPal charges a service fee for each transaction, so we will not receive the full amount of your donation.

Donate to CMC:

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(Paypal Account: Institute of Chung-Hwa Buddhist Culture Inc.)

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Donate to DDMBA:

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(Paypal Account: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, Inc.)

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● QuickPay/Zelle:

Alternatively, you can now make a donation through your online banking account or mobile apps using QuickPay/Zelle.

Donate to CMC:

Please make a payment directly to email address, 9056cmc@gmail.com, as the payment recipient.
(Account name: Institute of Chung-Hwa Buddhist Culture Inc.)

Donate to DDMBA:

Please make a payment directly to email address, 9056ddmba@gmail.com, as the payment recipient.
(Account name: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association)

* Please enter all necessary information in the message area when you make a QuickPay/zelle payment:

  1. Your full name in English.
  2. Your email address and phone number, so we can contact you if needed.
  3. Specify the type(s) of your donation.
    For example: Building fund, Blessing light, Flower/Food offering, Offering to Sangha, or Cloud blessings, etc.
  4. Your full address, so we can send you the donation receipt.


Thank you for your generosity!

Whether or not you are able to make a donation at this time, there are other ways you can help further the goals of CMC, such as volunteering your time, skills, and energy, as many are doing at our affiliate centers around the world. On behalf of our founder, Master Sheng Yen, and the sangha, thank you for everything you are doing through your own practice and generosity.