Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA), founded by Master Sheng Yen, makes Buddhist meditation and practice more accessible in the West.

In 1976, Master Sheng Yen came to the United States to teach Chan Buddhism. He became a resident monk, and later abbot of the Temple of Great Enlightenment in the Bronx, New York City. In 1979, Master Sheng Yen established the Chan Meditation Center in Queens, New York

In 1994 Master Sheng Yen founded the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association and in 1997, the Dharma Drum Retreat Center was es


Is the Diamond Sutra more conducive to enlightenment than other sutras? (GDD-560, Master Sheng-Yen)

Wonderful! Thank you, Monk Chang Wen, for sharing!


Any sutra can lead us to enlightenment if it corresponds with our mind and level. The key is not to cling to a subjective "I" and an objective "other", namel...

[06/04/15]   "The spiritual light shines alone, far transcending the senses and their fields; the essential substance is exposed, real and eternal. It is not contained in written words. The nature of the mind has no defilement; it is basically perfect and complete in itself. Just get rid of delusive attachments and merge with realization of thusness."

Pai-Chang (720 -814)
Translation from The Roaring Stream

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Hope you can make it!

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20110626 - DDRC Huatou Retreat

Dharma Drum Retreat Center Chan Retreat with Ven. Guo Xing.

picasaweb.google.com Photos by Barry Wadsworth, Jun 26, 2011 - Huatou retreat with Ven. Guo Xing



Since the publication of Getting the Buddha Mind in 1982, Master Sheng Yen has published over 15 books in English. We provide links to brief descriptions of these books.

All books can be purchased from Dhrama Drum Publications, email:[email protected], phone:(718) 592-6593.

Attaining the Way
Complete Enlightenment
Dharma Drum
Faith in Mind
Footprints in the Snow
Getting the Buddha Mind
Hoofprint of the Ox
Illuminating Silence
Method of No Method
Orthodox Chinese Buddhism
Song of Mind
Subtle Wisdom
The Infinite Mirror
The Poetry of Enlightenment
The Sword of Wisdom
There is No Suffering
Zen Wisdom



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