How Great Is Dharma Drum

Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain, dedicated decades of his life to spreading the Buddhadharma globally and guiding Chan practice, sharing Buddhist compassion and wisdom with people around the world. His idea of Protecting the Spiritual Environment has been widely valued and recognized internationally.

Based on the Master's infinite compassionate vows, Dharma Drum Mountain's branch monasteries and practice centers worldwide have been promoting Three-fold Education and Four Kinds of Environmentalism, endeavoring to help purify human minds and society, in hopes of sowing the seeds of world peace through joint efforts to realize the goal of "building a pure land on earth."Video Clip: How Great is Dharma Drum

The Beauty of Lotus Bell

Master Sheng Yen once said, "Prostrating to the Lotus Bell is equivalent to prostrating to the Lotus Sutra. By striking the bell, we can hear the entire Lotus Sutra and the Great Compassion Mantra. This is a bell of infinite radiance and infinite hope." Cast with the entire text of the Lotus Sutra, the Lotus Bell highlights calligraphy and painting by prominent artists, past and present, a perfect marriage of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. Simple yet imposing, it is a treasure of Dharma Drum Mountain and a world-class work of art.Video Clip: The Beauty of Lotus Bell

The Beauty of DDM Architecture

At the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education there is mutual harmony between the natural scenery and our humanistic architecture. All the scenic spots and buildings are profoundly humanistic, the realization of Protecting the Spiritual Environment. This film serves as a visual guide, sharing with you the Center's natural and humanistic beauty, where every brick, every tile, every blade of grass and tree is filled with infinite Chan spirit.Video Clip: The Beauty of DDM Architecture

The Beauty of Buddhas Statues

The beauty of the Buddha statues at Dharma Drum Mountain lies not only in their artistic value, but also in their ability to evoking our faith in the Buddhadharma and our understanding of the Buddhas' and Bodhisattvas'compassionate vows. Featuring a simple and elegant style, either standing or sitting, eyes lowered, and smiling, the magnificent Buddha statues remind every unsettled mind to return to their pure, original nature.

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