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Animation Series : Master Sheng Yen Guided by Guanyin Bodhisattva
Since his childhood Master Sheng Yen and his practice had always been inspired by Guanyin Bodhisattva. He established Dharma Drum Mountain as a “Dharma center dedicated to Guanyin Bodhisattva,” and often urged people to recite Guanyin Bodhisattva’s name, pray to Guanyin Bodhisattva, emulate and act like Guanyin Bodhisattva. Therefore, we produced this Master Sheng Yen Guided by Guanyin Bodhisattva motion picture series, with the first episode tracing back to the Master’s childhood and how he was first inspired by the Bodhisattva and thus aspired to emulate his compassion and wisdom.
The Chinese people’s faith in Guanyin Bodhisattva
Chinese people consider Guanyin Bodhisattva as the closest Bodhisattva to them. According to Lotus Sutra and Great compassion Dharani Sutra, it is an easy and encouraging practice to recite his holy name, which brings to mind of kind compassion or loving-kindness. He responds to all requests for help, and relieves people’s suffering when they recite his name and prays sincerely
How to enter meditative concentration ?
The Methods of Meditation
The True Meaning of Emptiness in Nature
True emptiness is real existence. This is reflected in one who has attained Buddhahood, perfect in both blessings and wisdom, without perceiving to have attained anything. More online courses: https://www.youtube.com/user/DDMTV05
Buddhism and Rependance
The contents of different repentance rituals are compiled based on different Buddhist sutras. Repentance rituals can serve as a way of practice, help one cure one's karmic illness and achieve peace of mind when facing karmic obstacles or receiving karmic retribution.
Faith in the Sutra
Buddhist sutras are records of the Buddha's teachings in different places and with different people, and therefore have different effects. Although the sutras are not necessarily all the words of the Buddha, they all represent the basic Buddhist principles and so are useful and beneficial.
TOMB-SWEEPING FESTIVAL TOPICS
In Chinese culture, the Tomb-Sweeping Festival is a time to pay respects to one’s ancestors, by remembering their kindness and the value of filial piety.
DDM Video : Development of True Self
The stages of progress from having a "self" to no-self, or the no-mind of Chan. Starting from self-understanding, one acknowledges one's strengths and weakness, with the end goal of dissolution of the self through continuous improvement and growth.
2017 New Year Celebration
End of Year's Caring

In 90 R.O.C., Dharma Drum established the DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation. The foundation doesn’t discriminate between religions, and it provides financial assistance and materials which assist the public during the Chinese New Year. The organization also offers long-term counseling and care to the poor, elderly, and handicapped, in cooperation with local government and schools.

Before every Chinese New Year, DDM holds about thirty separate charity activities in DDM branches and offices in Taiwan. They distribute materials, provided by donors from all walks of life, and offer blessings for more than three thousand families. This compassionate act has continued for nearly sixty years, and it helps many families and children to pass through tough times and hardship, particularly during the holidays. In a display of the human heart’s innate capacity for compassion and gratitude, many of the people who have received help before have now become donors, offering whatever help and charity they can to those still in need. It is a cycle of kindness.
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