YEAR OF NEWS :
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Dharma Drum Mountain New Jersey Chapter’s new center in Edison, New Jersey, was inaugurated with a consecration ceremony on May 14, 2016. The brand new center was packed with some 400 participants, including monastics, devotees, and volunteers, who watched a short film, titled “Starting from Zero,” in memory of Master Sheng Yen, as a token of gratitude to the Master for his great vow in founding Dharma Drum Mountain and fostering the establishment of the Chapter’s new center.
On the morning of 26 May 2013, the Anhe Branch of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taipei City hosted a Bathing of the Buddha Ceremony and a Dharma Assembly in celebration of Vesak Day, a day of great significance to Buddhists as we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.
On 5 May 2013, Xinxing Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in eastern Taiwan, Taitung, held a Dharma Assembly, the Refuge-Taking Ceremony, followed by a Gala Party in celebration of Vesak Day.
On the morning of 5 May 2013, the Zhaiming Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taoyuan City held a Dharma assembly in celebration of Vesak Day.
Thousands of Taipei residents gathered with the DDM Sangha at the Taipei City Hall plaza on the morning on 12 May 2013 to practice Chan in celebration of Mother’s Day.
On the morning of 5 May 2013, the Tainan Branch of Dharma Drum Mountain held a Dharma Assembly in celebration of Vesak Day.
On 8 April 2013, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) celebrated its sixth anniversary at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
On 27 April 2013, the Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) hosted an event to encourage and to offer stipends to financially disadvantaged students at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
Delegates of the Focolare Movement visited the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education on 15 April 2013 and conducted an interfaith dialogue with the Dharma Drum Buddhist College’s students and the DDM Sangha.
On the afternoon of 14th of April 2013, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, went to the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City to introduce to the values of the Six Ethics of the Mind. 1,500 people attended the speech.
On 24 March 2013, 30 high-ranking media officials from mainland China paid their first visit to the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.