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Friday, August 26, 2016
Buddhist teachings and collective power of group practice bring peace and joy to the world. Nung Chan Monastery held the Liang Emperor’s Repentance Ritual on August 7, marking the 20th anniversary of the service at Dharma Drum Mountain. The first day of the Dharma assembly witnessed a participation of over 6,500 people and volunteers at six different altars for group practice. With one-mindedness, participants performing the ritual in unity filled the venue with a positive power of Dharma joy, aspiring to benefit the world and sentient beings through their sincere repentance and devoted cultivation of the mind.


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A TransAsia flight GE-235 crashed into the Keelung River shortly after takeoff from Taipei Songshan Airport, en route to Kinmen. The crash has caused heavy casualties of passengers and crew at 10:00 a.m. on February 4, 2015. Once obtaining the information, volunteers of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation immediately headed for the hospital to help and reassure the injured and their families. Besides, DDM has also set the section to pray for blessings for the injured, and liberate the deceased through chanting mantras by ourselves. For more information of how to pray for the blessings for the victims of the crash, please kindly refer to the following link.
Dharma Drum Mountain produced a series of videos to greet 2015 Chinese New Year. We invited some amiable and kind foreigners to help us finish producing these videos. By these videos with their warm blessings, DDM hopes everyone can have a bright and happy 2015.
Dharma Drum Mountain produced a series of videos to greet 2015 Chinese New Year. We invited some amiable and kind foreigners to help us finish producing these videos. By these videos with their warm blessings, DDM hopes everyone can have a bright and happy 2015.
The Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Ven. Guo Dong, delivered a Dharma talk for blessing all in 2015. He encouraged all to use wisdom to transform circumstances and manifest our bright mind, and to use compassion to benefit all the sentient beings.
The fourth lecture on the Wisdom of Fa Hua (Lotus Sutra in Chinese) lecture series began at 2 p.m. on November 16, 2014 at the Taichung City Hall. The theme for this lecture was “Recondition Vexation, Regenerate Wisdom”. Ven. Hui Min, President of the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA), with guest speakers Jiang Xun, a cultural luminary, and Lo Xiu Fen, a successful entrepreneur discussed issues revolving around this theme, focusing on attaining happiness through practicing generosity.
Dharma Drum Mountain produced a series of videos to greet 2015 Chinese New Year. We invited some amiable and kind foreigners to help us finish producing these videos. By these videos with their warm blessings, DDM hopes everyone can have a bright and happy 2015.
The graduation ceremony for the second cohort of the Merit Field Program was held at DDMBA Chan Meditation Center in Fremont, San Francisco on November 8, 2014. This ceremony was attended by Ven. Guo Dong, the Abbot President of DDM, Ven. Guo Xing, the Abbot of Chan Meditation Center as well as about 100 devotees.
A blessing ceremony to signify the cleansing of mind and monastery as well as the Medicine Buddha Ritual was held at the new center of DDM Ontario Buddhist Association (DDMOBA) on October 25, 2014. The opening ceremony of this new center was hosted by Ven. Guo Xing, the Abbot of Chan Meditation Center (CMC), on October 26, 2015; at 10 a.m., Ven. Guo Dong, the Abbot President of DDM, and Huang Chu-chi, the vice president of Dharma Drum Mountain Fellowship, unveiled the new Buddha statue. This opening ceremony and the subsequent carnival themed “Protecting the Spiritual Environment” were attended by Ambassador Rong-chuan Wu, who is also the Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto as well as approximately 100 devotees.
Dharma Drum Mountain produced a series of videos to greet 2015 Chinese New Year. We invited some amiable and kind foreigners to help us finish producing these videos. By these videos with their warm blessings, DDM hopes everyone can have a bright and happy 2015.
The DDM Awakening Camp is for those who wish to experience the monastic life for a short period of time. Below are some of the sentiment of past participants on the homepage of the camp (http://ddmawakening.blogspot.tw/): “A feeling of ease that I had never felt before”, “I finally found the direction in life and will make the most of my time to pursue it”, “The Buddha Dharma is in all aspect of my life, not just in the sutras”, “I cried upon realizing the ego that I have been carrying around”.
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