YEAR OF NEWS :
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Venerable Guo Xing, Abbot of Dharma Drum Retreat Center and Chan Meditation Center in New York, gave a follow-up presentation hosted by the Chan meditation community of practice at the Douglas Jung Building on “Attention with and without Duality” on January 23, 2014 to approximately three dozen Environment Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada colleagues. Venerable Chang Wu, Director of the Dharma Drum Mountain Centre in Richmond, started the session by leading participants in a brief seated meditation body scan, from head to toe, to relax our bodies, which helped to relax our minds in advance of Venerable Guo Xing’s presentation. She reminded us that we can do the seated meditation almost anywhere at any time and immediately experience the calming benefits that it brings to our bodies and our minds, and encouraged us to do so more often.
On 31 January 2012, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhism Information Center in Malaysia (DDM Malaysia) held a memorial event in remembrance of the late Venerable Master Sheng Yen, the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain.
On Sunday 12 February 2012, DDM Sydney gathered together for Transmitting the light of Wisdom and Compassion and the 20th anniversary of Protecting the Spiritual Environment. It was a sunny Sunday morning with about twenty members, family and friends in attendance.
Trick or Treat! On 28th October 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Center specially organized fun activities for children to celebrate Halloween, while spreading the Dharma to children at the same time.
On the evening of 25 August 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain, Malaysia (DDM Malaysia) invited Professor Cheng-Huang Cheng to lecture on the Ahan Sutra
The Sixth Chinese Book Fest was jointly held by Popular Book Company and Sin Chew Daily at the Kula Lumpur City Center from 27 August to 4 September and Dharma Drum Mountain in Malaysia (DDM Malaysia) expressed their thanks for the opportunity to be part of this event.
Venerable Guo Che visited Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association in San Francisco (DDMBASF) for the period of 11-25 July, 2011.
On 25 June, 2011, 130 people signed up for the one-day merit class chaired by Venerable Guo Yi and Venerable Guo Chou at DDM Vancouver.
By invitation of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association in San Francisco (DDMBASF), Venerable Chang Xin gave a special lecture on orthodox Chinese Buddhism from 12-23 May, 2011.
The director of both Dharma Drum Retreat Center and Chan Meditation Center in New York, Venerable Guo Xing, gave Dharma talks and presided over activities from 9-13 June, 2011, at the practice center of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association in San Francisco (DDMBASF).
The Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, paid his first visit to DDM’s Ontario Branch Office in Canada on 18 May 2011.