YEAR OF NEWS :
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
What a blessing it is when Dharma Drum Mountain can fulfill its mission to uplift the character of humanity and uphold its commitment to furthering Buddhist education all in one day. Sunday, October 18th may have been just another cloudy fall day but DDVC was alight with the curiosity and enthusiasm of 34 Simon Fraser University (SFU) humanities students taking a course in Buddhist studies. Lead by their professor Michael Newton and his wife Kate McCandles, both Soto (Chn. Caodong) priests with Mountain Rain Zen Center in Vancouver, these students got to have a taste of some delicious cheesecake and Dharma Drum's unique flavour of Chan.
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.