On Step 1st, the yearly Refuge-Taking and Blessing Ceremony was successfully completed at the Grand Hall in Dharma Drum World Center for Buddhist Education. In a delightful atmosphere, 600 followers, from both local and abroad, aged 6 to 100, vowed to take refuge in the Three Jewels and the Five Precepts, turning themselves into Buddhists who put the faith of benefiting others into actual practice.

Nung Chan Monastery will not be open from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12 due to 7-day Foundation Chan Retreat

As Nung Chan Monastery will hold a 7-Day Foundation Chan Retreat from Oct. 5 to Oct. 12, 2019, the campus will NOT be open to the general public during the above mentioned period.

During this period of time, the whole area of Nung Chan Monastery will be reserved for Chan practice only; sightseeing or photographing will be declined.

The campus will be open once the retreat is over on Oct. 12. Your kind attention is highly appreciated.

Nung Chan Monastery
With Joined Palms
2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the Humanity Magazine. Looking back on 1949 when it was founded, what we face right now is yet another dramatically changing world. After the publication of "Awaken in the Global Buddhist Community," the 70th anniversary issue, Humanity went on to publish "Global Buddhist Awakening," an English special edition covering four major topics, including Coping with Tumultuous Change, Buddhist Culture on Sharing Wisdom, Chan Comes West and Global Buddhist Community. It is hoped that the development and opportunities of Buddhism in modern world could be well documented.