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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.


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Hundred schoolchildren brainstormed to safeguard the world

On July 11th – 14th, at DDM World Center for Buddhist Education, 106 schoolchildren joined DDM Children's Camp where they explored new possible solutions for global waste. Through role-playing as national leaders, prime ministers or opinion leaders, they learned to use compassion and wisdom to safeguard the world.
On June 29 and 30, the International Conference on Buddhism and Social Science took place on the campus of Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts at DDM World Center for Buddhist Education, following the Development of Chan Buddhism in Contemporary Era forum held on June 28. Nearly 100 scholars and Buddhist monastics from home and from abroad attended the conference, sharing their views on social science with new interpretations and perspectives from the Buddhist point of view.
“To build a Pure Land on Earth with the wisdom and compassion of the Dharma”: this core intent of the Dharma has always been upheld by the sangha of Dharma Drum Mountain since its establishment by the late Master Sheng Yen (Shifu). Shifu explained the significance of the ground breaking ceremony, often referred to as ‘opening the mountain’, as thus “To unlock the dormant potential that lies within each of us so that we develop wisdom and compassion, which lead to harmony, peace, happiness and health in society and the world at large. This is the significance of ‘Opening the Mountain’.

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