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As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly spreads all over the world, people are getting more and more disturbed with the ever-growing confirmed cases. To pray for those suffering from and affected by the pandemic to be at ease, DDM Abbot President Venerable Guo Huei has been hosting live streaming dharma assemblies called “A mind at peace; a life at peace!” at Wish-Fulfilling Guanyin Hall in DDM World Center for Buddhist Education every Sunday morning since March 1st. The merit and virtue attained by the dharma services will be transferred to all sentient beings, to provide the society with the spiritual blessings of Buddha Dharma.
As the pandemic of COVID-19 prevails, people are on the edge of fear. In addition to the task of caring for those who are uneasy in society, DDM sangha group seized the chance to practice diligently. Before the monastic retreat in summer, DDM Sangha Education Department and Chan Hall have jointly arranged a 40-day retreat, divided into 5-sessions, from April 21 to May 31 in the Lotus Academy.
Seek calm and stability in the midst of complexity and chaos. With a calm and stable body and mind, we will have peace and safety. Positivity, in its true sense, means that even in the midst of our happiness, we still have others in mind and act for the benefit of others.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, group practice activities and classes at Dharma Drum Mountain’s monasteries and practice centers at home and aboard have either been cancelled or postponed since January 29, as part of the pandemic prevention efforts to ensure public health. DDM was the first Buddhist organization in the world to introduce on-line real-time group practice as a temporary measure.

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