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In September 2018, the Succession Ceremony for DDM’s sixth abbot president took place at the Dharma Drum Mountain complex. In 2006, late Master Sheng Yen handed the position of abbot president to Ven. Guo Dong. This year’s succession ceremony also held a significant meaning for the further development of Chinese Buddhism.

In carrying various Dharma affairs, including paying visits to victims of the big earthquake in Hualian and the Puyuma Express train disaster, holding international academic exchanges and Buddhist seminars, as well as organizing the Protecting the Spiritual Environment and Family Day event, DDM’s monastic and lay practitioners all continued the late Master Sheng Yen’s compassionate aspiration to build a pure land on earth. The year 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Master’s passing and DDM’s 30th anniversary, we expect ourselves to keep making good wishes and putting our wishes into action, for the benefit of the world.
On Feb 16, 2019, to commemorate The 10th Anniversary of Master Sheng Yen's Passing & The Passing on the Lamp Dharma Service, DDM World Center for Buddhist Education will be closed to uphold the gracious atmosphere for the practitioners. Thank you for your kind understanding and support.

An Incredible Journey of Natural Farming Inspired by DDM’s Protecting the Spiritual Environment


Ven. Guo Xiang (果祥法師), the current Vice Abbot at Dharma Drum Mountain, is well known for her tireless work on promoting natural farming. Her work began 20 years ago as an interest but over the past two decades it has transformed not only how conventional farmers work with their land but also how we perceive our relationship with nature.

This special personal interview with Ven. Guo Xiang provides a closer understanding of her compassion for all living things and her mission connecting us back to nature.
A Good Wish for the World: Make a good wish and make it come true. Put your wish into action and bring fortune to the world.

Amituofo! Happy Chinese New Year! I wish all of you an auspicious new year.

During Chinese New Year,people will greet each other with auspicious words when saying congratulations.

Is this kind of blessing useful? It is very useful, because blessings said in sincerity are in essence a form of wish.

I bless you, and you bless me. A single person’s words of blessing,combined with multiple others’ words of blessing,will become a collective power of our individual aspirations.

This is why every year Dharma Drum Mountain proposes a different theme of blessing, inviting people in society to jointly make a vow to fulfill a wish.

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