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Do you know that in a bowl of rice, every grain is infused with the flavor of Chan?

Nowadays, choosing to eat vegetarian is not only very convenient, but also a way to manifest compassion and the protection of sentient beings’ lives!

Come and join with Auntie Mei, to enjoy a beautiful mind of Vegetarian Diet.
The Social Welfare and Charity Foundation of Dharma Drum Mountain (法鼓山慈善基金會), DDM SWCF, supported by the love from society, donated a Community Shuttle Bus to provide free transportation for the blessed aboriginal tribes of Nan-ao Village. The ceremony to donate this bus was held in front of the Ataya Culture Center (泰雅文化館) at 9:00 a.m. on July 2nd. Tribal seniors, the head of each village and the principals of several schools, accompanied by around 100 villagers, participated in the ceremony. Together, they dedicated passionate dances and warm blessings, in celebration of this event.
In principle, Buddhism has no dogmas. What are closest to being dogmatic are the precepts. But precepts for Buddhists are not a covenant with God, so they are not mysterious as in some religions. Precepts in Buddhism come from principles of ethics and are hence purely rational.
The eighth Dharma Drum Mountain Global Sangha Assembly took place at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education on June 26, with over 300 monastics at home and from aboard in attendance. The assembly passed the resolution to appoint Ven. Guo Huei (果暉法師) as DDM’s sixth abbot-president.
Question: If someone believes in and practices Buddhism,
should they also take refuge in the Three Jewels?
"Buddhist 101 with Mr. Duck " is a series of animations, regarding to the basic understanding of Buddhism. The second episode is talking about "Taking refuge in the Three Jewels " , the first stepping stone as a Buddhist.




Some 6,000 participants experienced relaxing, calming sensation, and purified their minds through the activities of bathing the Buddha, hitting the Lotus bell, then praying for their family as well as the world.
The “Awakening Workshop,” an eight-session course co-organized by Dharma Drum Sangha University and Dharma Drum for Young People, concluded at DDM Degui Academy on May 19, 2018.
That there are a vast number of Buddhist scriptures is well known. So no one can say definitively which sūtra or sūtras are representative of Buddhism. Largely for this reason many schools of Buddhism emerged in China, each based on the perspective of particular sūtras or treatises.

Nonetheless, there is a fundamental doctrine common to all Buddhism—what the Buddha discovered about life and the universe—the truth of conditioned arising, also known as dependent origination.
Hsinhsing Monastery, one of DDM’s branching monasteries, derived its name from the Dharma, signifying “faith, aspiration, and deportment”. Located at the serene Beinan Village in TaiTung, the tranquility of this monastery brings a sense of calmness that peels away the weariness of a hectic lifestyle to those who visit.
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