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DDM Meditation Activity Department and International Meditation Group (IMG) held a two-day Beginner’s Meditation class for English-speakers, at Yunlai Monastery, Taipei City, on November 4th and 5th, 2017. Ven. Guo Chan, the guiding teacher, engaged the class with a humorous and interesting approach, leading the group practice in a sharp yet warm manner. She used simple metaphor to explain the seemingly difficult theories, enabling participants from various cultures to familiarize themselves with the methods of practice, and helping them get a clearer understanding of the essentials of Chan practice and clarify their issues faced in daily life.









The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, the Sheng Yen Education Foundation and Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts jointly organized the Chinese Buddhism Young Scholars' Forum at the DDM campus on the 8th & 9th of September 2017.


The forum is an interactive platform for outstanding academic research on Buddhism. Over a hundred audience members, including renowned professors, young scholars and members of public institutions, universities and colleges from all over the world gathered to participate in the forum. It was a collective learning experience by sharing and exchanging intellectual thought, acknowledging outstanding contributions from academic achievers and a place to re-kindle the splendor of Buddhism through interactive discussion and the exchange of ideas.
Social and environmental phenomena such as low birth rate, aging population, unequal distribution of wealth, extreme weather from climate change, disruptive innovation and more are breeding anxiety and unrest in our modern lives. How can DDM fulfill its role as a stabilizing force in society?
DILA welcomed Venerable Master Xuecheng and his delegation:echoing invitation to the Fifth World Buddhism Forum

President of The Buddhist Association of China, Venerable Master Xuecheng (學誠大和尚), was recently invited to Taiwan to receive an honorary doctorate degree. On the day before his departure, Venerable Master Xuecheng led a delegation of 22 members from Mainland China's various educational and religious departments on a special visit to the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA). DDM’s Abbott President, Venerable Guo Dong, together with more than 30 monastic members of the Sangha and representatives of DILA welcomed the esteemed visitors. After a grand ceremony to pay respect to the Buddha , the whole group toured the campus compound, followed by engaging in a session of dialogues and exchanges over a cup of tea.

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