New Year Theme Video
Blessing from Dharma Drum Mountain for 2021
Having chosen "Peace and Ease" as its annual theme for the year 2021, Dharma Drum Mountain wants to encourage the general public to always treat others with compassion, thereby being at peace at all times; and apply wisdom to bring peace to themselves, thereby having freedom wherever they go. Also, we should keep an even mind in looking at all the favorable and undesirable situations, as well as the gains and losses in life, while applying a mind of empathy, tolerance, and loving care to safeguard each other and show concern for all sentient beings.
Through this film, let us learn the Buddhist wisdom of living an unobstructed life inspired by Master Sheng Yen's words of Dharma, and, also, we'd like to invite everyone to make a resolution to be the master of our own mind, transforming our adversity into true compassion and insight for the benefit of self and others, thereby living a life of brightness, enjoying peace and ease.
The spirit of Chan is concentrating the mind on a single thought and cultivating awareness of our actions.
Five Aggregates constitute the physical and mental aspects of human beings and are constantly changing, and thus empty in nature.
Volition, in one sense, means the constant change and shifting of our thoughts in time. It marks the Buddhist idea of impermanence and teaches us not to become attached.