Develop Everyone's Inner Peace
Uplifting the character of humanity by protecting the spiritual environment, building a pure land on earth based on Chinese Buddhism.
Concerned with the future of Buddhism and Buddhist education, Chan Master Sheng Yen founded DDM by integrating the efforts of many people in 1989. The Center was inaugurated on 21 October 2005. Situated in an area resembling the shape of a drum lying on its side, DDM was named after an analogy in the Lotus Sutra “beating the large Dharma Drum” in the hope that by beating the mind-purifying Dharma drum, people may obtain peace and harmony.
DDM aims to care for humanity, purify the mind with the Dharma, and eliminate conflicts and barriers through global interaction, dialogue, and collaboration, so as to achieve a pure land by protecting the spiritual environment.
Main Entrance (Sanmen)
DDM Emblem Rock
Welcoming Guanyin Park
Its prototype is a creation of Master Sheng Yen. Many times in deep meditation he saw the Bodhisattva coming from the sky to welcome him.
Lotus Bell Park
also the center of all buddhist practices. The overall appearance of the building is simple, open, with a calm black and blue tone.