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Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) is a community learning and living the Buddha’s teachings through the tradition of the Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan Buddhism, as established by Chan Master Sheng Yen.

We welcome you to practice Chan meditation together with us amidst all activities of daily life; cultivating mindfulness, wisdom, and compassion.

People come from near and far to study and practice Chan, receive support from the community, deepen their understanding of themselves, and learn to live more harmoniously with others. They leave rejuvenated, equipped with the methods and concepts to bring the practice back home.

DDRC Launches its New Website!

Posted on: March 22, 2017

DDRC welcomes you to our new website. Please explore and let us know what you think of the new WordPress design. We migrated our existing retreat registration system to this new environment: your
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Abbot Guo Yuan Fashi Will Be Traveling

Posted on: March 12, 2017

Our Abbot Guo Yuan Fashi will be traveling for the next few months. His trip will begin with a pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in India, an all-monastic affair organized by Dharma Drum Mountain.
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