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Our Family

Listed below are some websites of the Dharma Drum Mountain family. Only organizations with an English website are listed. For a more exhaustive listing of local chapters and affiliates around the world, please visit Dharma Drum Mountain.


United States of America

Chan Meditation Center (CMC)
Sister organization of Dharma Drum Retreat Center, located in Elmhurst, New York. Their website contains a schedule of activities and a treasure trove of articles transcribed and edited from Master Sheng Yen’s teachings.

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA)
Sister organization of Dharma Drum Retreat Center. Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association has twenty-two local chapters throughout the USA.

Riverside Chan Meditation Group
Founded by Gilbert Gutierrez, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen. The group offers weekly classes of Dharma and meditation teachings. Their website includes a lively meetup site and a weekly Dharma talk podcast. Access to written transcripts of the weekly lectures is also available.

Tallahassee Chan Group (TCG)
Founded by Guo Gu (Jimmy Yu), Master Sheng Yen’s close disciple. The TCG offers regular weekly meditation practices, retreats, workshops, and Dharma teachings. For more info email tallahassee.chan@gmail.com


Australia

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) Melbourne

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) Sydney


Canada

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) Ontario

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (DDMBA) Vancouver


Croatia

Dharmaloka
A Buddhist community in Croatia founded by Zarko Andricevic, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen. The Center has the mission to present the basics of mainstream Buddhism and to introduce interested persons into the specific practice of Chan.


Switzerland

Chan Centre in Bern
Established 2007, the Chan Centre offers introductory and Chan meditation retreats, led by invited teachers such as Zarko Andricevic, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen, and Hildi Thalmann.

Science Medicine Buddhism
Website of Dr. Max Kalin, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen.


Taiwan

Dharma Drum Mountain
This is the main English-language website for the Dharma Drum Mountain organization.

Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
A Buddhist education and research institute founded by Chan Master Sheng Yen.

Dharma Drum Buddhist College
Located at the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education, Dharma Drum Buddhist College is the first ever institute of Buddhist study and practice in Taiwan to offer a master’s degree in Religious Studies program accredited by the Taiwanese Ministry of Education.

Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education
Headquarters of Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma organizations. The website, available in Chinese, English, and Spanish, contains news of recent events, schedule of activities, information about local and international chapters

Sangha University
The university focuses on training monastics to specialize in administrative, educational and academic fields.

Sheng Yen Education Foundation
The mission of the foundation is to promote educational endeavors that help people engage in spiritual practice and create a better society based on Master Sheng Yen’s vision of “uplifting the character of humanity and building a pure land on earth.”


United Kingdom

Western Chan Fellowship
Founded by Dr. John Crook, a Dharma heir of Master Sheng Yen. WCF runs a retreat center in Maenllwyd, Wales and has affiliates throughout the United Kingdom.

Chan Meditation London
Founded in August 2010 to promote the teaching of traditional Chinese Mahayana Buddhism in general and Chinese Chan in particular.