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September 4, 2022

Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) is a non-profit Buddhist organization, focusing on the teaching and practicing of meditation.  This is a tranquil place that inspires compassion, peace and harmony of the mind and
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Mid Autumn Festival

September 3, 2022

We welcome all Dharma friends to join our Mid-Autumn Celebration. Please apply to this event if you are interested in coming. The program: Vegetarian BBQ Bonfire (depending on the condition of weather) Dharma
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One Day In Person Retreat Led by David Listen_ Now Open!

July 16, 2022

Please see more information at our upcoming event page.


Join Our Open House Event

July 11, 2022

Please join our Open House Event to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.


Life in a Retreat Center 6/05-6/19 (Ages 18-40)

April 12, 2022

  Please join us for a unique experience of living at a Buddhist temple.  This retreat is for young people 18-40.  Our center is a calm and peaceful place surrounded by the beautiful
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Reopening for In Person Retreats

March 13, 2022

Dear Dharma Friends, We will resume in-person retreats starting April 2022! For those looking to join us in-person starting in April these are our new Covid-19 Measures of Safety: In response to the
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Joy Of Life: Thanksgiving Recipe

November 22, 2020

by Chang Yuan Fashi When I was assigned to work at DDRC for three months, everything was new to me. There were many tasks in which I replaced monks who have left here.
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Saturday Online Meditation Led by Ven. Guo Yuan

April 18, 2020

Saturdays: 3/21 – 5/30 11:00am – 12:30 pm (Pacific Time) 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (Eastern Time) Visit DDMBA-SF for more information and to register. Come! Come practice and learn together with us
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Buddhist Action: Morals, Vision and Justice

February 9, 2018

Dharma Drum teacher Rebecca Li addressed a gathering of 200 Buddhists at the Union Theological Seminary on February 3 at a one-day conference, “Buddhist Action: Morals, Vision and Justice,” along with Greg Snyder
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DDRC Hosts GenX Gathering

January 15, 2016

From June 6 to 10, 2015, DDRC hosted a gathering of Gen X Dharma teachers. The Winter 2016 issue of BuddhaDharma magazine has article about it, here is an excerpt: Forum: The Road
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