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Augmented COVID Restrictions – PCR Test Required

August 14, 2021

Dear Dharma Friends, As you know, we recently re-opened for in-person events and are only accepting applicants who are fully vaccinated. In response to the worsening conditions of the pandemic, we will now
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Return to In-Person Retreats at DDRC

June 20, 2021

Starting July 11, 2021, DDRC will hold our first in-person retreat since shutting down for the COVID-19 quarantine. And we have just added several more in-person retreats (see list below). Here are the
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In-Person Retreat with Gilbert Gutierrez

May 28, 2021

DDRC will hold our first in-person retreat since shutting down for the COVID-19 quarantine. We will only accept people who can show proof of being fully vaccinated no later than June 27, 2021.
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Online Dharma Talk: Emphasize the Process

May 2, 2021

David Listen will give an online Dharma Talk on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm. David Listen has been sharing Chan/Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for over 15 years, leading
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Stillness in Motion – Online Retreat

January 15, 2021

Join Zen, (Chan) teachers from across the United States and Europe for an in-depth exploration of Zen practice and study. Guided by the late Master Sheng Yen’s practical and inspiring text, Zen Wisdom:
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The Beauty of the Mind of Chan— DDRC Winter Retreat

January 15, 2021

Attending a January retreat at DDRC, and met my very first winter snow. After meditating, I found that the snow here is very unique. It conveys not only the beautiful, but also 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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National Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry

October 16, 2020

Saturday, October 24th, 1:00–3:00 pm EDT Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) will be holding an online National Buddhist Day of Action to Feed the Hungry. This event will be held over Zoom and will
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DDRC Donates Masks to Pinecrest Senior Housing

May 22, 2020

On Tuesday May 20, 2020 Abbot Guo Yuan and Venerable Guo Chyi delivered 1,300 surgical masks to a local senior housing facility. Pinecrest Senior Housing is part of the Devon Communities, which offer
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DDRC in Local News

May 15, 2020

This article by Chris Rowley is from the Shawangunk Journal from May 7, 2020 Pine Bush’s Dharma Drum Helps Raise Big Bucks For Hospital Workers By Chris Rowley PINE BUSH – Dharma Drum, one
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Dharma Relief – COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020

  In facing the COVID-19 pandemic, what can we do collectively, creatively? Please join our forces as an international Mahasangha to help others! Facing an already critical shortage of medical supplies in hospitals
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Thursday Online Meditation Led by Ven. Guo Yuan

April 21, 2020

Thursdays in April & May, 2020 – 9:00am – 10:30 am (Eastern Time) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 926 9815 0151 Password: 123456 Time: This is a recurring link meeting Via YouTube Live
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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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A Helping Hand

April 18, 2020

A Helping Hand On April 15, 2020, Abbot Guo Yuan from Dharma Drum Retreat Center gave an online class to resident doctors from the department of psychiatry at Staten Island University Hospital in
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Online Meditation Group Session Led by Ven. Guo Yuan

March 16, 2020

Saturdays: 3/21 – 4/4 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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2020 Schedule of Events

December 11, 2019

Our 2020 schedule of events is now available. Highlights include: 23-Day retreat using Master Chi Chern’s video lectures. 17-Day Silent Illumination retreat using Master Sheng Yen’s video lectures. Huatou retreat using Master Sheng
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2019 Mid-Autumn Gathering

August 18, 2019

In gratitude to all Dharma friends who have supported Dharma Drum Retreat Center during these past years, we invite all volunteers and friends to join our Mid-Autumn Celebration. Proposed Activities: Vegetarian BBQ and
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Mexico Retreat – May 11-18, 2019

May 27, 2019

This year’s retreat in Mar De Jade, Mexico was in May. The weather was very nice, it was cool in the morning and night. Guo Yuan Fashi with Chang Xing Fashi as his
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Winter Monastic Retreat 2019

March 20, 2019

By Chang Hu Fashi On June 5, 2005, the concluding day of a ten-day silent illumination retreat at the Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), Master Sheng Yen in his Dharma talk suggested that
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Abbot Guo Yuan at Columbia University

October 7, 2018

Abbot Guo Yuan will lead an event at Columbia University on October 20, 2018.  Activities include: Relaxation and mindfulness guidance Introduction of basic Chan concepts Meditation on listening to sound Tea meditation The
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Abbot Guo Yuan Leads Huatou Retreat in Mexico

June 28, 2018

At the invitation of Laura Del Valle (owner and founder of Mar de Jade, a retreat center in Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico) Venerable Guo Yuan, one of the Dharma heirs of Venerable Master Sheng
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Buddhists Supporting March for Our Lives

March 25, 2018

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the March for Our Lives in Washington, a student-led rally calling for tighter gun control laws in the US following a massacre at a
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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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You Are Already Enlightened

August 17, 2017

Guo Gu (Dr. Jimmy Yu), a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, will lead a silent illumination intensive retreat at DDRC October 21-29, 2017. In this online article from Lion’s Roar
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August Beginner’s Mind Retreat Now Open

May 20, 2017

Beginner’s Mind Retreat (August 11-13, 2017) Now Open A “beginner’s mind” is a mind open to experiencing life in the present moment, free from preconceived notions and expectations — a mind open to
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Stand Against Suffering

April 16, 2017

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DDRC Launches its New Website!

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

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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3rd Buddhism and Race Conference

March 10, 2017

Rebecca Li of Dharma Drum Retreat Center was invited again to speak at the 3rd Buddhism and Race Conference hosted by the Harvard Buddhist Community of Harvard Divinity School on March 3-5, 2017.
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Hemera Financial Aid for Artists

March 9, 2017

Starting this year, DDRC is participating in the Hemara Foundation’s program Tending Space Fellowships for Artists (TSF). This program offers financial aid for artists to attend meditation retreats. DDRC will continue to participate in Hemera’s
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Shambala Sun Becomes Lion’s Roar

February 17, 2016

Dharma Drum is represented (by Rebecca Li) on the cover of Lion’s Roar, one of the major Buddhist magazines in the English-speaking world (previously known as Shambhala Sun). In this premiere issue of
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Financial Aid for Health Care Professionals

February 16, 2016

Last year DDRC received a grant from the Hemera Foundation as part of their Contemplative Fellowships for Educators (CFE) program. This program offers financial aid to people working in the field of education,
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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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Rebecca Li Leads an Online Retreat

October 1, 2015
Rebecca Li

Rebecca Li leads an online retreat at tricycle.org. Titled Living the Platform Sutra, the retreat is in four parts: Learn To Look Inside How The Practice Can Go Wrong Bring Practice into Daily
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