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Water and Land Dharma Service: Accomplished Through the Universal Offering, Zhangpu

Photo Sharing


Abbot President Venerable Guo Huei’s Speech: "Five Blessings at the Door"

Photo Sharing
Venerable Guo Huei gave a speech on how an individual could pursue the states of truth, goodness, beauty, wisdom and belief through the powers of discovery, management, innovation, reasoning and faith.

Abbot President Venerable Guo-Huei’s Tea Gathering with DDMLAC Volunteers

Photo Sharing - Tea Gathering / Refuge-Taking Ceremony
As part of the new Abbot President's North America trip, Venerable Guo-Huei had a tea party with the LA center's volunteers, and took this opportunity to understand the center's history.


Book Donation to UCLA

More than a decade after DDM’s previous Abbot President, Ven. Guo Dong, donated The Complete Works of Master Sheng Yen to the University of Southern California, DDM made a book donation to another well-known university in the region, UCLA.

The Buddha Bathing Ceremony

Celeration of the Buddha’s birthday and Mother’s Day


Shining an Eternal Light from Within Master Sheng Yen’s Memorial Service, completed by the DDM LA Chapter with gratitude Photo Album 


2019 DDMLAC Lunar New Year Celebrations 

Photo Album part 1
Photo Album part 2



Year-End Volunteer Lunch Gathering Photo Album



Up Coming Events


Dharma Drum Mountain LA  Center Announcements

Special Blessing from DDM LA Center Regarding the Recent Outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan

Coronavirus Prevention –  all events cancelled 2/3/20 through 2/16/20

Dear Friends,
Recently there has been an outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. We would like to transfer merits to the deceased and pray for the sick. Our hearts are with the medical professionals in the outbreak areas, and we give our blessings to all people in Wuhan. We hope that the epidemic will be brought under control, and a cure will be found soon. May Inner peace bring real peace!
In careful consideration of everyone’s health and safety, our center is putting all events on-holdeffective Monday, February 3 through Sunday, February 16

We apologize for the inconvenience that these cancellations may have caused you.  We encourage everyone to continue with compassionate prayers together – to all sentient beings for blessings and health.

Thanks again for all your support, and we wish all of you a peaceful mind, peaceful refuge.

DDM LA Center with palms joined 

Date: Saturday, 3/7 & 3/14
Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM (9:00AM check in)
Registration: register online
A Chan Practitioner's Guide to Awakening 
Gilbert Gutierrez
Date: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 Three Saturdays
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Registration: register online

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