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Dharma Drum Mountain Global Sangha Assembly Welcomes Guo-Huei Fashi as Sixth Abbot President

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First English Children’s Camp at Dharma Drum Mountain Los Angeles Center

Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) L.A. Center held the first English children’s camp in its history. The theme of the children’s camp was the environmental protection of the mind.

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Three-Day Chan Mediation Retreat

On March 18-20, 2016, DDM Los Angeles Center hosted a three-day Chan meditation retreat. The retreat was led by Gilbert Gutierrez, one of several lay practitioners who received Dharma transmission from Chan Master Sheng Yen.

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DDMLAC Donates Dharma Service Offerings to Local Social Service Organizations

As the spirit succors the flesh, Dharma Drum Mountain Los Angeles Center donated all nonperishable food items gathered from its seven-day Water and Land Dharma Service to those in need.


Making Tangyuan Together in the Happiness Years

DDM LA Center hosted “Friendship in the Happiness Years,” a get together for older adults. The event was in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese and held several days after the 2016 New Year’s Day.


A Weeklong Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue in Rome

Venerables Guo-jiann (Director of DDM Los Angeles Center) and Chang-Hwa (Director of Chan Meditation Center, NY) participated in the “Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue on Suffering, Liberation, and Fraternity”


Summer Camp: Going with the Flow

Opened to all young people (aged 18 to 35) of the L.A. area who spoke English as their native language or communicated primarily in English, this was the first camp of its type offered by the DDM LA Center.


Up Coming Events

Fun Day Chan

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Check in begins at 9:00AM) 
Place: Dharma Drum Mountain Los Angeles Center 4530 N. Peck Rd. El Monte, CA 91732 
For: Everyone-both beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. 
Content: Experience 8-form moving, walking, eating and basic sitting meditation 
Fee: Free (Suggested donation) 
Registraion:Please register online in advance

Beginning Iyengar Yoga

Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 (8 classes)  
Time: Classes will be held every Thursday, 10:00-11:15 AM 
Fee: Free (Voluntary Donation) 
Please sign up online: Click here (Please bring your own yoga mat)

“A Good Wish for the World” Chinese New Year Celebration Dharma Services and Events

【Registraion】Please register online
2/5  10am - 12pm 
The Diamond Sutra Chanting Service and Great Offering to the Buddha (Offering of flowers available)
2/6 10am - 12pm
The Medicine Buddha Sutra Chanting Service and Great Offering to the Buddha (Offering of flowers available)
2/7 11am -11:45am 
Great Offering to the Buddha (Offering of lights available)
2/8 11am - 11:45am
Great Offering to the Buddha (Offering of lights available)
2/9 10am -12:00pm
The Guanyin Blessing Ceremony and Great Offering to the Buddha (Offering of flowers available)
2/10 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
“A Good Wish for the World” Family Fun Fair
2/5 - 2/9 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lighting Lamps and Making Wishes

Passing on the Lamp Day and Ritual

With Great Compassion, Passing on Our Gratitude
DDM’s founder our late Chan Master Sheng Yen’s 10th memorial service.
【Dates】2/16/2019 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
【Registraion】Please register online


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