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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


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

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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

Led by Chang Hu Fashi
1st 5-Day Retreat 12/25 Wed. 1:00PM - 12/30 Mon. 12:00PM
2nd 5-Day Retreat 12/30 Mon. 1:00PM - 1/4/2020 Sat. 12:00PM
(May choose one or both retreats)
Note: Prior 2 or 3 day retreat experience required
DDM volunteers have higher priority for registration
Fee: $200 for each retreat and $400 for participation in both retreats
(free for all DDM volunteers)
Registration: register online by 12/15
Beginning Iyengar Yoga
Dates: 10/3, 10, 17,24,31, 11/7,14 & 21 
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)
Led by Gilbert Gutierrez
Date: 11/1-11/3/2019
Time: 11/1 Friday 8:30-9:15am(check in)-9pm
           11/2 Saturday 9am-9pm
           11/3 Sunday 9am-5:30pm
Fee$100 (Suggested donation)

Online registraion:  register here (April 25 - August 30)

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