The Dharma Drum Mountain Massachusetts Buddhist Association (DDMMBA) is dedicated to practicing the teachings of the Buddha through the Dharma Drum lineage of Chan Buddhism, as established by Chan Master Sheng Yen.
We welcome all who seek freedom of mind and heart to practice Chan Buddhism with us. Our experienced monastic and lay teachers offer guidance in Chan meditation practice. While the context is the Buddha’s teaching, these practices are universal in scope. They help to develop awareness and calm within ourselves, and to lead a life of cultivating compassion and wisdom.
People of like minds from all walks of life come to practice Chan, receive support from the community, deepen their understanding of themselves, and learn to live in harmony with others and nature. In light of this realization, we hope to bring peace and happiness to the world.
DDMMBA lecture hall is open for worship, please call in advance to make an appointment for entering the temple.
Please come and join us!
Master Shengyen's 108 Adages of Wisdom
Happiness does not come from fame and profit,
but from within by knowing contentment with few desires.
In Monastic temples, Amita Sutra, An Act of Buddha Worship and General Repentance, Ten Grand Vows, Samantabhadra’s Admonition etc are chanted at every morning and evening’s services. This is to to help all walks of people to calm their bodies and minds in the daily life of practice of vows.
Morning service at 6:30am；
Evening service at 4:30pm.