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.


  • Dharma Lecture <Avatamsaka Sutra> Appearance of Tathagata
    2/12/23 (Sun) 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm
  • Dharma Lecture - Zen Life; Speaker Mr. Xu Renshou
    2/19/23 (Sun) 2:00pm ~ 4:00pm
  • Dharma Seminar <Ahan Sutra>
    2/25/23 (Sat) 1:30 - 4:30pm
  • Great Compassion
    3/5/23 (Sun) 2:00 - 4:00pm

Routine Events

  • Meditation
    2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4 (Sat) 10:00 - 12:00
  • Chanting Practice
    2/5, 2/26 (Sun) 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Bodhisattva Recitation
    2/17 (Fri) 10:00 - 12:00
  • Buddhist Instrument chant and practice (in Chinese only)
    2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 - 6:30 - 8:30pm
Attendees should be fully vaccinated.
Please come and join us! 

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.