Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) was founded by the renowned scholar and teacher of Chan Buddhism, Chan Master Sheng Yen.
We are located in Pine Bush, New York, 90 miles northwest of New York City. Our campus lies below the ecologically protected Shawangunk Ridge amid 125 acres of woods and meadowland. A tributary of the Verkeerder Kill flows from below Sam’s Point Preserve on the ridge down through the property, where it forms a tranquil pond (Murray Pond) not far from the Chan Hall.
The center is maintained by staff members and volunteers who, together with our strong faculty of lay and monastic teachers, aim to provide a home of Buddhist practice and learning for everyone. Whether for a few hours or a few weeks, we offer a range of activities to suit your interests and needs.
We welcome your inquiries.
The mission of the Dharma Drum Retreat Center is to promote the practice of Chinese Chan Buddhism in the western hemisphere. The teaching practiced and taught is based on the Dharma Drum Mountain Lineage developed by our founder Chan Master Sheng Yen.
If you would like to visit our retreat center, call or email to request an appointment.
Please note that visitors are not allowed when a retreat is in session.
DDRC Dharma Drum Retreat Center
184 Quannacut Road, Pine Bush, NY 12566, USA