Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre


The Dharma Drum Vancouver Center (DDVC) 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.

Practice Schedule

egular activities include:


Tuesday-Sutra reading and short meditation

Wednesday-Volunteer work practice

Thursday-Ritual service training

Friday-Recitation and chanting practice

Saturday-Buddhism classes, lecture series

Sunday-Meditation practice and classes

Please access the following link to download our activity schedule.


Chinese Chan


Ven. Chang Wu & Others




(604) 277-1357




Cities close by: Vancouver, BC

8240 Number 5 Road Richmond British Columbia V6Y 2V4 Canada.