USA Shaolin Temple | Capital Campaign
USA Shaolin Temple

The New Temple New Life Campaign

In 1992, 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk Shi Yan Ming chose to come to the US in order to share and preserve the 1500-year old traditions he had grown up with at the Shaolin Temple in China. His dream was to build a new Shaolin Temple in the US where people from all around the world could come and experience the authentic training and philosophy of the temple. In 2010, that dream was realized when the USA Shaolin Temple acquired 80 acres of land in Fleischmanns, NY.

Temple wall: ancient knowledge - build a foundation

Shaolin Chan Buddhism needs a strong foundation to house these ancient traditions. Shifu Shi Yan Ming is the last monk trained in the authentic Shaolin Tradition. It is within his lifetime that we have this opportunity to share the Chan philosophy before it is forever lost. Thus, we have launched the New Temple New Life Capital Campaign to build the future for Chan Action Meditation or Shaolin philosophy.

Keep the heart of Shaolin beating strong. Let's put our hands together to build the Shaolin Temple for the future generations of the world.

USA Shaolin Temple

The USA Shaolin Temple was founded in 1994 by 34th Generation Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk, Shi Yan Ming. The Temple teaches Chan philosophy or Action Meditation, continuing the tradition as founded by Bodhidharma ( Putidamo ) in the year 527. The USA Shaolin Temple is located in New York City and has branches in Austria, Mexico, South Africa, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, and Argentina.

The USA Shaolin Temple teaches Chan Philosophy through the core Shaolin disciplines of martial arts or action meditation: Gongfu (Kung Fu) Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) and Qigong (Chi Kung). Students of all backgrounds, religions, ages, and athletic ability can train at Temple. Students come to the USA Shaolin Temple from all around the world to learn and grow from traditional Shaolin training. "Heart to Heart" and "Mind to Mind" is the essence of Shaolin Chan Philosophy -- and this system of training spans the differences between language and culture as a direct form of growth and understanding. Students find many paths to get to the Temple; while some students seek to build better health and create a feeling of well-being, others may train for self-defense or flexibility, but there is a singular concept behind Shaolin training: martial arts or Chan Philosophy are one and the same.

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