The Temple Is Everywhere
For the people who have traveled here and then returned to their respective country or state, Please remember that the Temple is always open to your return and that it will always be present in your heart no matter where you are. Shifu Shi Yan Ming was taught Shaolin Temple’s unique Chan Buddhism from a very early age while growing up in Shaolin Temple. For hundreds of years the teachings have been passed down in the birthplace of Chan, heart to heart and mind to mind. He continues to teach using these same traditional methods that were practiced and instilled in him by his masters.
His hope is that Shaolin will spread and become stronger affording more people the opportunity to truly appreciate their wonderful lives. People from all over the USA, and the world, who are interested in understanding and practicing authentic Shaolin have been drawn to one of the most famous streets in the world. Broadway is not just the subject of songs, plays and literature, it is also home to the USA Shaolin Temple. In one of the greatest cities in the world there exists the opportunity to learn Shaolin Chan Buddhism or martial arts, for this is where Shifu Shi Yan Ming has been teaching for the past twelve years.
Because of people’s dedication to their dream and Shifu’s desire to share with us the Shaolin tradition in America, the Temple now exists not only in New York but in the hearts and actions of his students from Norway, Brazil, Peru, France, Germany, South Africa, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Iceland, Australia and countless states here in the USA as far away as Arizona and California. For the people who have traveled here and then returned to their respective country or state, Please remember that the Temple is always open to your return and that it will always be present in your heart no matter where you are. Amituofo!