What is Authentic Shaolin?

Shaolin is a 1,500 year old culture recognized today for its incredible martial arts, making it an iconic symbol of Chinese culture. It was founded in a temple in a young forest near Deng Feng, China. We are not a religious institution and instead practice what is called Shaolin Chán philosophy. It is compatible with all religions, non-religions, and spirituality.

Shaolin Chán teaches us how to deal with the stresses of daily life and to strive for clarity and mindfulness through meditation. Shaolin’s teachings continue in Canada through the leadership of Master Shi Guo Song, who founded the registered Canadian charity named Shaolin Luohan Temple.