Alliance Formed Between The Society of
Shao-lin Temple and ACCS
In an initiation ceremony on July, 1995, The
Society of Shao-lin Temple officially opened its its first center in North
America to the public. Located in Flushing, New York, The Society of Shao-lin
Temple is directed by Rev. Guolin Shi, 34th generation Kung-Fu monk of the
Shao-lin Monastery at Song Mountain, Henan Province, China.
At this time an
official alliance was made between The Society of Shao-lin Temple and American
Center for Chinese Studies (ACCS) in Buchanan, New York. This alliance means
that, as brother schools, ACCS and The Society of Shao-lin Temple will be able to
share programs and special events. Both schools are non-profit organizations
dedicated to the mission of promoting the traditions of China’s Shao-lin
Monastery in North America.
As brother schools, we share an important guiding
principle: to focus on the mind cultivation that Zen Meditation emphasizes and to
strengthen the physical body with the practice of Martial Arts. The Society of
Shao-lin Temple also makes the propagation of Buddhism its responsibility with
plans of conducting lectures and seminars on various topics on this subject. Rev.
Hon-Yi Shi, a graduate student from Chinese Buddhist University in Beijing will
be chief lecturer on Buddhism. This is very exciting news for all of us. We look
forward to the bond strengthening between the two schools through frequent joint