Chan Space New York

We promote Chan meditation around the world in the hope that this will help people walk on the path leading to peace of heart. We only have on Earth, this home that we all share. We are all members of one global family and we all rely on each of its members to protect this world and every life on it.

Dharma Master Hsin Tao · Meditation: Why We Practice Chan



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Under the guidance of Venerable Guang Guo Shih we host meditation classes, special courses on Buddhism for beginners and advanced students, breathing sessions, yoga and meditation program, classes on calligraphy, art shows and more. Also due to the global pandemic we host live virtual online sessions.


Meditation & Chanting

Our world is in need of the seeds of peace and the power of stillness. Master Hsin Tao invites you to walk with him on a path called “When the heart is at peace, the world is at peace” and unleash the power of awakening in your heart, for the peace of the Earth and the peace of the World.

Find a way to sit comfortably. This series includes breathing techniques, sitting, meditation and Gong Fa, an exercise to balance body and mind. Each time we will explore a different aspect of this method.

Ven. Guang Guo Shih is the guiding dharma of Chan Space New York.  A student of German Language and Literature, Guang Guo Shih has been working closely with Master Hsin Tao translating his Dharma talks, attending international events and collaborating with Universities such as Yale, Harvard and the University of France in Paris. 

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Discover Your Body and Mind’s Healing Power

In this eight sessions course, you will discover essential acupressure points from different meridians, learn related Qigong exercises and meditation for healing and wellness.

There is one guided meditation in each session to help you connect your body and mind and reach deep relaxation. You will learn how to locate one acupressure point, and its specific function, massage technique, and related Qigong exercises to bring the flow and remove the blockage around that area. You will know how to care for yourself when you experience stress, headaches, digestion issues, or sleep problems.


Here on Earth: Ocean Waters

On Friday – April 23, 7pm EST

Co-hosted by Here on Earth, The Hyde Park Suzuki Institute, and Together in Harmony, we want to dedicate these music and ocean themed films to the frontline workers, elderly at nursing homes, and communities impacted by Covid-19.  Through an evening of performance, film screening, and conversation between young artists and their audience, we want to share our collective vision for a better future. 

On Saturday – April 24
9:30am EST · 2:30pm London · 9:30pm Taiwan

Join a community of teen filmmakers to honor our planet on International Earth Day! These young artists span the globe from New York to London to Taiwan. Spending the last six months investigating the theme of ocean waters through filmmaking. These films demonstrate the power of art during these uncertain times. Students, teaching artists and guest panelists will come together: to share their voices, their connection with the ocean, and discuss creativity and advocacy. 

Peace Meditation

Practicing meditation is a way to really understand oneself. We often find ourselves in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and we are restless and irritated. We are conditioned by our surroundings and we are often lost and cannot find ourselves. Chan meditation teaches us to listen to silence and to learn how to stabilize our heart so that we can see our true self in the tranquility, while reflecting shows us how to practice meditation and to awaken our perception to true phenomena.

The real Chan helps us navigate between what it seems to be on the surface and find true happiness and wisdom. To find Peace.

Chan practice is not a religion, but an effective method to learn about ourselves and to achieve physical wellness. Dharma Master Hsin Tao developed the Peace Meditation of Ling Jiou Mountain. Based on the Four Steps of Chan, this practice includes: breathing, sitting, walking and moving meditation (Gong Fa). Practicing the Four Steps and listening to the sound of silence help us to return to our origin and find our own serenity.

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