Welcome to Chan Space New York, our first Peace Meditation center in the heart of Manhattan. The house offers a multifunctional ground floor space with classes and events, as well as a beautiful Meditation Room. Learn about Peace Meditation and Buddhism. Join our classes, attend the readings, practice yoga and try our organic teas.
Master Hsin Tao
Chan Space follows the teachings of the Venerable Chan Master Hsin Tao, founding abbot of Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society and the Museum of World Religions and the Global Family for Love and Peace, an NGO with representation at the UN. He also established the Maha Kuala Yama Monastery and its affiliated elementary school in Naung Mong, in Myanmar.
Master Hsin Tao is known for his accomplishments in spearheading inter religious conversations aimed at reaching peace and understanding. Besides his brokering of peace among religions and promoting world peace, Master Hsin Tao has been a prominent advocate of human rights, environmental protection and Buddha-dharma, an education on life. May every being’s mind be illuminated and rediscover one’s nature.
Practicing meditation is a way to really understand oneself. 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 technique, 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.
Guang Guo Shih
A student of German Language and Literature, Guang Guo Shih has been working closely to 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.
Guang Guo Shih was assigned the Planning Office of international contacts and became a member of the International Affairs Committee in the planning of the museum of World Religions in Taiwan.
In 2002 Guang Guo Shih became the Director of the newly opened One Center in New York City. Today she is the dharma of the newly founded Chan Space New York, the first Chan Meditation center of Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society.
When the mind is at peace,
the world is at peace.
Master Hsin Tao