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#1 GrandTrinity

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:41 PM

Where are all the Taoist monasteries in America? There seems to be none.

I predict, that if it was done correctly, that would be an amazing venture. Envisioning it and finding investing wouldnt even be a problem but smooth sailing. What do you think?
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 12:48 AM

Where are all the Taoist monasteries in America? There seems to be none.

I predict, that if it was done correctly, that would be an amazing venture. Envisioning it and finding investing wouldnt even be a problem but smooth sailing. What do you think?

There is at least one that I personally know of, although I'm not sure if it exists anymore without doing a net search - it's in South El Monte, CA (east LA). I know of this one because I lived down the street from it for a year. :D

Not what you might consider a temple in China, but a temple nonetheless. Lot of good ju-ju there.

Investing? How un-Tao! :lol:

I actually had thoughts at one time of creating something along the lines of a combination temple/school/retreat/clinic here in Pennsylvania, but something told me to wait...or move...

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 06:18 AM

There is at least one that I personally know of, although I'm not sure if it exists anymore without doing a net search - it's in South El Monte, CA (east LA). I know of this one because I lived down the street from it for a year. :D


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This the Tao center u speaking of?

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 09:09 AM

http://www.with.org/english.htm

This the Tao center u speaking of?

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That's it! I think they've changed their name, though, unless I'm greatly mistaken.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:55 PM

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not so much a monastary, (which would be dreamy,) but it is a private temple with programs and stuff. in boston.
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 06:18 PM

Anyone who is interested in Daoist teachers and organizations in the US and Canada and who doesn't mind a scholarly tone, might find this article interesting.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:22 AM

In the early nineties Grand Master Alaxander Anatole 'built' The Temple of Original Simplicity near Boston, Massachusetts. It's recognized as one of the few authentic Taoist temples outside China (both mainland and Taiwan).

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:33 AM

Here's a start.

Tao Academy
15 Kansas Street
Eureka Spring, AR 72632
Phone: 501-253-9110
Taoism

Taoist Sanctuary
PO Box 27806
Tempe, AZ 85282
Taoism

Hsien Taoist Monastery
760 Cathedral Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-688-5514
Taoism

Chi Tao Kuan (Temple of Chi Tao)
2488 M.L. King Jr. Wy.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Taoism

Taoist Resource Center
2800 W. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 626-848-2935
Taoism

World I-kuan Tao Headquarters
11645 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, CA 91732
Phone: 626-279-1097
Fax: 626-279-1098
Website: www.with.org/
Taoism

Taoist Temple
12 China Alley
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-582-4508
Taoism

Teo Chew Association
649 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Center Profile
Taoism

Union of Tao and Man-College of Tao and Traditional Chinese Medicine
117 Stonehaven Way
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: 213-472-9970
Taoism

Taoist Institute of Los Angeles
10630 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: 818-760-4219
Website: www.taoistinstitute.com/
Taoism

Taoist Center
420 Fourteenth St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-763-9352
Taoism

Zhi Dao Guan - The Taoist Center
3824 Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619
Phone: 510-336-0129
Website: www.thetaoistcenter.com
In the News
Taoism

Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego
4229 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-692-1155
Website: www.Taoistsanctuary.org/
Taoism

Chi Sin Buddhist & Taoist Association
1051 Powell
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-982-8175
Taoism

Ching Chung Taoist Association
615 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-433-2623
Taoism

Inner Research Institute
143 Ripley Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415-285-9408
Website: www.iritaichi.org/
Taoism

Jeng Sen Buddhism & Taoism Association
146 Waverly Pl.
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-397-2941
Taoism

Kong Chow Temple
855 Stockton
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415-788-1339
Taoism

San Pao Temple
150 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-776-6538
Taoism

Orthodox Taoism
Santa Cruz, CA
Taoism

Daoist Medical Qigong Center
Sebastopol, CA
Phone: 707-829-1855
Website: hometown.aol.com/michaelrqi/
Taoism

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Temple/Taoist Tai Chi Society
1060 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-623-5163
Website: colorado.usa.taoist.org/index.html
Taoism

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism/Taoist Tai Chi Society
7560 Sheridan Blvd
Westminster, CO 80003
Phone: 303-431-6094
Website: colorado.usa.taoist.org/index.html
Taoism

Stillpoint (Taoist University)
Rye Star Route
Wetmore, CO 81253
Taoism

Great River Taoist Center
1325 18th Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 703-765-8522 or 202-785-1767
Website: www.grtc.org/
Taoism

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism/Taoist Tai Chi Society
1833 Dr. MLK Jr. St. North
N. St. Petersburg, FL 33072
Phone: 727-521-3336
Fax: 727-521-3336
Website: www.taoist.org/branches/usa/florida/stpetersburg/index.htm
Taoism

Genesee Valley Hermitage
PO Box 9224
Moscow, ID 83843-1724
Phone: 208-285-0123
Taoism

Living Tao Foundation
PO Box 846
Urbana, IL 61803
Phone: 217-337-6113
Website: www.livingtao.org/
Taoism

Tai Chi Chuan & Chi Kung Association of New Orleans
6499-C Jefferson Highway
Harahan, LA 70123
Phone: 504-889-2669
Taoism

Center of Traditional Taoist Studies
P.O. Box 134
Weston, MA 02193
Phone: 781-899-7120
Website: www.tao.org
Center Profile
Taoism

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism/Taoist Tai Chi Society
968 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716-876-7218
Fax: 716-876-7218
Website: www.taoist.org/branches/usa/newyork/buffalo/
Taoism

Bo Tao Gu
14340 Roosevelt Ave, Suite 7G
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-896-0909
Taoism

Bo Tao Gu
10025 Queens Blvd. Suite 1P
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 781-896-0909
Taoism

Healing Tao Center (Taoist Esoteric Yoga Mantak Chia)
12 Bowery, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-619-2406
Taoism

Abode of the Eternal Tao
1991 Garfield St.
Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-345-8854
Website: www.abodetao.com
Taoism

Eo Omwake--Deer Valley Taoist Center for Arts & Mind, Body Spirit Academy of Martial Art & Self-Cultivation
PO Box 415
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: 610-932-8571
Website: www.flowinghands.com/mbs_htm/mbs.home.htm
Taoism

Teen How Chua Ba Temple
1507 Delano
Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-236-1015
Taoism

Deer Mountain Taoist Academy
RD 3, Box 109A
Guilford, VT 05301
Taoism

Dohn-o Zen & Taoist Center
10303 Densmore Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206-526-1274
Taoism
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:16 AM

Woah! Now do Europe :lol:

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 02:50 AM

All that and nothing in Michigan! Grrrrrrr........ :angry:
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

Most of these places are probably just houses in the suburbs. :) I suspect that Taoist monasteries aren't that hard to start, rather the trouble is in becoming self-supporting.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:06 PM

Most of these places are probably just houses in the suburbs. :) I suspect that Taoist monasteries aren't that hard to start, rather the trouble is in becoming self-supporting.

Actually the one here in Houston is a rather large Temple (not as big as the Hindu temple here, or Lakewood Baptist for that matter, but large nonetheless). It is a Korean (if memory serves) Temple. There is a open air area with a number of gods and incense avaiable to offer to them. They also had a huge dead pig that looked as if it was going to be offered. There is also a closed temple area that looked like it was used for services of some kind. Though it looks like it has seen its years, it still looked very nice and well kept. Not a monestary though.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:18 PM

And sadly it seems there are none down here in the south-eastern USA. But according to MeetUp.com there are plenty of people that get together to practice Taoism anyway.
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Posted 06 November 2010 - 04:38 PM

And sadly it seems there are none down here in the south-eastern USA. But according to MeetUp.com there are plenty of people that get together to practice Taoism anyway.

Here is Lao Zi Academy (SC) at laoziacademy.us. Lao Zi could be ancestor of Taoism culture according to Chinese traditional culture. Master Wang Liping, who is the 18th generation transmitter of dragongate lineage of Taoism, conceived this non-profit organization. Monthly online meet-up and annual retreat have been held.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:07 PM

Where are all the Taoist monasteries in America? There seems to be none.

I predict, that if it was done correctly, that would be an amazing venture. Envisioning it and finding investing wouldnt even be a problem but smooth sailing. What do you think?


I'm pretty sure I came across a Taoist temple or maybe a center in San Francisco. The problem is, it felt very weird and unwelcoming. I entered but there was no one there to greet me or to talk and the place seemed strange and empty, except one room where people were talking in Chinese in a very loud manner. I didn't feel like interrupting them and I just left.

Edited by goldisheavy, 06 November 2010 - 05:07 PM.

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