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Shaolin Zen grew from the Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu & Taijiquan schools of Utah in 1996.

On March 3, 1996, Tai Chi Youth was incorporated and subsequently became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education organization. Seeking to be nondenominational, much of the Buddhism normally taught in Shaolin Chi Mantis classes was offered in Saturday and Sunday Buddhism seminars that became an independent sect of Chan Buddhism. Founder Master Zhen Shen-Lang

Shaolin Zen CyberTempleBuddha Zhen decided to call the new Buddhist religion, Shaolin Zen. From 1993 to 1999, Shaolin Communications mailed out thousands of newsletters titled, "SHAOLIN ZEN NEWSLETTER." This Shaolin Zen Newsletter included a page of news for Shaolin Records projects, another page for Tai Chi Youth, an editorial page for Master Zhen, and more.

Master Zhen's original plan was for the nonprofit organization to be this new Buddhist religion, Shaolin Zen. However, after several years of planning and attending seminars and college courses on nonprofit organizations, Richard O'Connor decided that a nondenominational nonprofit organization would allow them to receive government grants otherwise unavailable to a Buddhist religious organization.

So, Tai Chi Youth, instead of Shaolin Zen, became our first nonprofit organization.

Shaolin Zen has continued to grow since Master Zhen got computerized in 1999.

Now, Shaolin Zen is known as

This Zen Buddhist religion of Master Zhen Shen-Lang, may have hatched from Shaolin Chi Mantis, but it also contains a lot of other religions and religious concepts mixed into it.


Website Buddhism for the American Businessman?

"I'm not sure who I made the website for," explains Buddha Zhen. "I guess I made it for everyone."

Buddha Zhen has created sites for children such as that cater to that age group. is for ages 10 and older.

Some adults may have trouble with Buddhism requires you to think. So imagine Buddhism being taught by a Kung Fu Master -- Yes, that's
Shaolin Zen.Altar of Shaolin Zen Buddhist Sect

"Zen Buddhism is really about Kung Fu," states Buddha Zhen. "The founder of Zen Buddhism, or Chan Buddhism as it's called in China, is Bodhidharma. Bodhidharma said, 'You Monks are lazy and out of shape...' or so the legends say. He wasn't appreciated for his new ideas of how to change Mahayana Buddhism into Zen Buddhism. The Monks didn't want to exercise. Most people don't want to exercise. Ask anyone. 'Hey! You want to watch TV or exercise with me?' and they'll probably choose the boob tube."

So what does Shaolin Zen have to offer the modern businessman with no time for anything?

Shaolin Zen is available 24 hours a day online, so convenience is affordable also, it's free.

The website podcasts are actually taken from website pages. We hope these will be especially entertaining.

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