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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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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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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

 

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

 

This the Tao center u speaking of?

 

Bruce

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Tao.org

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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