CHINESE CULTURAL MUSEUM
This interactive museum highlights a selection of key discoveries that have shaped China's 5,000 year old culture. An emphasis on self-cultivation has been an underlying theme throughout China's great literary, philosophical, religious, and societal traditions. The museum places an emphasis on how Chinese culture can complement and enhance our modern civilization by bringing back the ancient wisdom of the sages.
A private collection of oil, acrylic, watercolor, and Chinese landscape paintings are displayed in this museum. The various pieces are created by artists across China and have been donated by Mr. Liu Jia Chang. The museum seeks to celebrate artwork by contemporary Chinese artists who have embodied the passion and spirit of innovation and creativity. It is a time capsule that captures the painting styles of the 21st century.
Y. C. WANG MEMORIAL MUSEUM
This memorial museum honors legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Y. C. Wang. A poor rice farmer, Mr. Wang founded one of the largest plastics empires. Despite a life full of challenges, Mr. Wang's ingenuity and perseverance earned him the title of "God of Management." He often said that “In this world, there is nothing that comes easily, but at the same time, there is nothing that is unattainable.” It was by this philosophy that he lived his life and exemplified his strength and wisdom.
Mr. Wang built 4,300 Ming De Elementary Schools throughout rural China, providing education for over 3 million children. He has donated thousands of electronic hearing aids to children throughout Taiwan and has established the largest chain of hospitals throughout Asia, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, to provide proper healthcare for the public. This village has been built to honor Mr. Wang and his legacy.
LIU JIA CHANG RECORDS MUSEUM
This records museum celebrates the musical creations of Mr. Liu Jia Chang. Having written over 2,000 songs throughout his lifetime, Mr. Liu is often referred to as the "Godfather of Music" in Asia. As the only recipient of 3 lifetime achievement awards in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Mr. Liu has produced records for some of the most famous pop stars of his time. This museum displays his earlier vinyl records as well as modern day hits that he has composed.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuina restore balance within the body. They speed up the body’s natural healing abilities by releasing energy blockages and promoting healthy energy flow and blood circulation. Chinese herbal medicine utilizes ancient plant-based remedies that balance the body's Ying and Yang energies. Here, art is also used as a healing modality as the wooden sculptures throughout the center calm and ground the mind, promoting the healing process.
Directed by 34th generation warrior monk and teacher Master Shi Yan Wu, our martial arts program includes wellbeing practices to enhance health and vitality, improve blood circulation, and cultivate proper energy (qi) flow throughout the body. The program includes self-defense techniques as well as an in-depth study of Chinese classics and philosophy. It is derived from Shaolin Kungfu, which is the most influential and well-known sect of martial arts in China.
ZEN TEA CEREMONY
Zen tea ceremony is an ancient practice that cultivates emotional regulation and engenders physical and mental calm. It allows the practitioner to experience a state of peace and harmony with oneself and with nature through the carefully choreographed tea preparation process. Preparing tea becomes an art form with deeper implications about attitude and respect and puts Zen teachings into actual practice.
With breathtaking views of Dragon Tiger Mountain, our yoga studio is the perfect place to restore a sense of peace and calm. The studio overlooks lush greenery and a tranquil lake visited by herons throughout the day. In a place that cultivates this simple connection with nature, we offer a variety of classes including Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin.