We promote Shaolin Buddhism in Canada and the United States.
What is Shaolin Buddhism?
We are a unique spiritual faith.
We are liberal and progressive.
We incorporate values from Zen, Chan, and Mahayana Buddhism.
Our stylistic origins are from Shaolin Buddhist Priests who fled China over 100 years ago.
Our teachers and our teacher's teachers have lived in the west all of their lives.
We are purely Canadian-American.
We focus on spiritual development over religious doctrine.
We believe physical exercise goes hand in hand with spirituality.
We believe that inner peace comes from meditation AND helping your community.
No need to convert. No brainwashing. No religious dogma.
We believe that there is no single way to find enlightenment:
we are your spiritual guide, not your master.
You probably have questions. Let us help.
We've operated in Canada since 1996.
Little Forest is the embodiment of four organizations under one banner: Sacred Shrine Shaolin Buddhism, the Sacred Shrine of See Mee Bee, Little Forest, and Sacred Shrine Shaolin Kung Fu.
We are governed by executive officers and an independent board of directors.
Our Founders are Sijo Po, an ordained Shaolin Priest and style founder of Shaolin Kung Fu Phoenix-Sphinx, and Sifu Zi, a dedicated follower and master instructor of Shaolin Kung Fu.
Embrace Spiritual Peace
The Parable of the Mountain
Two aspiring martial arts students who share a single dream of a mountain.
This mountain has a top.
The top is mastery
of Shaolin Kung Fu,
Inner Peace and Spiritual Enlightenment.
But the mountain is not easy.
They climb up,
they fall down.
They do this over
and over again.
The top becomes something which can never be reached,
and yet they continue
to climb it again.
Along the way, they encounter other climbers, who offer advice
on how best to reach the top.
This advice is no good because
each climb is unique
and each climber must climb
in their own way
And this is the essential mystery,
the paradox of faith:
it is the way we climb,
not reaching the top that matters.
Life, spiritual enlightenment, inner peace, Shaolin Kung Fu---
all of these are a path to the top of the mountain.
You need not reach the top to benefit yourself.