"Every person has good seeds and bad seeds in their mind. The ones you water are the ones that will grow. Always smile at people because that is water for the good seeds!"
- Shi Yan Ti (释延提)
Master Shi Yan Ti is a 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and direct disciple of Venerable Abbot Shi YongXin of the Songshan Shaolin Temple in China. After over a decade of living, learning, training and meditating at the Shaolin Temple, he now travels widely outside of China to share his wisdom and skills with the world.
The Shaolin Temple dates back 1500 years and is regarded the cradle of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu. Both are inseparable in the lives of Shaolin Monks. Each kung fu form is a form of meditation. Each meditation is a way of bringing the mind into complete focus, stillness, and towards higher wisdom. The alignment of mind, body and spirit brings along with it better health and quality of life.
Master Yan Ti's mission is to introduce fundamental principles of ancient Shaolin Culture to broader audiences around the globe. He teaches classic Shaolin QiGong exercises and traditional Shaolin kung fu fist and weapons forms. He also performs common Chan Buddhist routines as practiced in the Shaolin Temple and explains basic principles of Chan philosophy to interested students. With this he wishes not only to keep Shaolin Culture alive but also to contribute to more well-being, better mutual understanding, happiness and Peace in the world.
A Zen excursion with Master Shi Yanti to the Desert near the old silk-road town of Dunhuang, Gansu Province, Western China, August 2018!
Master Shi Yan Ti: The Meaning of Life from NOTHING till the END.
- Excellence Reporter February 15 2017.
Walking Meditation in the desert near DunHuang, China, October 2016.
More in the Blog...
February 8th 2016, New Years Day with Abbot Shi YongXin at the Shaolin Temple.
Shaolin Kung Fu Show at the Cinema Teatro Don Bosco in Ragusa, Italy, December 15th 2017
QiGong and Buddhism philosophy teaching in WuYuan City, Jiangxi, China, November 2017.
Official Opening of the new Shaolin Centrum Haarlem, Netherlands, Sep 16th 2017.
First Shaolin Summer Camp with Master Shi YanTi in Sicily (San Cataldo), Italy, August 2017.
Workshop with Shaolin Master Shi Yanti at the Shaolin Kulturzentrum Bielefeld, Germany, July 1/2 2017.
Shaolin Seminar at the Swiss Chinese Kung Fu School, Urdorf Switzerland. May 5th/6th 2017
Shaolin Cultural Seminar, Shaolin Temple Venezia, Venice Italy - April 1st/2nd 2017
Shaolin Cultural Seminar, Shaolin Temple Greece, Athens Greece - March 18/19 2017
Judging at the Wushu Sanda Cup, Stadium in Udine, Italy - March 11th 2017