Our Geographical Environment

We are located in Chelsea, Michigan, a city spanning approximately 3.68 square miles with a population of about 5,000 people. Located in the south eastern Michigan, the city of Chelsea is about 45 minutes from a major airport and 25 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. A quintessential small town dating back to the early 18th Century, Chelsea is perhaps most noted for being the base of Chelsea Milling, maker of Jiffy Mix.
A peaceful and safe community, the city hosts various community events and arts activities throughout the year. Chelsea is also the gateway to the beautiful 25,000 acre Waterloo Recreation Area, where you can experience the beauty of Michigan’s unique wilderness, wildlife and geological wonders in this protected area. A perfect place for nature enthusiasts to enjoy various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, paddling, and swimming, or experience the spectacle of the migrating sandhill cranes.

The Monastery

Spanning over 10 acres, the Monastery currently consists of a complex of three buildings: the Chan Hall, the Dharma Hall and the Sangha Residence.

The Chan Hall
The Chan Hall, approx. 10,374 sq. ft., is a two-story building, with a raised sloping ceiling design. The spacious design maximizes natural light, streaming natural sunlight into the interior; it is easy to perceive the changes in weather and time of day while remaining indoors, deepening the Chan Hall’s connection to the natural environment and strengthening its spiritual atmosphere. In addition to the Chan Hall, the upper-level also houses the general office, classrooms, and sleeping quarters. The lower level houses the cafeteria, which is also used for social gatherings after events, in addition to showering facilities.

Since 2012, the Chan Hall has hosted various events including the Chan Kuan retreats, workshops, Chan Kuan Group practices, and Yoga sessions. With such a multi-functional space, the Monastery aims to provide a variety of programs to fully benefit each spiritual-seeking individual.

The Dharma Hall

The Dharma Hall, approx. 1,933 sq. ft., is used for various rites and ceremonies. In the Hall, statues of the Śākyamuni Buddha, Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, Mañjuśrī Bodhisattva and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva are installed on the main altar. The Hall also houses two additional altars: dispelling misfortunes (消災) and repaying gratitude (報恩), as well as the library, and is an ideal location for the study of sutras, learning ways of practice, and more specifically, deepening our understanding of the Mahayana Buddhism and the Huayen doctrine.

The Sangha Residence

The Sagha Residence is approx. 2,705 st. ft (including the garage), and is the primary residence for the on-site Sangha. In addition to serving as living quarters, it is also the primary area of practice for the Sangha.


The Dyad form of Contemplative Self Inquiry is a two person practice that combines Self-Inquiry as taught by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi with an interpersonal communication process to more quickly purify or clear" the mind with the intention of having a direct experience" of Our True Nature. This profound shift in consciousness is sometimes called Awakening, an Enlightenment Experience, or Self Realization. The day, offered by Kamakshi Ma (betty eller) will have a rotating schedule of different types of contemplation with the Dyad as the central practice. Fee:$25 contact: Kamakshi.Ma@TellMeWhoYou Are.com 248-931-5914

Triple Crane Monastery February classes & events

1-day Silent retreat 9-5 pm (Every 4th Sunday ) 9:00-9:30 Stretching 9:30-10:30 Seated Meditation 10:30-11:00 Walking/Standing Meditation 11:00-12:00 Seated Meditation 12:00-12:30 Lunch or Fasting 12:30-1:00 Walking Meditation or Resting 1:00-2:00 Seated Meditation 2:00-2:30 Walking Meditation 2:30-3:30 Seated Meditation 3:30-4:00 Yoga 4:00-5:00 Seated Meditation 5:00 Reflection - depart (Half-day sitters are welcome) Food Offering Ceremony 大蒙山3:30-6:30 PM Traditional Chinese Buddhist practice which cultivates good karma, by offering Dharma, food, salvations to all Sentient being.

Good news!!! Isha Kriya Meditation is coming to Triple crane monastery on 2/9.

In this one hour session you will learn Isha Kriya,a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly. Attain health, clarity and joy Isha Kriya does not require previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. Designed by Sadhguru, a self-realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga. isha Kriya sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Dear friends, Welcome you and your family to join us together on February 9th to celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year - the year of Pig! We will be offering auspicious candles. Everyone could pick up a wisdom card (法語) during ceremony. Then enjoy traditional & delicious Chinese lunch. Other fun activities included Tea ceremony, learning calligraphy and dumping making.

Triple Crane Monastery January classes & events

EVENTS Open House / Tour Tuesday & Wednesday 10~3:30 PM Saturday: 1-5 PM Sunday: 9 AM~1 PM Or call for appointment. (exclude retreat) Daily service (Open to public and chant in Chinese) Early Morning: 5:30-6:00 am Part 1. 6-7 am Part 2. Morning:8:00-8:30 am Evening: 3:30-4:15 pm Fee: all classes/one day retreat are free donations.


「過去佛陀在世時,有許多傑出的弟子,他們的長處各有不同,例如舍利弗是智慧第一、目犍連是神通第一,而阿那律則是天眼第一,他能清楚的觀看到三千大千世界,連非常微細的地方都能夠看得很清楚。 阿難知道了,就問佛說:『世尊,請問阿那律前世有何因緣,使他今世能夠有如此的天眼呢?』 佛回答說:『在過去約九十一劫前,毘婆尸佛入涅槃後,那時阿那律是一個盜賊,他便到佛塔中去,想盜取財物。當他來到佛塔時,佛前的燈火已經快要熄滅了,他見了便趕緊以劍將燈蕊撥正,使燈火又恢復了光明。盜賊看著燈火,忽然感受到佛燈光明的威力,心裡不覺肅然起敬。他想,別人都願意拿物品來供佛了,我哪裡有偷盜的道理呢?因此,他就放下偷盜的念頭離去了。

Venerable Grand Master Qin Yin(欽音)

As a successor of the 41st Master of “Xian Shou” lineage(賢首宗), the 17th Master of Mahayana Yoga lineage(瑜伽行派), the 12th Master of Monastery of Beijing Guangshan, venerable Grand Master Qin Yin is the current head Master at Monastery of “Shulin Fuhiu” in Taiwan.

2019 TCM events calendar 年度行事曆

早課: 5:30-7:00 AM Morning供佛: 8:00-8:30 AM Afternoon晚課: 3:30-4:15 PM Classical Hatha Yoga: Monday.10-11:30 AM; Wednesday. 6-7:30 PM Meditation: Tuesday. 6-7:30 PM; Thursday. 10-11:30 AM Saturday Silent Meditation 8:30 -12:30 PM Yin Yoga & Meditation Sunday 1-2:30 PM 1-DAY Silent Meditation 4th Sunday of month 9-5 PM Triple Crane Monastery 7665 Werkner Road Chelsea, MI 48118 TEL:(734) 757-8567 Email: Triple.crane@huayenworld.org www.huayenworld-usa.org FB: Triple Crane Monastery

Venerable Grand Master Meng Can(夢參)

Venerable Grand Master Meng Can was born in 1915 in Town of Kaitong in Heilongjiang Province of China. In 1931, Grand-Master was accepted at the feet of Master Xiuling(修林) and renounced the world at Temple Yaowang in Beijing. He was given the Dharma name “Jue Xing” and became a renounced disciple in the lineage of “Lin Ji”(臨濟宗) of Northern Wu Tai. Being a very humble spiritual seeker, Grand-Master refers himself as the name of “Meng Can”. Grand-Master took the vow to follow the code of constrain for monk in 1931. Upon the completion of the training, he paid pilgrim to the holy mountain of “Jiu Hua”, where he participated in the special ceremony which was held every sixty years to cut the hair and nails for Di Zang Monk who lived in this world between 696 and 794.

Venerable Grand Master - Swami Rajarshi Muni

Venerable Grand Master Swami Rajarshi Muni was born in 1931. He has engaged himself in the serious study and practice of yoga since his early youth. He received shaktipat initiation (note below) from Guru, Swami Kripalvanand, in November 1970 and renounced the world thereafter. After that he had devoted himself almost exclusively to secluded yoga sadhana (spiritual practice), his daily practice spanning at least ten hours.

Triple Crane Monastery’s Three Great Missions:

“To not have read the Avatamsaka Sutra, is to not perceive the invaluableness of Buddhism.” The Avatamsaka Sutra, also known as the Flower Adornment Sutra, or in its full title《The Great Means Expansive Buddha Flower Adornment Sutra》, is the first sutra expounded by Shakyamuni Buddha upon attaining enlightenment while seated beneath the Bodhi tree. Its contents both elucidates the sublime elegance of the ultimate abode of the tathāgata, and edifies the manifold means to attain such a state. Those seeking spiritual cultivation whom follow the sequential stages mapped out shall advance towards realizing the immeasurable wealth of one’s inborn spirituality, and through sustained accomplishments will ultimately bring the state of the tathāgata into fruition.

Morning Bell and Evening Drum

As you might know, both the bell and the drum are one of the most important Dharma instruments to the temple. In Buddha's time, the bell and drum were used to gather everyone to announce the precepts, meal times, Dharma talks etc. Up until now, they have become equipments to announce the times to wake up and go to bed.