Middle Land Chan Monastery
In April 2008, Venerable Master Wei Chueh, the founding Abbot of Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan and over one hundred Zen Centers across the globe, established Middle Land Chan Monastery to bring the Buddha's compassion and wisdom to Pomona, California, and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire. Middle Land Chan Monastery traces its lineage to the traditional Linji school of Chan Buddhism.
Mount San Antonio ("Mt Baldy") serves as a majestic backdrop to the Monastery's three and two-tenths acres of green fields and contemplative gardens. Two main buildings encompass the Meditation Hall, Lecture Hall, and living and dining quarters. There is ample parking for visitors. The Monastery is conveniently located near the eastern edge of Los Angeles County (just below Interstate 10) in the vicinity of several other outstanding centers of learning, including the Claremont Colleges, Cal Poly Pomona, the University of La Verne, and Western University of Health Sciences.
Since its inception, Middle Land Chan Monastery has been a refreshing spring for the spirit, welcoming people of all cultures, faiths and belief systems. In our tranquil environment, we endeavor to help people learn about the ageless wisdom of Buddhism, discover the joy of meditation, and uncover the "Buddha Nature" within all of us.