Warrior Monk Retreat 2024

Eat, sleep, and breathe Shaolin Kung Fu with the legendary Shifu Shi Yan Ming. Exercise your beautiful life. More Chi, Train Harder!

USA Shaolin Temple


May 24-27 2024

May 24-27th, 2024

Fri, May 24, 2024 4:30 PM – Mon, May 27, 2024 2:00 PM
A long weekend of action meditation and philosophy to rejuvenate your body and mind with the legendary Shifu Shi Yan Ming. Open to all levels.

An all-inclusive weekend retreat in upstate New York.

Shaolin camp

Comfortable lodging is provided in shared rooms with individual beds in our wood cabins. Students also have the option to bring their own tent for privacy.


Shaolin Temple cooking and food

Healthy, delicious meals will be prepared fresh, from the temple’s kitchen fit to fuel warriors-in-training. Vegan and vegetarian options available.  

Shaolin monk in USA

All students will receive a certificate signed by Shifu Shi Yan Ming upon completion of the seminar.

All-inclusive 4-day retreat
$ 650  
with PayPal or any credit/debit card

An incredible and life-changing opportunity to learn from Shifu Shi Yan Ming guaranteed to sell-out. Don’t wait, take action now! 

ShiFu Shi Yan Ming

Shi Yan Ming is a 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and Founder & Abbot of USA Shaolin Temple. Named “a real-life superhero” by The RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, Shifu’s 1-inch punch is more powerful than a car at 35mph as recorded by History Channel’s show, Stan Lee’s Super Humans. His disciples and students include Bokeem Woodbine of HALO, Wesley Snipes of Blade, RZA, Rosie Perez and many more. As one of the most respected martial arts legends of all time, he has been featured in numerous publications, documentaries, lecture appearances from museums to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis & interviews across the world including National Geographic, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, VICE Sports, VICE China, Grazia Homme (France), Vogue, Great Big Story, NPR & more. For his generation and age, Shifu’s  physical abilities, wisdom, knowledge and upbringing makes him truly one in  3.3 billion on earth.  Don’t miss your opportunity to learn with a living legend.

Schedule for the 2024 Retreat

***Schedule subject to change*** All activities are optional. 
Friday, May 24th

4:00 – 7:00pm Check-in
**If you plan to arrive after 7pm, please let us know ahead of time.
6:30 – 7:30pm Light Dinner
11pm Quiet hours in effect until morning training

Saturday, May 25th
6:30 – 7:00am Morning Run
7:30 – 8:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am Taiji & Qigong Training
11:30 – 12:00pm Lunch
3:00 – 5:15pm Gongfu Training
5:45 – 6:45pm Dinner
11pm Quiet hours in effect until morning training

Sunday, May 26th
6:30 – 7:00am Morning Run
7:30 – 8:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am Taiji & Qigong Training
11:30 – 12:00pm Lunch
3:00 – 5:15pm Gongfu Training
5:45 – 6:45pm Dinner
11pm Quiet hours in effect until morning training

Monday, May 27th
6:30 – 7:00am Morning Run
7:30 – 8:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 11:30am Taiji, Qigong & Gongfu Review
12:00pm Certificate Ceremony
1:00pm Wrap up


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have to have martial arts experience to attend the retreat? No, anyone who wants to experience Shaolin Martial Arts/ Ch’an Buddhism and rejuvenate their mind & body are welcome! Open to all levels and we encourage beginners to join!

Will there be COVID protocols? We will be following all government regulations and staying up to date with the latest guidelines.

Can we sleep outside or not in the cabins? Participants are welcome to bring their own tents, stay in their cars – whatever makes them comfortable. There is plenty of space!

What should we pack or wear to the retreat? Any comfortable exercise apparel will suffice. We will provide a suggested packing list once registered and we also have a merchandise store should participants forget to pack anything!

 How do you get to Fleishmanns, New York?

By Car: Address: 383 Breezy Hill Rd 12430 Fleischmanns, NY. There is a parking lot for cars if you choose to drive.

By Air: The closest airports can be found here. Most students will fly into NYC and take a bus. Our temple students will coordinate group pick-up at the bus stop in Fleischmanns, NY.

By Bus: More information on bus routes can be found here. From NYC, there are a few options for bus routes to Fleischmanns, NY: Queens Village (14 mins from JFK), GW Bridge (Uptown Manhattan) or Port Authority (in Mid-Manhattan). 

More inquires? Email us: frontdesk@usashaolintemple.org