@ Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies 501c3 


Enriching our community and world with enlightenment studies from the martial, physical and mental wellness arts. Creating a learning environment for the enrichment and healthy transmission of treasured and timeless information.

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Our Center

Shaolin Life, founded 2006 by Monks from Shaolin Monastery (Henan Province, China) is a secular cultural program under the Deep Root Center for Spiritual Studies that has a mission to preserve and continue the 1,500-year-old tradition of Shaolin. Historically the Shaolin Temple was enriched by the people and masters of it’s community. Being enriched by the progressive flow of the bay The Foundation evolved and expanded its view, teachers and mission. Shaolin Life focuses its effort bringing inner awareness and enlightenment studies through arts such as Kung Fu, Qi Gong Tai Chi, and Meditation.

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Executive Director
Sheldon Callahan

Sheldon’s study of the Shaolin martial arts began over 20 years ago. Sheldon was trained directly from Shaolin Monks and Martial Masters in both northern and southern styles of Kung Fu, Qi Gong, Tai Chi as well as gymnastics. Sheldon was Named Exec. Dir. for his forward looking vision, understanding of the art and culture and many years of hard work and dedication.

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QigongĀ Instructor
Shereel Washington

Shereel Marital Artist and instructor with a background in Dance and Movement. She has studied Qigong and Shaolin Kung Fu with Master Sheldon and draws from her deep well of experiences as a teacher and coach.Ā