In 1987, Grand Master Wei Chueh Lin Quan built the Chan Monastery in response to the needs of his disciples for a place of spiritual cultivation and refuge.
With a unique aura of calm, a penetrating mind, and the ability to illuminate the profound wisdom of the Buddha, the Grand Master was decisively involved in the revival of Chan Buddhism in Taiwan. Soon the Lin Quan Chan Monastery was too small to accommodate the ever-growing number of followers. Therefore, the design of the Chung Tai Chan Monastery began in 1992.
After three years of planning and seven-year construction, this landmark of Chan Buddhism opened its doors on 1 September 2001 and initiated a new era of the spread of Buddhism to Chung Tai.