Kind friends, we need your assistance.
As many of you know Lohan School of Shaolin and Lohan Temple are deeply committed to helping the community, we are a safe haven for those looking to further their spiritual knowledge and for those seeking a place to be accepted. Those of you who knew Dashii knew he never turned anyone away for lack of funds or resources.
We kindly ask for donation to help cover the cost of funeral services for our late Abbot Dashii Steven Baugh so that we may continue his legacy of helping the community, helping those in need and maintaining a safe environment for all. Please help us to continue his legacy. 🙏🙏🙏
(Official press release below)
Our founder, mentor, and father to many, Dashi Chuan Sheng Shakya, left this world on March 17, 2019. Words cannot express what he meant to us and the legacy he left behind for the community. A very special individual who spread not only the teachings of the Dharma but also the teaching of the Dao, and Native American beliefs.
Please watch your mind and maintain positive thinking during his transition. Please share kind words and great stories.
All spiritual classes will be canceled this week but the Lohan Temple will be open. Please feel free to come in, light some incense, say some prayers and share your wonderful stories. Dashi Steven Baugh will be missed but his legacy will continue. We at the Lohan Temple believe he will always be with us, guiding us and protecting all his children.
Dashi created a family when many of us had none. He created a safe place for those lost and in need. All Lohans please support your brothers and sisters. This is how we make him proud.
Press Release (click for pdf version) Final Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Revered Community Leader and Cultural Ambassador Passes
HUMBLE BEGINNINGS & A LIFE DEDICATED TO SERVICE
Las Vegas, Nevada – March 21, 2019 – We are deeply saddened to announce that our founder, mentor, and spiritual father, Steven “Dashi” Vincent Baugh, passed away on March 17, 2019 at age 65. Dashi, a title meaning “Venerable” was awarded to him in 2000 as a testament to his prowess, expertise, and leadership. In 2014, he was awarded the title “Grandmaster”.
Dashi was known throughout the Las Vegas Strip and the greater Las Vegas community for leading dynamic performances of the traditional Chinese Lion dance. His efforts to spread this aspect of the Chinese culture grew significantly over the years and during the Chinese New Year season in 2019, Dashi and the Lohan School of Shaolin performed the Lion dance over 180 times.
As a reflection of his prowess, his Lion Dance team was featured in the blockbuster movie Rush Hour 2 which came about through Dashi’s work with celebrities. But Dashi’s most important legacy was his impact on countless human lives. Over the years, he welcomed, included and trained thousands of students. With his kind spirit, he gave many a home away from home, focused their energies and nurtured a community.
In 1994 Dashi followed his passion and started teaching martial arts to a handful of students in his garage. In 1998 he officially established the Lohan School of Shaolin. By 1999 he expanded his calling to help others and became ordained by Master Jy Din in Hawaii, under the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun. He then began serving as a Spiritual Counselor for hospice patients.
From his humble beginning, Dashi expanded his school and temple to its current 4000 sq. ft. studio in the heart of Chinatown. Throughout the years, his students have won Championships at local and out-of-state martial arts competitions. Many have gone on to establish sister schools in both the US and abroad.
Dashi was highly honored by community, business, and municipal organizations. At the end of the day, he was loved and respected within all of the communities that he touched: local, martial arts, business, Native American and spiritual. He was a beloved father and grandfather.
Dashi’s legacy is that of a life well lived and he set an inspiring example for all of us! A memorial will be held at Palm Eastern Mortuary, located at 7600 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89123 on Saturday, March 23rd with viewing visitation from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and service beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Dashi and for the sustained growth of Lohan are welcome: