KAIWEN CHEN

Zen of New York

Zen of New York is my location scouting project. For the project, I decide to mainly focus on filming the Buddhism-related locations in New York to show the ecology of this religion’s living status today in New York. As one of the most diverse places in the world, different religions survive and respect each other in New York. Standing from the perspective as a Buddhist immigrant myself, both the story about first-generation immigrants who consider Buddhism as their soul dependent and foreign scholars who study Buddhism as a sort of philosophy attract me a lot.