Shaolin Culture

The Shaolin Monastery was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. The three indispensable shaolin cultures, Chan Buddihism, Shaolin Kung Fu and medicine, have greatly contributed to its reputation in the world. Chan Buddhism Chan is a school of Mahayana Buddhism, also known as Zen (Japanese). This word is derived from the Sanskrit…

Training in Shaolin Temple

With a history of more than 1,500 years behind, Shaolin monastery is a home to Mahayana Buddhism, a cradle to martial arts, and, along with Wudang of Daoist tradition, the indisputable regal seat of the world kung fu. Shaolin training is something of interest to many in the western world. Ever since the Chinese kung…

Chinese Diaspora Helps Bring Chinese Culture to the World

Highlight: Chinese culture has been exported worldwide, mostly due to extensive immigration from China, creating large expatriate communities that are keen to practice traditional values while embracing the lifestyle and cultures of their adopted homelands.   Chinese culture and lifestyle is promoted throughout the world thanks to the rich and vibrant Chinese immigrant communities located…

Martial Arts Diet

Highlight: Everyone can live longer if they pay attention to their lifestyle and try to live as monks do.  People may have often heard that Buddhist monks on average live longer than others, and this is scientifically proven. However, the reason that monks can live longer is not because of their identity as monks, it…