The 4th Shaolin Cultural Festival 2015 · San Francisco
Oct 8.2015 till Oct 11.2015
The 4th Shaolin Cultural Festival is scheduled to take place in San Francisco USA from Oct 8,2015 till Oct 11,2015. The Festival is co-sponsored by Shaolin Temple of China and The World Shaolin Association( in preparation) and will be co-hosted by United Studios of Self Defense and Shaolin North America Association.
The Festival events includes World Peace Blessing Prayer, Shaolin Kungfu Test Tournament and Lecture on Zen Cultivation, Kungfu and Buddhist Medicine as well as Religious Dialogue. Thousands of Shaolin fans and teams on Zen Buddhism and Kungfu from North America and World will gather in San Francisco to participate the great event to celebrate their own Festival .
The Continental Shaolin Association is a non-profit organization spontaneously established by the Shaolin Culture Fans. The 1st Europe Shaolin Cultural Festival happened in September 2012 in Berlin and Vienna. The 1st Northern American Shaolin Cultural Festival was held in October 2013 in Harvard University, UN Headquarter, LA Convention Center of USA and the 3rd Shaolin Cultural Festival Europe was inaugurated in October in London and Oxford University. The Festivals has been widely welcome and highly evaluated by people of all walks of life.
With the smooth preparatory founding of The World Shaolin Association which is organized and sponsored by Shaolin Temple of China and some 40 countries and cites of 5 continents,the 4th Shaolin Cultural Festival attempt to be open for all the Shaolin fans of all the countries of the world.We wish that the world Shaolin Association and Shaolin Cultural Festival will become the spiritual home and platform of communication and exchange for all the Shaolin cultural organizations and Shaolin disciples to promote Shaolin Cultural inheritance and benefit the human beings..
As the origin of Zen Buddhism, Shaolin Kungfu, Shaolin Temple of China are well known for its 1500 years legend.Shaolin Temple and Zen Buddhism is a fruit of human civilization emerged in the Sino-Foreign Culture exchange. It plays a very important role in the history of Chinese Culture and Religion. It’s influence spread not only in the Asia but also in Europe and America. Shaolin Kungfu represent the perfect integration of unique perception of wisdom of Zen Buddhism on Human life and the cream of Chinese Kungfu technique. It reflects the supreme spiritual realm and culture value of the combination of Kungfu and Zen and Heaven and Human. Shaolin Cultural Festival aims to open the door for sharing the wisdom of Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kungfu inheritance to realize the world peace and human health and happiness.
Your timely presence and visionary support and instruction on the Festival will be greatly appreciated.
Buddha Bliss All.
Abbot Shaolin Temple of China
May 15, 2015
For more information please contact:
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
9143 La Rosa Drive, Temple City, CA 91780
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The third Shaolin Cultural Festival began on the 8th October in London und ended on the 14th October 2014 in Oxford. It was a great event which was held by Songshan Shaolin Temple China, Shaolin Europe Association and Shaolin Temple UK (Britain Shaolin Culture Center). The first Shaolin Cultural Festival was held in September 2012 in Berlin and Vienna. The second was held in October 2013 in Boston, New York and Los Angles.
The Shaolin Cultural Festival was opened by the Venerable Grandmaster Shi Yongxin, Abbot of the Songshan Shaolin Temple China, with a press conference in London CUE cinema on the 8th October. On the next day, the Ven. Abbot and the Shaolin delegation visited the Neasden Temple of Hindu Religion, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, the London Central Mosque and the Islamic Cultural Centre. The abbot had a pleasant conversation with every leader of different religions. It was the first time for the Central Mosque for example to open its door for a leader of Buddhism. The Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin paid also a visit to the Archbishop Kevin McDonald at the London Westminster Cathedral. Both sides had a friendly exchange.
Dr. Hojjat Ramzy warmly welcomed Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin
On 8 and 9 September 2012 saw the first European Shaolin Cultural Festival held in Berlin. The opening ceremony took place at the Chinese Cultural center in the presence of distinguished guests from politics and industry. It traveled to His Holiness, the Venerable Grand Master Shi Yongxin, abbot of the SongshanShaolinTemple, and 35 monks from the SongshanShaolinTemple / China. About 350 children, youth and adults from all over Europe and Russia met in the Urania to participate on Kung Fu competition. The team of judges was made up of monks from the SongshanShaolinTemple. The spectators have offered an eventful day, the evening was a Buddhist ceremony for world peace and for the good of the people brought to a close. Finally enthusiastic 30 monks of the Songshan Shaolin Temple Kung Fu with a unique show.