The Shaolin temples and schools were destroyed after WWII and could be rebuilt after 1980…
They started with 15 previously Shaolin Monks…
The same toughens, hardness, spirit of the adorable Shaolin Buddhist monks could be preserved like 1000 years ago!
Even, the religious morality and integrity could be maintained when all the other Religions lost their morality and spirit!
And even much better, within 40 years a huge movement with Shaolin temples and schools around the world could be initiated without deluding the morality and the spirit of the Shaolin…
The new Abbot Shi Yongxin 释永信 who is in the lineage of Bodhidharma, Zen-Buddhism, wants to modernize the Shaolin without compromising the Spirit and Morality of Shaolin.
A temple has to make money….
And so, Abbot Shi Yongxin decided to do business and he became the CEO of Shaolin.
Today only his followers can teach international under the branded name of Shaolin.
With this new branding the Abbot makes sure that Shaolin morality and spirit get taught in the correct way and he monetize the Shaolin teaching to gain enough income and to expand more and more.
The Abbot Shi Yongxin and Shaolin don’t depend on donation and so the spirit and morality can be sustained!
If this does all the Religions we would live in a so much better world.
No corruption anymore through the Religions.
The Parliament of China has approved this Shaolin business.
Many years ago, the Parliament of China did its best to customize and to standardize Acupuncture and the traditional Chinese Herbs, and branded it under TCM.
Today, TCM is the most successful, international, alternative healing in the world…
The Abbot Shi Yongxin gets hard criticized for his new created business…
Even better or worse, his Shaolin monks did a dance show in London, the Choreography was designed by an international team without that the Spirit and fighting style suffered.
See the YouTube link at the End.
My Video: The New Shaolin Buddhism https://youtu.be/7r_apubexpE
My Audio: https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/object/rudizimmerer?region=ap-southeast-1&prefix=6/The+New+Shaolin+Buddhism.mp3