What is Shaolin?
Thursday, 16 September 2010 09:54

Traditionally the word "Shaolin" refers to:

  1. The historical Shaolin-monasteries of Dynastic China and their Shaolin monks
  2. The traditional arts practiced in the Shaolin monasteries of the past

shaolin-temple-5Genuine Shaolin arts are often categorized as the "Three Shaolin Treasures", namely Chi Kung, Kungfu and Zen:

  • Chi Kung is an art of energy for radiant health, vitality and various other benefits
  • Shaolin Kungfu is a martial art and a comprehensive program for personal development
  • Zen is a complete method for cultivating the mind and the spirit

The Shaolin arts are crown jewels of the Chinese civilization, perfected throughout centuries of uninterrupted cultivation. Their great benefits are as useful and valuable today as over 1000 years ago.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 December 2011 15:42