The Meditation Hall in Shaolin Temple, with a history of more than 1500 years, is located on either side of the Sutra-Keeping Pavilion. It was destroyed in flames of war in 1928. The Records of Shaolin Temple said: “The east Meditation Hall on the North of the Dinning Hall” “The west Meditation Hall is on the north of storeroom”. The east and west Meditation Halls are behind the Mahaviro Hall. The east and west Meditation Halls were rebuilt on their sites in 1981. The former east Meditation Hall was renamed Shaolin Incense Hall and the west Meditation Hall renamed the Guest Hall.
Regulations of the Meditation Hall
Precepts are the principles of Bodhi; they are also the roots of martial arts virtue. By staying true to these precepts, our Shaolin Temple has been
able to endure for over a thousand years. In keeping with our patriarchs’ intention, I would like to express my humble ideas in order to pass on their teachings to our disciples.