On October 29, 2022, Red Mountain Shaolin Temple held their first official press conference at the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center Arizona in Chandler, AZ. The Conference was hosted by Brenda Battaglia and Anthony Wang. Presentations were given by the board of directors and the University of Arizona’s Director of the Center for Buddhist Studies Dr, Wu Jiang, to showcase Shaolin culture and the many benefits Red Mountain Shaolin Temple will bring to the people of Arizona and the United States. When built, Red Mountain Shaolin Temple will be the first Shaolin monastery in North America. A video message of well-wishes from the Venerable Abbot Shi Yongxin and a 3D concept video of the future temple complex were unveiled throughout the night, which culminated in a toast for good health and peace for all humankind, given by Board President Shi Yanqing. Yanqing was sent to the United States in 2010 by the Venerable Abbot Shi Yongxin to help promote and spread Shaolin Culture.
The event was attended by representatives from the Chandler City Council on Public-Private Relations, the United Chinese Association of Arizona, Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix, the University of Arizona Center for Buddhist Studies, the Phoenix chapter of Guan Yin Citta Buddhism Practice, AZ Chinese News, Phoenix Chinese Week, Phoenix Chinese Press, the Arizona Sichuan Association, Kong Xiang Study Group, Jade Dragon Martial Arts, the American Martial Arts Alliance, China University of Geosciences American Alumni Association, Kaivala International, Tzu Chi Phoenix Service Center, the Asian Cultural Engagement, Hope Chinese School of Alberta, Tucson Hung Gar Wingchun Club, The World Wushu Center, Arizona Sanda Association, Dynamic Martial Arts Academy, the American Wushu Academy, World Martial Arts Academy, Great Wall Chinese Medicine, the Sunbird Arizona Chinese Network, the Chinese Restaurant Association of Alberta, Asian Tea Garden, Go Anime, Sacred Mountain Fighting and Healing Arts, Sensei J Enterprises, Uneed Martial Arts, ASU Football team running back Jackson He, and many other friends of Shaolin.
Red Mountain Shaolin Temple hopes to break ground in 2024 to begin construction of the temple complex.