Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his entourages visit Shaolin Temple

发布日期:2012-08-06   字体大小:   

On August 6, 2012, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and his entourages accompanied by vice-governor Zhao Jiancai and other leaders of Henan Province visited Shaolin Temple. Ven. Abbot Yongxin and the public gave them a warm welcome.



Group photo in front of Mountain Gate



Look around in Shaolin Temple


King Sihamoni visited the various halls, inscriptions and historic sites of Shaolin Temple along the way. Ven. Abbot Yongxin introduced everyone with great familiarity about the over one thousand five hundred years’ history of Shaolin Temple and the development and inheritance of Chan Buddhism in China.



Devotionally worship Buddha


That very day was just Avalokitesvara’ Enlightenment Day, the monks of Shaolin Temple were chanting sutra and praying in Mahavira Hall to celebrate the significant and special festival, simultaneously wished world peace and good weather for the crops. King Sihamoni stepped in the main hall and devotionally worshipped and offered incense to Buddha and wished the friendship between China and Cambodia last forever.



Watch Kungfu performance



Group photo



Warm talk with foreign disciple


Soon afterwards, King Sihamoni and his entourages came to the open ground in front of the Tripitaka Sutra Pavilion and watched the wonderful Shaolin Kungfu performance. After that, Shaolin disciples from Africa and France showed what they had learnt in Shaolin Temple for King Sihamoni. King Sihamoni encouraged Kungfu monks that their performance was fantastic and he wished them make greater progress.

During the visit, King Sihamoni talked with Ven. Abbot Yongxin affectionately, “I have been yearning for Shaolin Temple a long time. I’m very excited to come here. And it is my great honor to get such a high courteous reception from Ven. Abbot Yongxin. I hope Ven. Abbot Yongxin can visit Cambodia at your convenience.” Ven. Abbot Yongxin said, “It has been a long time since China and Cambodia became friends and both maintain friendly relations with each other from generation to generation. Cambodia is a Buddhist country and I have been there many times. I hope I can visit your country in the near future to enhance the friendship between China and Cambodia and boost the Buddhism exchange of both countries.”



Exchange presents



Hard to say goodbye


Finally, Ven. Abbot Yongxin presented King Sihamoni a woodcarving of Avalokiteshvara and Five Dhyani Buddhas statues of Shaolin Temple to bless the countries be prosperous and the people at peace and wish King Sihamoni good luck all the time. King Sihamoni also gave elegant gifts for Ven. Abbot Yongxin in return to show his gratitude.

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