At 11:00 a.m. of September 9, 2012 (local time in Berlin, Germany), “European Shaolin Culture Festival” and the 11th anniversary celebration of Shaolin Temple Germany was held in Shaolin Temple Germany. Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin of Shaolin Temple, master Shi Yongchuan, abbot of Shaolin Temple Germany, masters from Permanent Residence Compound of Shaolin Temple, German Shaolin disciples, European Shaolin disciples and Shaolin culture amateurs attended the activity.
Ven. Abbot Yongxin delivered an address
Local devout Buddhism believers
The small Shaolin disciple
As the celebration started, Ven. Abbot Yongxin led Shaolin monks to make a solemn Dharma assembly for praying, may the country is prosperous and the people are at peace, pray for world peace and people's happiness. Soon afterwards, Ven. Abbot Yongxin expressed his congratulation, he said, “Since it was established, Shaolin Temple Germany regards Shaolin culture promotion as its mission, carry out numerous activities such as Shaolin Kungfu instruction, Shaolin Chan meditation and Shaolin culture experience which are very popular with the German public. Shaolin culture is world cultural heritage and its broad and profound implication can bring everyone joy, peace, health and happiness.”
Ven. Abbot Yongxin presided over the Dharma assembly
Dharma assembly for praying
To record the wonderful moments with camera
During the celebration, the masters from Shaolin Temple introduced and explained Shaolin Chan meditation for European Shaolin disciples and Shaolin culture amateurs, and led all the people on the scene to experience the attractive and extraordinary Chan meditation.
Shaolin disciples attended the celebration
In the afternoon, the third members meeting of Shaolin Europe Association was held. The members spoke out freely and contributed ideas and exerted efforts for the programming, constitution and other aspects of Shaolin Europe Association.
Members meeting of Shaolin Europe Association
From September 11 to 14, “European Shaolin Culture Festival” will keep on in Vienna, Austria. The content covers Shaolin culture experience, picture shows of “Millennia Shaolin and Centennial Image” and so on.