On the morning of March 23, 2014 (local time in America), as a part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of California “Songshan Shaolin Temple Day”, The consecration rite for Shaolin Wellness Center in Silicon Valley was held.
On the evening of March 22, 2014 (local time in America), “Magnificent Shaolin” was given in San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. A cultural feast consisted of blessing prayer and Shaolin Kungfu show won the audience’s thunderous applause.
On the morning of March 22, 2014, the fifth anniversary celebration of Shaolin Temple USA was held. Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin of China Songshan Shaolin Temple, Master Zhihai, abbot of Foshan Temple in San Francisco, America, Master Shengxiong, abbot of Cien Temple in San Francisco, America, Shaolin Cultural Delegation and local Buddhist devotees were present.
On the happy occasion of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of California “Songshan Shaolin Temple Day”, I expressed my warm congratulations on the celebration.
On the morning of March 21, 2014 (local time in America), Ven. Abbot Yongxin was invited to come to Sing Tao Chinese Radio and accepted Mr. Benny Chang’s interview.
At 12:30 pm of March 20, 2014 (local time in America), Ven. Abbot Yongxin accepted Ding Ding TV’s interview in Silicon Valley.
On the afternoon of March 20, 2014 (local time in America), Ven. Abbot Shi Yongxin led Shaolin Cultural Delegation to hold Converted-to-Buddhism rite for local Buddhist devotees in Fremont Shaolin Cultural Center.
The Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of Chan Buddhism in China (Chan Buddhism plays a decisive role in the history of Chinese Buddhism and the history of culture. In mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as Japan and South Korea, most Buddhist temples are Chan Temples.