Los Angeles, CA – August 20, 2023 – The Shaolin Temple Los Angeles was honored to announce a momentous occasion as Grand Abbot Shi Yong Xin, the spiritual leader of the Shaolin Temple in China, visited our temple on August 20th, 2023. This visit strengthened the bonds between the global Shaolin community and provided a unique opportunity for spiritual enrichment and cultural exchange.
Grand Abbot Shi Yong Xin had been a leading figure in preserving and promoting the profound traditions of Shaolin Kung Fu and Chan Buddhism. His dedication to spreading the wisdom and teachings of the Shaolin Temple had inspired countless individuals worldwide.
During his visit, Grand Abbot Shi Yong Xin engaged in various activities, including discussions about future diplomatic plans to further spread Shaolin culture in places such as Canada and Italy, ancient Shaolin routines performed by the disciples of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles, a Chinese Lion dance performance, blessing and authentic cappuccinos made at the new Shaolin Caffe, and lectures from the Grand Abbot about the philosophy of Chan Buddhism. This presented a rare opportunity for both leaders and the general public to experience the rich heritage of Shaolin culture firsthand.
Additionally, we were delighted to announce that the venerable Abbot Shi Yan Fan, the spiritual leader of Shaolin Temple Los Angeles, hosted the Grand Abbot Shi Yong Xin and the Vancouver Shaolin Cultural Center at the newly renovated temple located in Sherman Oaks. The activities were followed by a celebratory lunch with all parties at his favorite local Italian restaurant, Oliva Trattoria. Together, they shared their wisdom and insights of how to continue to spread the beauty of the Shaolin culture to the western world.