SHAOLIN FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES CHINATOWN

Contact: Xiayi Shirley Zhang xszhang@
chinatownla.com (213)6800243

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WHAT : LA Chinatown Business Improvement District brings 1500 years of Shaolin Temple's cultural heritage to Los Angeles in celebration of Shaolin Temple Day LA. Twelve years ago, the California State Assembly proclaimed March 21st
2004 as China Songshan Shaolin Temple Day. A full zodiac cycle later, Los Angeles Chinatown commemorates the special day with an evening of Shaolin martial arts, meditation studies, cultural workshops, and vegetarian cuisine
showcases.

The festival will showcase the four pillars of Shaolin teachings the study of Zen Buddhism, Martial Arts, Wellness and Medicine, and Classic Arts. Shaolin Masters will perform the highest levels of Kung Fu and offer group lessons of basic forms to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to join workshops in
meditation, Traditional Chinese Medicine and therapy, and try their hand at the classic Chinese art of calligraphy. Curious attendees can even experience a day in the life of a Shaolin warrior monk by participating in a traditional training drill and sampling vegetarian cuisine.

WHEN : Saturday, March 19th, 2016
5PM 8PM Event
Interviews and photo opportunities

WHO : Master Shi Yanxu, Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Members of the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center

WHERE : Los Angeles Chinatown Historic Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90012

About Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA
Founded under the direction and mandate of Abbot Shi YongXin and Shaolin Temple China, the
Shaolin Temple Cultural Center’s mission is to promote, pass on and protect the tenets of
Shaolin Culture. In 2007, the Abbot tasked Master Shi Yanxu, a coach of warrior monks at
Shaolin Temple, to carry out the Abbot’s mission in North America. Shaolin Temple China was founded in 495 A.D. and is the origin of Chan Buddhism, and Shaolin Kung Fu is the oldest
school of Kung Fu in the world and the forefather to all modern schools of martial arts.

About Chinatown BID
Established in 2000, the Chinatown BID seeks to creatively manage and facilitate the growth of
Chinatown as a culturally defined, economically vibrant, and socially engaging destination.
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posted on 2016-03-07


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