Shaolin Festival In Los Angeles Chinatown

Mar 09, 2016, 12:00 ET from Los Angeles Chinatown Business Improvement District

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  


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.


Saturday, March 19th, 2016

5PM - 8PM - Event

Interviews and photo opportunities


Master Shi Yanxu, Shaolin Temple Cultural Center USA

Members of the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center


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.

SOURCE Los Angeles Chinatown Business Improvement District