Amituofo. We welcome you to your Temple.
1. Can you please recommend some exercises?
You can read some articles which discuss stretching, some basics and warm ups on our site in the press archive.
2. How long will I have to train to become a Master? What about a monk?
You don’t have to train martial arts, you can still become a monk. You can still become a master. But if you want to become a Shaolin Temple monk you must train harder. Not only martial arts skills but also philosophy and history. You must develop your personality and understanding and combine all of this together – that way you are a Shaolin Temple monk.
3. Who teaches class?
Founder Xi Miao Jingshen.
4. Do I need any prior training to attend classes at the Shaolin Temple?
In martial arts, especially, my philosophy: there is no age...you can be short...you maybe are tall, you can start training Shaolin Temple Martial Science or Chan Buddhism. Your prior life experience doesn’t matter.
5. What if I have injuries or health concerns, can I still train?
First, you must understand how to be a doctor to yourself. For example, foster happiness, eat good food, sleep good, understand and trust yourself. Don’t confuse yourself, but truly try and enjoy your life. Life is so beautiful you must understand that life has the best of everything. I believe you like to kiss your girlfriend – that’s sweet, but when the relationship becomes a little bit of a problem, then it becomes sour, bitter, a little pain – what’s difference, our physical compares with this? That’s life. I believe that many people are not physically injured so much as they are truly mentally injured. Spiritually injured. Come on, get up!! When you were born, you did not realize how good was your mental, your physical, you had a pure mind, so clean, a pure body. Year by year passed, getting younger and younger, a lot of wonderful things come to your life, you begin to think, begin to look at things, begin to worry, begin to enjoy, for example from when you know how to take care of yourself, know how to express your journey and take then say you take away the vacation time, the eating time, you don’t want to do anything time, sleeping time, sick time, mental, physical, spiritual, how many hours do you have in your priceless life. Cherish yourself.
8. Can I try a class?
Anyone can try a Level 1 Class. We ask a donation of $20. Anyone can watch a Level 1 Class. You may choose one or the other. There is a class schedule on the website in the Shaolin Training section. I ask that you respect the privacy of our level 2 classes.
9. How old do I have to be to start training?
You can start when you are born if your parents know how to train you. And before that if your parents have good philosophy, your parents can teach you then too. Until a 100 years later you are ready to see God, up to that day you can start to train. That very day you can train.
10. Are there living facilities at the Shaolin Temple?
Yes, we are looking forward to inviting you to stay at your temple. The temple belongs to everyone.
Before you ask the question, please ask yourself first. Please try and understand yourself and learn about yourself. I believe this is the way to educate yourself. Amituofo. Not only external and internal, inner bright, stay in front of mirror please take a moment and look at yourself. You will be surprised at how good looking you are. Probably you forgot so I just remind you. Please don’t scare yourself.
On this beautiful planet a lot of wonderful things can be seen, there are a lot of wonderful things to celebrate, a lot of wonderful things to do. A lot of wonderful people are living on this beautiful planet, a lot of funny people live here too. I mean funny who don’t understand themselves, truly funny people are fantastic for example people like to watch what’s that called...comedian, and we have that specific channel, a lot of people truly enjoy their lives and a lot of people truly confuse their lives. A lot of people like to talk beautiful things and that’s wonderful, and many people like to talk about negative things, that is not so wonderful – my friend look at me – I will change you, I am going to knock your head and open your heart and open your mind.