Danxia Mountain Temple Festival took place on 18th of April. The mountain has an elevation of 1888 meters. On top of the mountain there is  Gokokuji Temple which was built in the Ming Dynasty.

In the Gokokuji Temple there are buildings like Shan Men, the Mahavira Hal, Jade Buddha Hall, Avalokitesevara Hall, Thousand Hand Kwan Yin Hall, Abstinence Hall and many more. THE PATTRA LEAF SCRIPTURES is one of the temple’s treasure. At present, in China are only 4 Pattra leaf Scriptures, out of which 2 are in this temple.

Visiting the Temple you can also see plaques, couplets, paintings and calligraphy written by Zhao Yijilong and Weng Tong. There are many Buddhist treasures such Jade Buddha, gold Maitreya, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and many more. Plaques like Danxia Shan, Huguo Si, Da Xiong Bao Dian were written by President of Chinese Buddhist Association Mr. Zhao Puchu.

The Venerable Abbot of the Shaolin Temple Kunming, Grandmaster Shi Yanbei, has been invited to preside the Buddhist Festivity. Shifu Yanjun together with the Kung Fu show team has also been invited for a Kung Fu demonstration. From our team, were present: Phillip (UK), Andi (UK), Rebekha (USA), Dee (USA), Nick (Swiss), Peter (Hungary) and George (Greece).

We would like to congratulate Shifu Shi Yanjun, Phillip and Andi for the great honor received from the Gokokuji Temple Abbot to become part of the Temple further Kung Fu team development.

Students have been grateful to the Venerable Abbot Grandmaster Shi Yanbei for this amazing opportunity to not only perform Kung Fu but for having the chance to visit such an amazing Temple with a rich Buddhist Culture. To see and touch also the Pattra leaf has been an unique opportunity!

We are all looking further for the next great experience to perform as being part of the Shaolin Temple Yunnan.


Dr. Rhea Du

Dr. Rhea Du

International Shaolin Cultural Exchange Ambassador of Shaolin Temple Yunnan

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