Maitreya Happy Buddha Temple is the new location of Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy in South of China. The Academy location in North is still at Shaolin Temple but the Headmaster of the Academy will be teaching in the South of China location.

Shifu Shi Yanjun, the Headmaster of the Academy has been looking for the best place where students can train and live the whole year around. The Shaolin Temple area is extremely cold during the winter months therefore the training is limited to only external styles. This affects the quality of Kung Fu you learn and makes the progress slower.

Maitreya Happy Buddha Temple is located in a perfect area with mild winters and not so hot summers. You can learn all year around in a very balanced way following the Yin-Yang principles.


The Happy Buddha settled on the Jinping Mountain and started to spread the Sutras. In his memory, 1300 years ago, was build this unique Temple without walls. The meaning of ‘without walls’ is that the Buddha powers are unlimited. Another characteristic of this Temple is the stairs down-up which means that ‘people always move up’.

The Academy accommodation is one of the Temple’s buildings and we offer also 4 very special rooms in the traditional wooden Temple with carved windows and doors. You will be training inside the Temple – we will have for our students all the Temple courts, mountain and lakes! If is raining, we will train inside the Temple’s tower, which has a surface of 1000 sqm.

All the training will be very traditional and personalized. Students will train also on the Meihua Poles which will help improve your skills 3 times faster than training on the ground.


Mile City (弥勒市) is one of the best cities in Yunnan Province called the ‘Lucky Place’. The city received from the Government the distinction of 5A touristic resort. It is forbidden to have any industry which might pollute the environment, therefore is considered the cleanest city with excellent air quality. Mile is very famous for his hot springs which have therapeutic properties. It is built around lakes and mountains which makes Mile a very distinctive and exotic place to live.

Maitreya Happy Buddha Temple will open officially on 3rd of July 2017. If you already booked your trip to Shaolin and wish to change to our new location or make a combination of both locations you can do so.

We are waiting for you!

Shifu Shi Yanjun

Dr. Rhea Du

Dr. Rhea Du

International Shaolin Cultural Exchange Ambassador of Shaolin Temple Yunnan