Shi Yongxin, “CEO Monk” and abbot of the Shaolin Temple

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in Otherhood | One Comment
Shi Yongxin, “CEO Monk” and abbot of the Shaolin Temple


Buddhism is the dominant religion in China, with as many as 300 million believers across the country. Like other forms of Buddhism, Zen emphasizes letting go of worldly cares and working toward enlightenment through meditation and practice of the Buddha’s teachings, which include a ban on harming any sentient beings. As its home, and the centerpiece of many kung fu novels and films, the Shaolin Temple has become an integral part of Chinese popular culture. In fact, it is probably one of the most famous global brands to have come out of China in any industry, thanks in no small part to the abbot, whom Chinese media have dubbed the “CEO monk.”

via Lunch with Shi Yongxin, the abbot of the Shaolin Temple. – By Jamil Anderlini – Slate Magazine.

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