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Shaolin: Inside Out

Shaolin Kung Fu.

The Shaolin Temple of China is world-renowned as the birth place of Chan (Zen) Buddhism as well as Eastern martial arts.

The Shaolin way of life seeking balance between movement and stillness has persevered through invasions, wars, revolutions, and dynasties, resulting in a large canon of legends, myths, practices, and disciplines that make it one of the most iconic global Chinese institutions ever.

Shaolin's influence on global popular culture can be felt through the hundreds of entertainment properties that it has impacted, from the recent movie The Last Airbender to Shaolin Soccer and the original Kung Fu television show initially conceived by Bruce Lee.

Asia Society is honored to feature an unprecedented conversation with the Venerable Shi Yong Xin, Abbot of the Shaolin Temple, who will speak about the emergence of the Shaolin Temple on the global stage. The event will be led by a narrated demonstration and explanation of Shaolin Martial Arts by authentic Masters.     

Join us for a special evening inside the legend and beyond the myths — Shaolin Inside Out.

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 7:00 to 9:00 pm ET.

For more information on Shaolin, please visit http://www.shaolinunited.com/shaolin/aboutshaolin

My Shaolin Journey, the story of Shi Yongxin, the Abbott of the Shaolin Temple, will be on sale at the event.

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Event Details

Mon 23 May 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$30 per person; $25 student with ID/seniors/members. Group rate available for groups of 10 or more. Seating limited.