Coming of Age in the Monastery with Kung Fu Master Yuan Jing

Coming of Age in the Monastery with Kung Fu Master Yuan Jing

As a young boy, Kung Fu Master Yuan Jing has learnt to live the life of a monk. Born in an impoverished village in China, he and his younger brother were among the fortunate ones since they were chosen at a young age to live in the Shaolin Temple to become masters in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Meditation.

He has lived the life of a monk since he was a boy waking at 5:30 a.m. to the routine of meditation, training and discipline. The temple is located high in the Shaoshi Mountain in China’s central Henan Province

In our conversation we dive into what a life of loving discipline yields and what our urban monk is up to these days.

In this Conversation with Kung Fu Master Yuan Jing:

  • How one gets chosen to become a kung fu master
  • Learn how elder monks age
  • Yuan teaches about discipline

Links from today’s show:

About the Shaolin Temple

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